Originally Posted by virtualyvonne
My BFF's hubby lost his 12 year battle w/ cancer on February 25. During the last week of his life he asked for a priest to be brought in twice. He wanted reassurance that he was going to heaven even though he was a lapsed, divorced, remarried, non-practicing catholic. Huh? Silly me, I didn't even know my BFF and her hubby were catholics of any kind! But if having a priest tell Mr. Jack that he was going to heaven gave him some peace and made him less fearful then great.
My friend's husband was a lapsed Catholic who suddenly got very religious the last year of his life. She had alwys been somewhat religious but not a Catholic. Just say the magic words and you go to heaven! He also died of cancer. I guess the early training still has too strong a pull. I hope I don't do that