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Fast with Terri

3/22/2005 - 5:00 AM PST


By Dr. Mark Miravalle
Professor of Theology and Mariology
ęCatholic Online 2005

Terry Schiavo is dying. It has now been over four days since Terri has been denied food and water. Federal Judge Whittemore has just rejected the petition made possible by the special approval of Congress and President Bush to reinsert her feeding tube.

We are urgently calling Christians and all people of good will to fast in whatever way they can to restore Terriĺs feeding tube and for the full protection of her precious life.

Please join us in a solidarity of fasting with our sister, Terri, as long as she remains without food and water, in urgent petition to God for the protection of her life. Let us feel a small portion of Terriĺs hunger and thirst, and offer our fasting for an intervention of God for Terri and for our country, that we will not allow the direct killing of an innocent human being by starvation.

These next few days hold the final opportunity to save Terriĺs life. The transcendent value of human life demands every possible effort for its protection. Please join us, in whatever way you can, in a fast with Terri.

ôAnd Jesus rebuked him, and the devil came out of him, and the child was curedůThen the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, ĹWhy could we not cast it out?ĺůJesus said to them, ôbecause of your unbeliefůbut this kind is not cast out except by prayer and fastingö (Mt. 17:18-21).ö


Franciscan University of Steubenville  OH, US
Dr. Mark Miravalle - Professor of Theology and Mariology, 740 946-7777



Terri, Fast, Bush, Euthanasia, Florida, Law

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