Friday, March 25, 2005

White Smoke & Feeding Tube Watch:
The Pope Is Serene

The Pope is dying.

The Pope has no plans to return to the hospital.

Let's fact it...

The men running for Pope don't want John Paul hooked up to machines.

That would put their career advancement opportunities in a persistent vegetative state.

Yet, The Pope 'says' Terri Schiavo's feeding tube should be reinserted, allowing her to live a longer persistent vegetative life, which she doesn't want.

There are 35000-45000 other Terri Schiavos hooked up to machines via plastic tubes today.

Yet, The Pope is serene.

Must be nice.
Pope is ‘serenely giving himself
to the will of God’

March 25, 2005
By Ruth Gledhill Religion Correspondent

THE POPE is “serenely abandoning” himself to God’s will, according to a senior Vatican cardinal. Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re, the head of the Congregation of Bishops, made his comments during a sermon at a Maundy Thursday Chrism Mass at St Peter’s, in Rome, where he was standing in for the ailing Pope John Paul II.
Senior Roman Catholic sources in London emphasised last night that the comments referred to the Pope’s spiritual rather than physical health, but acknowledged that his health was deteriorating.

The Cardinal’s comments came at the end of a week where the Pope’s health has worsened further, with reports by Italian news agencies that he has been vomiting, suffering strong headaches and not responding to medication.

However, the doctors treating him said that there were no immediate plans for the Pope to return to hospital, although just one public engagement, an Easter Sunday blessing, is scheduled for him this weekend, making this the first year in his papacy that he has missed the traditional Holy Week services.--snip--

Cardinal Re said: “We want to thank him for the witness he continues to give us even through his example of serene abandonment to God, which he links to the mystery of the Cross.” At the start of the Mass, the Cardinal read a message from the Pope. It said: “I am united ideally with all of you who are gathered in the Vatican basilica. Via television from my apartment, my dearest ones, I am spiritually with you.”

They say timing is everything.

The Pope is "serenely giving himself to the will of God."

And it's Good Friday.

Now, that's timing.

What better day to admit that the pope is dying?

Expect the Vatican to be strangely silent on the subject of a papal feeding tube.

Heavy sigh.


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