I completely concur with a recent letter to the editor objecting to the story in the Aug. 30 Herald, “In the face of death, a party of a lifetime,” the “celebration” of a man planning and executing his ritual death, surrounded by family, including young children. It was an offensive and awful thing to feature in the newspaper, let alone on the front page, and even continuing on another page.
Have we come so far in our culture of death that this is considered a “blessed event”? What’s next? A celebration of a woman aborting her baby?