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Robert Lynch

The Cowardly Bishop

The Most Rev. Robert Lynch, bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of St. Petersburg (Florida), forbade his clergy from being present in Pinellas Park, Florida at the Woodside Hospice where Terri Schiavo is being starved to death. There is a significant Roman Catholic presence at the hospice, including Monsignor Thaddeus Malanowski, two friars (Paul O’Donnell and Hilary McGee) serving as spiritual advisors to the parents, and occasional priests dropping in …

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Retreat from Babylon

This weekend has been very draining. As an explanation, I’ll simply repeat what I told a reporter this morning before I left Woodside Hospice where Terri Schiavo is starving to death. “I don’t want to be here, but I don’t want to leave.” The darkness and evil is present in an almost-tangible way at that place. While Terri dies, hundreds of supporters are outside praying, singing, preaching, fasting, watching, lighting …

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Alabama Clergy Council Resolution About Terri Schiavo

The Alabama Clergy Council adopted the following resolution in recognition of the plight of the family of Terri Schiavo and the sanctity of life. ALABAMA CLERGY COUNCIL RESOLUTION TERRI SCHIAVO AND THE SANCTITY OF LIFE Whereas Terri Schiavo, a forty-one year-old, disabled woman, currently residing in Pinellas Park, Florida, is now being starved to death; and Whereas, many medical doctors agree that she is not in a persistent vegetative state …

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Terri’s Last Hours

I am here in Pinellas Park, Florida at the Woodside Hospice where Terri Schiavo is being starved to death. This morning, her father went in to see her; he came out later and made some remarks, including that he believes she is in her last hours. Apparently, there is another federal appeals court proceeding going on now. The outcry for Governor Jeb Bush to step in and do something is …

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The Injustice Continues

Sadly, Terri Schiavo languishes still in a Florida hospice while government leaders from judges to legislators to chief executives shirk their duties to administer justice. Some children were arrested today for attempting to take water to Terri. Don’t we see the injustice and the ignominy of arresting children (or adults) for trying to give a cup of cold water to a dying woman? More leaders will be holding a press …

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