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Sunday, December 17, 2006

New UN Convention Forbids Withdrawal of Food or Fluids from Disabled like Terri Schiavo


UNITED NATIONS, December 15, 2006 ( - The newly approved United Nations "Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities" which was adopted by the General Assembly Wednesday forbids nations which sign on to it from denying "food and fluids" to disabled persons.

Article 25 of the Convention, which deals with health, directs (in sub-section f) nations to "Prevent discriminatory denial of health care or health services or food and fluids on the basis of disability."

Commenting on the development, Alex Schadenberg of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition told that "To cause death by dehydration by denying food and fluids to a person based on their disability or cognitive ability, such as Terri Schiavo, is to kill them by euthanasia."

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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

The Truth About Priests

Please say a prayer for your priest and those considering a vocation to the priesthood.

O my Jesus, I beg You on behalf of the whole Church: Grant it love and the light of Your Spirit and give power to the words of priests so that hardened hearts might be brought to repentance and return to You, O Lord.

Lord, give us holy priests; You Yourself maintain them in holiness. O Divine and Great High Priest, may the power of Your mercy accompany them everywhere and protect them from the devil's traps and snares which are continually being set for the souls of priests. May the power of Your mercy, O Lord, shatter and bring to naught all that might tarnish the sanctity of priests, for You can do all things. I ask You, Jesus, for a special blessing and for light for the priests before whom I will make my confessions throughout my lifetime. Amen.

wonderful news

From Luukas' dad:

I think I'm in love with St Lucy.

We went to see the eye doctor today. When she examined Luukas he showed quite clearly that he was fixing his eyes on many different objects and even following them, though only for a short time. Of course his vision is extremely far from perfect, but at least he sees light, wide stripes and movement. And he has great problems in directing his eyes on whatever he wants to look at. Now we have instructions on what to do to help him with all that. The doctor said his vision can only improve from now on, but nobody can say how good it will be. We'll be talking to St Lucy again, I think Wink

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Saint for the Year: 2007

I was chosen by St. Charbel Makhlouf

Look for more post later as we learn about this saint.

disturbing statistics

49% number of Catholics that do not agree that all abortions should be illegal
1% those who are unsure
30% number of Catholics who never attend Mass and believe all abortions should be illegal
60% number of Catholics who attend Mass at least once a week and believe all abortions should be illegal.

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Catholic Carnival #97

Here it is