There’s a lot of talk around the blogosphere about people living and dying with dignity, lately.
I figured I’d throw my two cents into the mix – but not on the Florida case.
I have to ask, why is this done? Why does the Catholic Church drain the life out of these men. Instead of having some policy in place that allows a man to live out his last few years in comfort and peace – – the Catholic Church insists on playing dress up with the guy – – wheeling him out in front of thousands, where he can barely sit upright…. plop a funny looking hat on his head and give the adoring public a few moments to oggle at the drooling pope in his golden years, that should be spent in comfort and dignity.
Maybe there is something dignified about the whole thing that I’m missing? But everytime I see the guy in public – – propped up and debilitated, I think how awful. I know he has the option of resigning – – but I’m in total agreement with an age limit on the whole funny hat gig. The guy gives his life to the church – – the church should give a little back in his last, dying years.
As a former Catholic, I’m sure I’ll be going to hell for this, eh?