April 2, 2005
Mel Gibson: Florida Bishop Lynch Deserted TerriTopics: News
"Passion of the Christ" producer-director Mel Gibson is blasting St. Petersburg, Fla., Bishop Robert Lynch for "being quite indifferent" to the plight of Terri Schiavo.
Not only was Lynch silent while Terri Schiavo was forcibly starved to death - he issued a statement directly at odds with Church teaching that food and water is basic sustenance and can not be withheld by private choice.
(...) The bishop conveniently left the country on a trip just days before she died Thursday.
(...) in a statement posted to the Web site of his St. Petersburg diocese before Easter, he didn't sound particularly upset over Schiavo's death sentence.
(...) Bishop Lynch called for "mediation" between Michael Schiavo and Terri's parents, saying that the 41-year-old woman's plight is a "complex and tragic situation."
(...) The Vatican's position on Schiavo's starvation death was far stronger.
(...) Hours after Schiavo's death was announced on Thursday, Cardinal Martino called it "murder."
(...) "When you deprive somebody of food and water, what else is it? Nothing else but murder."
cross posted at Hyscience
Posted by richard at April 2, 2005 10:10 PM
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