Tuesday, March 31, 2009

In Memory of Terri on the 4th Anniversary of Her Death

Today is the fourth anniversary of the death of Terri Schindler Schiavo. My heart still aches at the tragic loss of the life of this innocent woman. The nation grieves for her and remembers her gentleness, the love and zest she had for life.

God permitted her tragic death for a reason and she was truly a martyr in the pro-life movement. Her death was a dramatic wake-up call to all those in this country -- it alerted us all to the horrible tragedy of euthanasia, which has become so commonplace in our society today. It caused some of us who were indifferent, apathetic, or unaware to take a long, hard look at the reality of what is going on in our society and to become more pro-active to prevent this same situation from happening to ourselves and others in the future. It strenghtened the resolve of those of us who were already actively involved in the pro-life movement to work and to pray even harder and to persevere in our efforts.

I am still in awe of her family -- her parents and siblings -- who fought until the end for her life and were such a strong support for her. I thank the Lord for them and all the charitable work they continue to do to help others through the Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation, a non-profit group dedicated to ensuring the rights of disabled, elderly and vulnerable citizens against care rationing, euthanasia and medical killing.

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Related Posts on Catholic Fire:

Terri Schiavo News -- January 10, 2004

Reinforcements for Terri -- March 2, 2005

Keep Praying for Terri -- March 8, 2005

Novena for Terri Schiavo -- March 13, 2005


elena maria vidal said...

I will never forget that awful, desperate time that ended so tragically. We were all sitting there watching that poor girl die such a horrible death, and were not able to save her. It was the darkest Easter that I have ever known.

Bill said...

Her death a.k.a. her murder.