The misstatements by various religious on the matter of Jahi McMath, the poor girl who fell into a coma following tonsil surgery last month, is not helping matters.
Much like the drama laiden grandmother in a State Farm commercial who tells her son, “Six callers on hold in line in front of us, Jimmy.” Her son responds, righty:
“You’re not helping!”
Fr Morris is NOT helping here! His statements on Fox News yesterday were both clear as mud, less than precise when it comes to definitions of death according to Catholic magisterial teaching, as well as presumption against the Holy Ghost, one sin Christ said is unforgivable.
It’s cruel and untruthful for Fr Morris to tell the audience (and her family) Jahi’s soul is already in heaven. He has nothing verifiable to base that upon. I hope his bishop was watching and gives him a call for some charitable fraternal correcti
He also defers to “science” by majority vote as the arbiter if the child is alive or dead, yet it is that same politically and anti-Christian driven medical group-think that has led us to the unscientific “brain dead” criterion which is imprecise and based on nothing resembling the scientific method.
What these faux “bioethicists” do is neither mesasurable, repeatable nor objective. That’s what the scientific method is. Jahi’s problem is exactly in the area of philosophy and theology, the “queen of sciences”, if only Fr Morris would look and see.
For a good and thorough treatment of this topic, see Prof Dianne Irving’s precision laiden body of work…including why secular bioethics has nothing to do with Catholic ethics. It’s a good read, Fr Morris.
Think Jahi’s fate is bad? Wait till the Death Panels start implementing health care rationing, as it surely will come, under socialistic Obamacare…