March 28, 2005

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Father Richard McBrien from Notre Dame was on The Factor tonight discussing the Schiavo case when he and Bill were talking about some outrageuous statements that were being made.

Bill:... the rhetoric is stunning father does it disturb you?

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Father:...Of course it disturbs me, it's distressing...

When the Father told Bill that the Schindler's lawyer (David Gibbs) said that Terri Schiavo would suffer eternal damnation...

Bill: That's the fringe stuff , these people..

Father: FRINGE, he's the lawyer, this person is the lawyer for the Schindler's parents...

Bill: I have to see what the context was...

The context was: via transcripts from Hardball:

MATTHEWS: But this is what David Gibbs said, the lawyer for the family, the Schindlers, the parents. He said, if they put her—allow her to die because of natural causes, not getting food and drink, whatever, that‘s disobeying the Vatican. And that could create additional damnation of her soul or add to the time of her suffering in purgatory. What is a secular... What is a secular lawyer arguing before a secular court that this could mean more time in purgatory for this woman?

"O'Reilly's only intension was to try and drag the left into the mud with the radical religious element, without ever mentioning a hateful thing the left has said on this issue. I never thought I would see a Father call O'Reilly on his own spin."

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