Friday, September 14, 2007

Vatican addresses Terri Schiavo case, end-of-life issues

Cardinal William Levada who issued the response on end-of-life issues today

.- With end-of-life issues receiving an increasing amount of attention in recent years, the bishops of the United States sent a series of questions to the Vatican about providing food and water to those near death. Today the Vatican published its response to these questions and implicitly condemned the treatment of Terri Schiavo, a comatose Florida woman who was starved to death when her husband and doctors withheld food from her.

The replies to the questions posed by the bishops were published in a document issued by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) and were approved by the Holy Father.

I will try to post some excepts from this document later.
Roman Deacon

"In Cordibus Jesu et Mariae"