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Nolte: 5 of the Greatest Final Screen Appearances

No one wants to be sentimental or mawkish or pessimistic, but with the recent release of Cry Macho, many people wonder if this might be Clint Eastwood’s farewell screen appearance. He is 91, after all. But people have been saying that about Clint Eastwood for decades now, so let’s stop thinking that way.
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Scottish Catholics urged to oppose assisted suicide legalization

Scotland’s Catholic bishops are urging opposition to a measure that would legalize assisted suicide, warning that the government ought to “prevent suicide, not assist it.”. A consultation on the Proposed Assisted Dying for Terminally Ill Adults (Scotland) Bill was launched Sept. 22, and will run through Dec. 22. The Scottish...
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Bishop of Arundel & Brighton writes to oppose Assisted Dying Bill

The Rt Reverend Richard Moth, Bishop of Arundel & Brighton, has issued a Pastoral Letter to parishes across Sussex and Surrey concerning the Assisted Dying Bill which is due its second reading in the House of Lords on 22 October 2021. Bishop Richard writes:. Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
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English bishop says proposed assisted suicide law puts ‘most vulnerable’ at risk

LEICESTER, United Kingdom – An English bishop says a proposed bill to legalize assisted suicide “raises serious questions about society’s ability to protect those who are most vulnerable.”. In a pastoral letter issued Sept. 26, Bishop Richard Moth of the Diocese of Arundel & Brighton said the Assisted Suicide Bill,...

Queensland becomes fifth Australian state to legalize assisted suicide

Queensland legalized assisted suicide on September 16, becoming the fifth state in Australia to allow voluntary assisted dying (VAD). According to The Guardian, Queensland is usually regarded as the country’s most conservative state, but that didn’t stop an overwhelming majority of its MPs from voting in favor of the law, which passed with a 60-29 vote.

U.K. bishops fight assisted suicide bills, plan novena to St. John Paul

MANCHESTER, England (CNS) — Catholic bishops of England and Wales are planning a novena to St. John Paul in the nine days before the second reading of an assisted suicide bill in the House of Lords, because the legislation will be considered Oct. 22, the saint’s feast day. Auxiliary Bishop...

Shortening the time for assisted suicide is compassionate

When my 83-year-old husband, Julian Roberts, a former chemistry professor at the University of Redlands, was diagnosed with glioblastoma, he knew what was in store if he were to accept “treatment.”. Being the smart guy that he was, his mantra became “I want to die as soon as possible.”. It...

A woman who requested euthanasia commits suicide in a hotel in Madrid

The Gómez Ulla Hospital in Madrid, which gave no response to the patient, this September.Olmo Calvo. Sitting in the armchair of her apartment in Madrid, this woman said on September 3 that she couldn't take it anymore, that her life was limited to fighting unbearable pain, but that she lost the battle every day, every night, and that the only hope that still separated her from the drawer where she kept the substance with which she would have to commit suicide last Sunday was the possibility that she would be euthanized, whose regulatory law had entered into force in Spain on June 25. Just a few days later, on July 7, she went to see her reference doctor at the Gómez Ulla hospital in Madrid and asked him to help her die. The doctor initially said yes, but 48 hours later she telephoned her to inform her that she had declared herself a conscientious objector.The law establishes that in these cases another doctor must be appointed to examine the patient and assess whether he meets the requirements established by law. But she complained that she only got silence. Last Sunday, the 19th, this woman who had told her case in EL PAÍS under the condition that her name never be revealed, opened that drawer, booked a room in a hotel in Madrid and took her own life.

Good reads at Waco libraries: October 2021

On her first day back on the job, Detective Inspector Anjelica Huntley is called to a gruesome crime scene. The crime eerily resembles those of the notorious Jigsaw Man, a diabolical serial killer Huntley put away two years ago. As Huntley and her team race to find the perpetrator, the Jigsaw Man begins a dangerous game with his copycat that will result in more than one casualty.

New push for assisted dying in Scotland begins

A proposal for a member’s bill to enable competent adults who are terminally ill to be able to end their life has been lodged. Liam McArthur MSP launched a consultation on the Assisted Dying for Terminally Ill Adults (Scotland) Bill at Holyrood yesterday. Mr McArthur said: “The current prohibition on...

Consultation underway on third attempt to legalise assisted dying

A consultation is being launched as part of the third attempt to legalise assisted dying in Scotland – with both supporters and opponents of the Bill calling on people to have their say. Liberal Democrat MSP Liam McArthur has put forward proposals, which he insisted would allow people to have...