Remembrance

The murder of Sir David Amess, MP casts a large shadow over the proceedings this week. After assessing the implications for the future we take on happier topics, starting with James’ Delingpod adventure with Laurence Fox.

Speaking of Lozza, we also drop a zed and cover the rapper Loza Alexander and his new song, Let’s Go, Brandon. We also cover the billionaire race, the dancing Greta, and the humiliation of Matt Hancock at the UN.

In Culture Corner, a more in-depth look at The Squid Game, the birthday boy takes in the new James Bond film and James finally gets to the end of Crime and Punishment.

This week’s opening sound is Mark Francois, MP (Rayleigh and Wickford) paying tribute to Sir David in the House.

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  1. Manny Member
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    It was Islamist terrorism.  When will people in the west realize they want to take down western countries.  Stop the Islamic immigration.

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  2. colleenb Member
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    I can assure Toby and James that not receiving ‘Last Rites” as they used to be called will prevent Mr. Amass from getting to heaven. Even so, it is shameful, but not surprising, that the police would not know enough to allow a Roman Catholic priest to comfort this dying man or even anoint his dead body. I’m sure they could have outfitted him with one of those cover alls and allowed him to step carefully in order to preserve any evidence. Just another sign that Britain is almost completely secular – if not anti-any other religion but Islam – at this point.

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  3. CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill Coolidge
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    colleenb (View Comment):

    I can assure Toby and James that not receiving ‘Last Rites” as they used to be called will prevent Mr. Amass from getting to heaven. Even so, it is shameful, but not surprising, that the police would not know enough to allow a Roman Catholic priest to comfort this dying man or even anoint his dead body. I’m sure they could have outfitted him with one of those cover alls and allowed him to step carefully in order to preserve any evidence. Just another sign that Britain is almost completely secular – if not anti-any other religion but Islam – at this point.

    I think you might have meant to say: “not receiving ‘Last Rites” as they used to be called will not prevent Mr. Amass from getting to heaven.”

    Hospitals in America – even Catholic hospitals are doing the same thing. The hospital admins not only do not allow proven COV remedies, they deny the then dying patient the ability to see a priest for last rites. (In one case in a Chicagoland Catholic hospital, the woman patient finally got a phone call from her priest for the last rites. But even that took a lot of effort from her friend who had power of attorney.)

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  4. colleenb Member
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    CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill (View Comment):

    colleenb (View Comment):

    I can assure Toby and James that not receiving ‘Last Rites” as they used to be called will prevent Mr. Amass from getting to heaven. Even so, it is shameful, but not surprising, that the police would not know enough to allow a Roman Catholic priest to comfort this dying man or even anoint his dead body. I’m sure they could have outfitted him with one of those cover alls and allowed him to step carefully in order to preserve any evidence. Just another sign that Britain is almost completely secular – if not anti-any other religion but Islam – at this point.

    I think you might have meant to say: “not receiving ‘Last Rites” as they used to be called will not prevent Mr. Amass from getting to heaven.”

    Hospitals in America – even Catholic hospitals are doing the same thing. The hospital admins not only do not allow proven COV remedies, they deny the then dying patient the ability to see a priest for last rites. (In one case in a Chicagoland Catholic hospital, the woman patient finally got a phone call from her priest for the last rites. But even that took a lot of effort from her friend who had power of attorney.)

    Exactly right. Thanks for the catch. I especially admired a Dominican, I think in New York, who just moved into the nursing home he was serving at for many months. I think he still was not able to physically administer some sacraments but was as close as he could get. This situation with Amass was terrible. 

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  5. dukenaltum Coolidge
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    There might be a case made that Sir David Amess, MP was martyred for the hatred of the faith that is the creed of Islamists.  The Priest would have prayed over Sir David Amess if he had died, but not given him the Extreme Unction/Anointing of the Sick.  The dead are beyond efficacy of the sacrament.     

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