In J The Vatican Obviously Gets It I examine Cardinal Martino's observation, "If Mr. Schiavo legally succeeded in provoking the death of his wife, this would not only be tragic in itself, but it would be a serious step toward legally approving euthanasia in the United States,". I am now looking at the motions being denied by Thanatocrat Judge George Greer.
I am forced to lable him "thanatocrat" because it appears that he is aware of the precedent he is setting and that he and Charlie Crist want to go down in history as the Fathers of Legalized Euthanasia in America.
It is my hope that their pastors begin witholding Communion from them immediately. However, I rather doubt that will happen, inspite of the obvious fact that these men are totally unrepentant and not "at love and charity with" their neighbors. Not to mention no intent to lead a new life following the commandments of God. Now that is from the Invitation from Methodist Communion service.
"You who do truely and earnestly repent of your sins, and are at love and charity with yur neighbors, and intend to lead a new life following the commandments of God and walking henceforth in His Holy ways..."
How many times have we been in church hearing those, or similar, words and not given a second thought. Or worse, how many pastors have said them and knowingly given the sacrament to those who have none of the above. I think the Catholic church (or at least a segment of it) has the right idea: deny the Sacrament to any politician who espouses immoral and/or sinful positions ESPECIALLY if it is done to get votes.