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In Memory of Terri Schindler-Schiavo

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

First Anniversary Memorial Mass for Terri Schindler Schiavo

March 31, 2006
Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer, Human Life International


Dearest Mary and Bob, Bobby and Suzanne and the Schindler and Vitadamo families, what a supreme honor it is for all of us to be here with you celebrating the memory of Terri on this first anniversary of her passing from death to life. I am particularly grateful that you called me and asked me to come; I am unworthy of this honor, but God wills it, and I dedicate all I do here to the memory of our beloved Terri.

Indeed, with the total outpouring of grace and prayer during that time, God shed His divine light on the experience to set in bold relief the contrast between life and death, light and darkness. The grace of Terri’s death showed the world the contours of good and evil in clear light: we saw innocence and beauty confronted with the ugly arrogance and brutality of people like Michael Schiavo and George Felos. Truth was set off in bold relief from the despicable lies and distortions and manipulations of the promoters of euthanasia. We saw Terri’s powerlessness set in stark contrast to the raw abuse of power by the likes of George Greer and others. And in this past year the distinctions have been made even clearer as was shown by the recent interview of Michael by Matt Lauer. Even Matt Lauer was not buying his lies and deceptions.

Read the entire homily here


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