Thursday, March 3, 2005

Saints Alive: The Kolbe-Schiavo Connection

Mark C.N. Sullivan of Irish Elk offers a passionate description of how the life of St. Maximilian Kolbe, who suffered starvation followed by a fatal injection at Auschwitz, speaks to the Terri Schiavo case—an insight that Terri's bishop, Robert Lynch, fails to grasp.

Sullivan writes:

Now as for lethal injections—Bishop Lynch is foursquare against them: Opposing their use in dispatching condemned criminals is part of the bishop's role in the public square, he's said.

But an estranged husband depriving his disabled wife of food and water until, after two weeks, she starves to death?

That, to Bishop Lynch, is a family matter.
Read the whole thing.

UPDATE: Gregory Popcak proposes that Terri's supporters fast on her behalf.

For updates on the Schiavo case, visit Blogs for Terri, (the official site, which takes donations for Terri's family's court fight to save her life), Thrown Back, and John Bambenek. More information on St. Maximilian is available in Irish Elk's above-linked entry, and also by clicking on his Auschwitz identification number, 16670, which is nestled on the upper left-hand side of this page; he's my patron saint.