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Apr 26th 2013 new

What is happening to our world that dying and injured people can't have a priest?

Apr 26th 2013 new

The article from the Wall Street Journal describes what happened in this regard in more detail. While it describes that priests from the immediate nearby area were not allowed into the crime scene area, it does not indicate that anyone was denied last rites.
online.wsj.com

Apr 26th 2013 new

Just to clarify ... While the WSJ article indicates that victims could not receive last rites at the scene, it does not indicate that they did not receive last rites at a hospital later. It also indicates that there may have been an error on the part of City of Boston officials in denying clergy access to the victims on the scene for spiritual care.

Apr 26th 2013 new

Its time the Communist , Socialist and and misguided Liberals . stop it it . Evil is all around us because of them . The Devil is within them . To many Priest have died to defend this country and the faith . Its now time to stop there Ignorance . let us remembered some of them . and al of them . In are prayers . and all that Denied that JESUS is are LORD GOD and SAVIOR .

Apr 27th 2013 new

(Quote) Angela-374523 said: Just to clarify ... While the WSJ article indicates that victims could not receive last rites at...
(Quote) Angela-374523 said:

Just to clarify ... While the WSJ article indicates that victims could not receive last rites at the scene, it does not indicate that they did not receive last rites at a hospital later. It also indicates that there may have been an error on the part of City of Boston officials in denying clergy access to the victims on the scene for spiritual care.

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I guess we should just hope that they didn't die before they reached the hospital...



This is outrageous. In fact, it's terrifying.

Apr 27th 2013 new

(Quote) Angela-374523 said: Just to clarify ... While the WSJ article indicates that victims could not receive last rites at...
(Quote) Angela-374523 said:

Just to clarify ... While the WSJ article indicates that victims could not receive last rites at the scene, it does not indicate that they did not receive last rites at a hospital later. It also indicates that there may have been an error on the part of City of Boston officials in denying clergy access to the victims on the scene for spiritual care.

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The last rites have to be administered while the person is alive: if they died at the scene, having access to a priest at the hospital makes no difference (if the body was even taken to a hospital; those pronounced at the scene may well have gone straight to the morgue).

Apr 27th 2013 new

(Quote) Fredrick-483665 said: What is happening to our world that dying and injured people can't have a priest?
(Quote) Fredrick-483665 said:

What is happening to our world that dying and injured people can't have a priest?

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It isn't clear whether the priests were denied access to the victims because the police officers securing the scene did not see the importance of same or because they were concerned that they could not adequately verify they were actually priests.

Apr 27th 2013 new
(Quote) Jerry-74383 said: It isn't clear whether the priests were denied access to the victims because the police offi...
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It isn't clear whether the priests were denied access to the victims because the police officers securing the scene did not see the importance of same or because they were concerned that they could not adequately verify they were actually priests.



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Being that unidentified strangers were assisting/administering to victims, I don't find any justification for them to block priests. I suspect most priests carry identification in their wallets, anyway. I highly doubt security stopped anyone from jumping into action where seconds count to apply tourniquets or life-saving first aid at the scene.
Apr 27th 2013 new
(Quote) William-607613 said: (Quote) Angela-374523 said: Just to clarify ... While the WSJ article indicate...
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Angela-374523 said:



Just to clarify ... While the WSJ article indicates that victims could not receive last rites at the scene, it does not indicate that they did not receive last rites at a hospital later. It also indicates that there may have been an error on the part of City of Boston officials in denying clergy access to the victims on the scene for spiritual care.







I guess we should just hope that they didn't die before they reached the hospital...



This is outrageous. In fact, it's terrifying.

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I agree. It's outrageous. There are no excuses. Their actions denied Sacraments/consolation at the scene to the dying and gravely wounded.
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