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Veritatis Splendor

"Keep your eyes fixed upon Jesus, who inspires and perfects our faith" --Hebrews 12:2

Pope Benedict XVI before our Lord

And only where God is seen does life truly begin. Only when we meet the living God in Christ do we know what life is. We are not some casual and meaningless product of evolution.
Each of us is the result of a thought of God.
Each of us is willed,
each of us is loved,
each of us is necessary.
There is nothing more beautiful than to be surprised by the Gospel, by the encounter with Christ. There is nothing more beautiful than to know Him and to speak to others of our friendship with Him.
~Pope Benedict XVI, Homily April 24th, 2005

Friday, March 18, 2005

House to Issue Subpoenas in Schiavo Case

Praised be Jesus Christ, a ray of hope has appeared after midnight tonight, early Friday morning.

Thank God there were legislators who came up with this idea!

The United States House of Reps. "House Government Reform Committee" is planning to issue subpoenas for the hospice administrators and doctors, in an effort to "to allow Congress to fully understand the procedures and practices that are currently keeping her alive." It seems there will be a concurrent US Senate investigation as well.

"We've been going nonstop on this all day long," Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, a Republican from Tennessee, said before the House announcement, which came after midnight. "Letters are being written and sent out. We're not giving up and we're not going to give up."

It was not immediately known what effect the subpoenas will have on Friday, when the court order to remove the feeding tube takes effect. "We feel that we're on comfortable ground given the federal government's interest in long-term care," Hastert spokesman Ron Bonjean said Friday morning.

Earlier, David Gibbs, attorney for Schiavo's parents, Bob and Mary Schindler, said that he would ask a federal judge in a habeas corpus filing Friday in Tampa to block the removal and review the actions of state courts. Such appeals are most commonly used in death penalty cases when legal appeals have been exhausted; they require the government to justify its actions.

"We are going to ask him to issue a stay because in this case, state action would be used to end the life of an innocent, disabled woman," Gibbs said.

The Florida attorney general's office usually defends the state against habeas filings. A call to the office late Thursday seeking comment was not immediately returned.

Complete FOX News article at: House to Issue Subpoenas in Schiavo Case


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