THE POPE WAS MURDERED
We have word from the L.A. Times (via Atrios) that the Culture of Death has struck again:
VATICAN CITY Pope John Paul II died the way he wanted.
He spent his final hours in his Vatican apartment, surrounded by nine members of his mainly Polish inner circle. Three doctors were present, but no elaborate hospital technology to help prolong his life.
Just before the end, the pope's longtime secretary celebrated Mass and began to anoint the pope's hands with oil, according to one account. John Paul gripped his secretary's hand, an apparent farewell gesture to a faithful aide who helped the pontiff fulfill his wish to die unencumbered by tubes and machines. It was 9:37 p.m. Saturday.
John Paul's final hours, as described by doctors, churchmen and sources close to his inner circle, did not include aggressive efforts to revive him as his organs failed. No kidney dialysis machine was used in his apartment, and the insertion of a sophisticated feeding device in his stomach would have required a return to the hospital, sources said. Instead, doctors said, they relied mainly on antibiotics and a respirator.
"There were no therapeutic extremes," said Rodolfo Proietti, a longtime anesthesiologist on the pope's medical team, quoted Sunday in the Corriere della Sera newspaper.
Oh, what terrible lessons our children are learning. What terrible stories are shaping them ...
Well, call me an optimist, but I think there is still hope. I think if we band together against the deathheads on the Left, and do our best to promote a Culture of Life, we will be able to ensure that no one ever has to die again!
Who's with me?