Monday, January 29, 2007

Christian Hospice arranges prostitution

Background briefing. If hospices don't understand the principle of 'cooperation in evil', then that is very bad news for their inmates. This hospice was founded and is still headed by an Anglican nun, Frances Dominica.

From CF news: A young disabled man who receives care for his life-limiting illness at a hospice run by a nun spoke on Friday of his decision to use a prostitute to experience sex before he dies. Sister Frances Dominica gave her support to 22-yearold Nick Wallis, who was born with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Sufferers usually die by their thirties. Mr Wallis told staff at the Douglas House hospice in Oxford that he wanted to experience sexual intercourse. 'I discussed it with my carers and my parents …. I had to recognise that if was to experience sex I would have to pay for it out of my savings. The hospice staff, after taking advice from a solicitor, clergy and health care professionals, decided to help him. It was arranged for the prostitute to visit his home in Northampton.

Mr Wallis has decided to talk in public about his decision as part of the BBC documentary series about life inside Douglas House and its associated hospice for children, Helen House. He said he did not discuss his decision directly with Sister Frances, who founded the two hospices. 'I know that some people will say 'You are a Christian foundation. What are you thinking about?'. But we are here for all faiths and none,' she said. 'It is not our job to make moral decisions for our guests. We came to the conclusion that it was our duty of care to support Nick emotionally and to help ensure his physical safety.' Mt Wallis's story will be broadcast on 'The Children of Helen House', on BBC2, at 10pm, Tuesday. [Telegraph]

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Pope Leo XIII's Prayer to St Michael

Holy Michael, Archangel, defend us in the day of battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, thrust down to Hell Satan, and all wicked spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen