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Monday, February 28, 2005

John Paul II's wordless sermon

Newsweek's Christopher Dickey doesn't like the fact that Pope John Paul II didn't leave a living will: "... this same pontiff who continues to assert his will in the daily life of the church has given his doctors no instructions about how to sustain his life, or not, should he slip into a persistent coma." Perhaps that's because he has the will to live -- and, more importantly, something to teach the faithful about dying and suffering.

(Cross-posted at Sobering Thoughts)

Posted by Paul Tuns on February 28, 2005 in Religion | Permalink


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Umm... what exactly does not having a will "teach the faithful about dying and suffering?"

Posted by: Syd | 2005-02-28 2:21:27 PM

Maybe that it is not our "will" that matters. But thats just a guess.

Posted by: Pat C | 2005-02-28 4:42:47 PM

Syd, the article says he "didn't leave a living will". Note the word "living".

What a great leader! Pope John-Paul II is the best argument in favor of the Roman Catholic church in 500 years.

Posted by: Pete E | 2005-03-02 12:44:26 AM

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