Thursday, March 31, 2005

Extreme Unction

I wonder what it's like to give last rites to a pope.

Vatican source: Pope given last rites

Ailing pontiff suffers from high fever with urinary tract infection

Thursday, March 31, 2005 Posted: 2156 GMT (0556 HKT)

The pope tried to speak Wednesday, but his words were not clear.

VATICAN CITY (CNN) -- Pope John Paul II was given the last rites of the Roman Catholic Church late Thursday night as his health deteriorated, a Vatican source has told CNN.

The sacrament does not necessarily mean that the pope is dying. Last rites -- also known as the sacrament of anointing the sick -- are commonly given to people who are seriously ill as well. The pope received the sacrament after he was shot by a would-be assassin in 1981.

The pope is suffering from a high fever caused by a urinary tract infection, the Vatican confirmed earlier Thursday -- one day after revealing he had been put on a nasal feeding tube for nutrition.

I just turned on the news to hear about the Pope, but Tom (The Bug Man) DeLay is on every cable channel, insulting the Judiciary for ignoring the US Congress in the matter of Mrs. Terri Schiavo.

32 court rulings, I think. 25 or 26 before DeLay decided to use the case as an excuse to divert attention from his Big Time Ethics Problems.

Hey, Bug Man!

That "Judiciary" includes the US Supreme Court, you Asshat Helmet-Headed Lepton!


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