Saturday, March 26, 2005

Governor cancels appearance at Good Friday service

[Governor Jeb] Bush was expected to attend an outdoor Good Friday service at 12:30 p.m. at Florida State University in Tallahassee, the state capital.

Rev. Patrick Mahoney, who attended the event with demonstrators, noted with irony that part of the liturgy Bush would have read with the participants included the following text, entitled "The Fifth Station of the Cross":
"Lord Jesus, sometimes I don't want to do what is right or to help someone in need, but you want me to respond positively to the needs of others in my life. Help me to say 'yes' and be willing to give heroic assistance to all who are in need."
"It is clear that Governor Bush canceled his scheduled participation in this Stations of the Cross service out of fear and guilt of seeing supporters of Terri Schiavo pleading for her life," Mahoney said.

"Our prayer for Governor Bush is the same prayer he would have prayed publicly on this Good Friday, had he kept his scheduled appointment."
As time runs outs for Terri Schiavo, all of us should,with renewed vigor, storm heaven with out prayers, penances, and sacrifices, so that God might give an abundance of grace to those who can intercede on her behalf.

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