Crossed The Tiber

An Evangelical Converts to Catholicism

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I was born into the Catholic faith. At 14, I was "born again" and found Jesus personally but lost His Church. After thirty years as an evangelical protestant, I have come full circle to find that He has been there all the time, in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. I wish others to find the beauty and truth of the Catholic faith as I have found.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

In Case Of Hospitalization, Contact a Priest

In the United Kingdom, some Catholics have started to carry cards in their wallets stating that they request fluids to be administered, at the end of life. They hope that a Catholic priest will be able to guide the medical decisions in keeping with the Catholic theology of protecting life from conception to natural death. The Association of Catholic Women of the UK have a great website with lots of good links to check out.

When we clamor for socialized medicine in this country, realize that there will be a tremendous financial incentive to truncate care for the elderly and those who can't speak for themselves. Food and water are not "extraordinary means" of caring for someone, but are the basic sustenance of life and should not be withheld at the end of life to hasten a patient's death. That would not be natural but will be the order of the day as it is becoming in Europe.,,1990019,00.html


Blogger Joyful Catholics said...

Oh dearest Lord!...have mercy on us and on the whole world! JMJ!

TJ this is horrid! We have to be Card Carrying Catholics now! How is it that God's might arm of justice waits? We saw Terri Schiavo's parents last year when they came to speak in Omaha. Heart-wrenching. Yet, here they are, elderly, grieving yet traveling and speaking to groups who are going through this hideous, hellish trial to give them hope and help their faith.

May people who clamor for this socialized medicine in the U.S. never have to lie in bed, dehydrated with no hope of a drop of liquid, with cracked lips, dying with the physical pain of this torutre, and the mental tormenting pain of regret, for having "valiantly" fought for our "right to die with dignity." Yeah, sure... Terri certainly died with dignity, being on t.v. 24/7, amidst the clamoring 'pro death' crowds didn't she?

Jesus Mary Joseph pray for us!

January 27, 2007 6:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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January 27, 2007 9:41 PM  

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