Theresa Marie Schindler Schiavo – RIP

I am so sorry that when you died, your parents and siblings were not permitted to be with you.

…the parents and their two other children “were denied access at the moment of her death. They’ve been requesting, as you know, for the last hour to try to be in there and they were denied access by Michael Schiavo. They are in there now, praying at her bedside.”

It is completely and utterly heartbreaking to read this.

Be at peace, in glory and wholeness. And flights of angels lead you to your rest.

It is not all finished down here. Not by a long shot. But you rest, now.

Let us mourn, but not be discouraged. Let us forgive those who have acted wrongly in our name, even as we beg forgiveness from the Author of Life for whatever failures and delinquencies on our own parts have contributed to the culture of death. We are all sinners, and have fallen short; and the wages of sin truly are death. Let us resolve that Terri’s death shall not have been in vain. In her name, let reform and renewal be our undoubted mission. Let us now, even in the depths of sorrow, rededicate ourselves to our ancient creed, affirming that every human being, as a creature fashioned in the divine image, possesses a profound, inherent, and equal worth and dignity–a worth and dignity that it is the high duty of the officers and institutions of constitutional republican government to respect and defend. Robert P. George.

LaShawn has the round-up of obits and eulogies.

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