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Pope-President Alliance on Charlie Gard

 

If we can help little , as per our friends in the U.K. and the Pope, we would be delighted to do so.

After a statement by what was formerly the Pontifical Academy for Life, go here to read it, which basically defended the sentencing to death of the infant by the European courts, Pope Francis apparently, to his great credit, personally intervened:

Pope Francis has backed Charlie Gard’s parents’ desire to “accompany and care” for their sick baby boy “to the end”, saying he hopes their wishes will not be ignored.

The pope weighed in on the situation as Charlie’s parents spend their last days with him after being given more time before his life support is turned off.

The 10-month-old, who suffers from a rare genetic condition and has brain damage, has been at the centre of a lengthy legal battle that has made headlines around the world.

A statement issued by the Vatican today on Pope Francis’ behalf was in stark contrast to a controversial one issued just days ago by his Pontifical Academy for Life.

Go here to read the rest.  So hurrah for our Pope and our President!  Mark Shea hardest hit.

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Donald R. McClarey

Cradle Catholic. Active in the pro-life movement since 1973. Father of three and happily married for 35 years. Small town lawyer and amateur historian. Former president of the board of directors of the local crisis pregnancy center for a decade.

8 Comments

  1. Bravo Pope Francis and President Trump. Suspect Melania Trump drew her husband’s attention this child. Pray that the hospital relents on infanticide of Baby Charlie.

  2. The relationship between Charlie and his parents is a God-given human right which the state is usurping…kidnapping by the state and the imposition of atheism.

  3. I took a look at the linked Sincha Ficher piece, Nate. Here’s what I got out of it:
    1) Doctors never misdiagnose patients
    2) Doctors never commit perjury
    3) I oppose medical experimentation for people who hope
    4) I don’t believe in miracles

  4. Yeah I didn’t get the medical experimentation thing either. I mean, ideally it would never come up but that’s unfortunately not how knowledge and medicines work.

    I guess this is how leftist react when they really don’t want to admit flaws in their preferred system.

  5. Personally, I am a big fan of medical experimentation. If I came down with something horrible I would jump up and down “Guinea pig! Right here! No prior treatment to compromise your experimental results!” Would I hope? Sure, but my real hope is in Jesus.

    I just don’t understand why Simcha Ficher went out of her way to denigrate Charlie’s parents in that way. It was cold. (BTW, my spelling it as ‘Sincha’ in the post above was a true typo, with no bad intent at all. Honest)

  6. I just don’t understand why Simcha Ficher went out of her way to denigrate Charlie’s parents in that way. It was cold.

    If you fancy yourself as a tutor to the unlettered, you do that. If the archives are still around, you might have a look at Todd Flowerday’s (“Catholic Sensibility”) commentary on Terry Schiavo’s family. Mr. Flowerday, a graduate of Bp. Kearney High School and quondam employee of St. Bernard’s Institute in Rochester, has been for some time on the payroll of a parish in the diocese of Kansas City (as a music director). Another of his gems of wisdom was to defend the dregs of an order of women religious in California who had vengefully expelled one of their students from their high schools. Her offense was, in conjunction with her mother, having tipped off the diocesan bishop that the school had hired a gruesome Planned Parenthood agitator as an art teacher. Now, honestly, why would you attempt to defend that? Well, you establish your specialness by taking perverse positions and talking down to people.

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