Attention Catholics. Incidentally, I mean no disrespect in asking the following.
Pope John Paul II just got a tracheotomy to help him breath. It's not inconceivable that he might soon need extraordinary efforts to keep him alive.
Meanwhile in FL we have Terry Schiavo, whose husband wonders aloud "when is this bitch going to die?" He says she said she wouldn't have wanted to be kept alive with a feeding tube, so he advocates removing it. That way she can slowly die of thirst and he can have what's left of their malpractice settlement and marry the woman he's knocked up twice since Ms. Schiavo's misfortune.
So what would be done if the Pope, heaven forbid, were to find himself in Terry Schiavo's state? Who would pull the plug? Would they try to elect the next Pope first?