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Facing Sister Death

Hospitals call my Franciscan community to find a priest, especially at night and on weekends. One night I answered a hospital call at 10:00. A woman who suffered a cerebral hemorrhage was on life support. Could a priest come over right away? The family is Catholic. The patient’s husband believes that God will work a miracle and that his wife will survive. I recognized that this was not a call to anoint the dying. It was a call for moral consultation. I arrived at the Neuroscience ICU and found the nurse who called. He took …

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