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NEW: C.S. Lewis, updated
His essay, "Living in the Atomic Age" can be applied to the coronavirus.

Short video here.
Longer video here. Well worth 15 minutes of your life to contemplate the meaning of life...
Printable version here.

A Radio Wake for John Prine
When I get to heaven, I'm gonna shake God's hand,
thank him for more blessings than one man can stand.

If there is anything sadder than losing John Prine to the coronavirus,
it's that social distancing precludes a proper funeral.
This broadcast from Nashville Public Radio is the next best thing.
Warning: a couple of lyrics are NSFW but then, you're not listening at work.

If your tastes are a bit more highbrow, check out
Nessun Dorma... alla Corona by Daniel Emmett.

Few Americans say their house of worship is open,
but a quarter say their faith has grown amid pandemic.

In the 'silver lining' department, the Pew Research Center offers some good news.

The Last Tourist in Assisi
A writer reflects on Giotto, St. Francis, and what it means to have faith amid a pandemic.

A History of Disease, Faith, and Recovery in Rome
An article posted on an artsy site contemplates the 'fearless physicality of Catholicism.'

Patron Saints of Plagues
Who knew how many there are?

St. Hildegard of Bingen suddenly seems relevant.
What can a medieval nun have to teach us today?

Why a Louisiana Restaurant Owner Lets one Couple Dine In
Sweet story.

The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
performs Beethoven's 'Ode to Joy' from 19 locations
where the individual musicians are self isolating.




The True Significance of St. Corona, the Viral Saint
A German cathedral is polishing the shrine of St. Corona
for an upcoming exhibition,

expecting more interest due to the virus.
More here, with a dose of humor.


While the politicians debate a date certain
for lifting the social isolation restrictions

we are biding our time with the music of Marion Williams.
Here is her rendition of Bob Dylan's 'I Shall Be Released.'

A private charity airlifts an entire field hospital to Northern Italy.


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