St. Maximilian Kolbe, Patron of Journalists, Patron of prisoners, you were imprisoned for your Christian witness in your secular society and for your Marian Devotion.
You willingly took the place of another and suffered your Martyrdom from starvation.
Intercede with God our Father for our sister Terri. Intercede with God for the
journalists who are reporting on the intended starvation of Terri, that their eyes
may be opened to see this event as the murder of a disabled innoncent. May they also see beyond the lies of those whose authority has been abused in ordering her death. May they be granted the courage to speak their minds and the courage overcome the pressures of our Culture of Death on (and within) the media.
St. Kolbe, intercede with God to comfort Terri in her time of trial. While your
martyrdom was by choice, hers is not. You and Terri are both victims of societies with distorted views of Perfection and of the value of the individual.
May God have mercy on the actions of those within the Legal system of the United States. May the legal system of this country be returned to the values of cherishing each individual. May we view with horror the parallels between the actions of the legal system of the United States of America and that of Nazi Germany. May the suffering of our Parents and Grandparents during "The Second World War" not have been in vain.
May God Bless those in the United States who hold and express Christian values and defend the lives of those who are innocent and can not defend themselves.
We ask this through Christ, our Lord. Amen