Loading
Christendom Students stand up for Terri Schiavo; disappointed with indifference
Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Addthis

.- Last week, twenty-one students from Virginia’s Christendom College traveled to Florida to join their voices in the fight for brain-damaged Terri Schiavo. Schiavo, 41, is scheduled to have the feeding tube, which provides her with food and hydration removed this Friday. In February, Florida Judge George Greer ruled in favor of Michael Schiavo, Terri’s husband who has been trying to get the feeding tube removed for years.

Terri’s family and countless pro-life supporters have vowed to see the ruling overturned before the March 18th deadline.

After a sixteen-hour bus trip, the Christendom students joined hundreds more for a March 12th rally in front of Tampa’s Woodside Hospice, where Terri currently resides.

According to the college, many students were disappointed with the relatively small turnout for what many are calling the “Roe vs. Wade of euthanasia.”

Junior John Jalsevac, who wrote about the trip for Christendom’s newsletter, noted a fellow student who said to him, “I still cannot think or believe that Terri’s feeding tube is going to be removed on Friday. And even if they do remove it, surely someone will see her suffering and will stop it.”

Jalsevac said that, “Standing in front of Terri’s hospice, together with her family and friends, brought home the brutal reality that this was not so, that only some people feel as we do.”

The group also spent time distributing informational leaflets on car windows at local churches. There too, the students said, reactions were mixed.

Jalsevac said that many pastors asked them to leave their churches, while some parishioners simply voiced frustration at the continuing story. “It soon became painfully clear to us that, at the very least, the locals had almost completely given up on Terri and had chosen to forget her.”

Another student lamented, “This woman may very well die because of our country’s short attention span.”

Others however, remain hopeful. “The fact that there were so few of us”, said student Chrissy Walsh, “made that hope all the more powerful.”

A new bill which could give Terri’s parents access to a federal court to again argue for their daughter’s life is currently gaining strength in congress.

Schiavo’s supporters are holding their breaths, awaiting Friday’s quickly approaching deadline.

Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages

RESOURCES »

Ads by Google (What's this?)
Ads by Google

Featured Videos

Syrian Refugee, Sara, 14, Before Meeting Pope
Syrian Refugee, Sara, 14, Before Meeting Pope
Ebola orphans thousands of children in West Africa
One year after Haiyan: Philippines rebuilds homes, lives
An Indian contribution to the Vatican's Synod on the Family
Christ Cathedral CNA video Sept 2014
Alejandro Bermudez of CNA accepts ice bucket challenge
'The Real Albania,' remembering those who fled
Pope Francis in Albania, "one of the most important visits of the post-communist era in Albania"
Pope Francis greets paralyzed man who risked all to see him
Franciscans on the banks of the Tiber in Rome, working for the New Evangelization
Pilgrimage from Czech Republic to Assisi and Rome for intentions
Testimony of young Indian who met Pope in Korea
Preparations of the Closing Mass of 6th Asian Youth Day
Missionary of Charity, Korea
Testimony of Christian Love during Pope's Visit to Korea
Religious Sisters in South Korea react to Pope Francis kissing a baby
Warm atmosphere during Holy Mass at Daejeon World Cup Stadium
Images inside Pope Francis flight to South Korea
The tombs of the early Christians
Missionaries of Africa, called "the White Fathers"
Nov
28

Liturgical Calendar

November 28, 2014

Friday of the Thirty-Fourth Week in Ordinary Time

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Lk 21:29-33

Gospel
Date
11/28/14
11/27/14
11/25/14

Daily Readings


First Reading:: Rev 20: 1-4, 11-21:2
Gospel:: Lk 21: 29-33

Saint of the Day

St. Romuald »

Saint
Date
11/28/14

Homily of the Day

Lk 21:29-33

Homily
Date
11/28/14
11/27/14
11/25/14