Friday, March 04, 2005

Cardinal says some officials to be denied honors

It'll be interesting to see what will actually take place around the country at our Catholic Universities as they prepare for commencement speeches too.
This comment by the Boston Globe gives me suspicion:

In an interview before his speech, McCarrick said he will argue that politicians who disagree with church teachings should be allowed to speak at Catholic colleges but should not receive honorary degrees.

Should be allowed to still speak at Catholic colleges? Really? Our children (at the expense of parent's hard earned money to pay the high tutition at these colleges) should have their ears and minds subjected to their speeches? At the risk of having their own souls touched by these people?

I hope and pray that there's more information about this interview.

The coming crackdown on blogging

So does this mean that when the 2008 Presidential Election takes place that I won't be able to blog about what's happening because it may be considered a campaign "blog"? And therefore considered a campaign contribution? Oh my gosh! Then I won't be able to step in and help the candidate I think would be strongest to defeat "Bill-ary"! Get more free-speech on the internet!

Thursday, March 03, 2005

US Has Not Backed Down on Pro-Life Stance at UN Meeting
'Clear and Convincing Evidence' of Schiavo's Wishes Challenged

My Letter to My Congressmen

Dear Congressmen,
Please make every effort to save the life of Florida resident Terri Schindler Schiavo from the inhumane treatment of starvation and dehydration-her slow death. Her executioners should be stopped at all costs!
Please work to pass Congressman David Weldon's (R-FL) legislation titled the Incapacitated Person's Legal Protection Act (Terri's Law). I expect you to pass this law at all COSTS as Terri is a defenseless disabled woman with many that support and love her even out side of her own family and friends. It is deplorable and an abomination to mankind and these United States that we as a country are allowing this to take place when we wouldn't allow the beached dolphins in the Florida Keys to go through this death--by dehydration and starvation.

Thank you for taking the time to address this serious moment in the history of the United States.


May God Bless your efforts and Terri.


Congress Steps in on Terri Schiavo Case

This just in an email to from the Family Research Council.
Please pass this information along to all email lists and alerts!
Time is running out for Terri and her parents.

Congress Steps in on Terri Schiavo Case

Congressman David Weldon (R-FL), a medical doctor, plans to introduce legislation titled the Incapacitated Person's Legal Protection Act (Terri's Law), which will hopefully help save Terri Schiavo's life. The legislation would give Terri and others in similar situations the same constitutional protection of due process as death row inmates. Already this week, attorneys for Terri's parents have filed six different motions to help save their daughter, all of which are now on appeal. Dr. Weldon's legislation would allow Terri to have her own counsel who can argue her case, a right given to any criminal in the United States. Terri is, of course, not a criminal but a woman fighting for her life. As Terri's fight intensifies, I cannot be more frank on the fate of this poor woman if her husband has his way. If Terri's feeding tubes are removed, she will face a slow death through starvation, which can take anywhere from 7 to 30 days. Terri's parents, as do Congressman Weldon and I, truly believe Terri is alive and deserves to continue living.

Please call, e-mail, AND fax your U.S. representative to support Terri's Law -- truly life-saving legislation. Time is of the essence.


Wednesday, March 02, 2005

The gloves are off now---Chaput in Denver-
Lunch crowd challenges Chaput Catholic leader fields politics, sex and abortion questions after speech

"Why do (religions) feel they have to impose their views on us?" asked one woman during a spirited question-and-answer session following Chaput's speech to the City Club of Denver. "If we don't - you'll impose your views on us," Chaput shot back to murmurs from the group of about 120 business and civic leaders."

"For religious believers not to advance their convictions about public morality in public debate is not an example of tolerance - it's a lack of courage," Chaput said in his prepared remarks.

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Terri latest info-Judge Greer Denies All Presented Motions

Judge Greer Obstructing Justice; Terri Schiavo and Her Family Flagrantly Denied Due Process by Probate Judge

To: National DeskContact: Pamela F. Hennessy for the Terri Schindler-Schiavo Foundation, 727-445-1766, CLEARWATER, Fl., March 1 /Christian Wire Service/ --

On February 28, 2005, the parents of Terri Schiavo were informed, through their Attorney David Gibbs, III that Judge George Greer of Pinellas-Pasco's Sixth Judicial Circuit has denied, without access to hearing, motions filed by Terri Schiavo's immediate family for-

  • Updated neurological evaluations based on new MRI testing protocols;
  • A motion to compel the deposition of Michael Schiavo;
  • A petition for extraordinary authority to provide Terri Schiavo with updated rehabilitative protocols;
  • A petition for divorce, citing open adultery on the part of Terri Schiavo's husband and guardian;
  • An objection to the guardian's annual guardianship plan
  • A motion to remove Michael Schiavo as guardian, citing his failure to comply with Florida Law mandated guardianship requirements. This motion dates back to November of 2002, but the court has never ruled on it.

Judge Greer has stated that he will only consider motions from Terri's family as they relate to the death process, which include but are not limited to a motion to allow Terri Schiavo to die at home instead of a Hospice facility, a motion for a Florida burial, and a motion allowing her immediate family uninterrupted access to her throughout the death process.

The Terri Schindler-Schiavo Foundation finds the actions of Judge Greer reprehensible and a clear denial of the due process rights afforded to Terri Schiavo under Federal and Florida law.

With new medical diagnosis protocols and new levels of rehabilitation protocols, Terri Schiavo's adjudicated condition of 'persistent vegetative state' is no longer equitable and any responsible jurist would eagerly recognize and accommodate more thorough means of determining the disabled woman's true condition – a condition that remains in great dispute.

Additionally, the Foundation finds the behavior of Judge Greer an absolute obstruction of due process for Terri Schiavo by his refusal to hold the guardian accountable for violation of Florida's guardian laws. The guardian has spent Terri Schiavo's medical fund on representing his own legal interests, has denied her necessary medical services, lives in open adultery with his girlfriend and their two children, has petitioned the courts to cremate Terri immediately upon her death and has repeatedly and flagrantly failed to comply with Florida Statutes that mandate the terms of guardianship. Judge Greer couldn't be bothered with those details so long as Terri Schiavo's death is a guaranteed outcome.

Statement of Pamela Hennessy, Media Representative of the Terri Schindler-Schiavo Foundation: Never in my life have I seen a judge so afraid of the truth. Why is it that admitted criminals are protected to every reasonable measure of law, but our disabled and vulnerable citizens are discarded by the courts as unworthy lives?

YES -Ms Hennessy it is UNBELIEVABLE that we would consider the lives of a FLORIDA MANATEE OR a beached porpoise MORE VALUABLE THEN A HUMAN BEING!