How Does One Recognize the Four Year Anniversary of the Death of a Politically Exploited Brain Dead Woman?
Schindler wanted to give the event more of a national appeal, one befitting the cause his sister represented four years ago when the removal of her feeding tube and subsequent death interested everyone from St. Petersburg to Tallahassee, from Washington D.C. to the Vatican.
I suspect Monaghan thought about this proposition for exactly one millisecond.
Schindler decided to approach Ave Maria and its founder Tom Monaghan.
After all, the same economic evils infecting secular parts of America have seeped into the holy water that flows through Ave Maria. From an article two weeks ago:
The publicity that comes with a Schiavo mass just might give Ave Maria some new residents and wring a few extra bucks from conscience-ridden Catholics. Surely, it's what Terri would have wanted.
Monaghan spent more than $50 million for land surrounding the university to co-develop a new town whose proceeds would fund the university's endowment.
The crash in the real estate market has affected that endowment, which stood at $2.6 million at the end of last fiscal year. It slowed the school's plans to build an athletic complex and new classroom and dining spaces, chief financial officer Paul Roney said.