Showing posts with the label Covid-19

Dreary Outside, Self-Isolating Inside

I'm writing this partly as a followup on Thursday's "Self-Isolation in the Family" post. And partly because I got frustrated with what I'd been trying to write today.

My son is still sick, and it's a damply dismal Saturday afternoon. Outside temperature is 40 degrees Fahrenheit, 4 Celsius....

...The family’s self-isolation went up a notch when Bishop Kettler said that churches should close their doors....

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Self-Isolation in the Family

COVID-19, the pandemic coronavirus disease, has come to my house. Maybe.

My son has been sick. Yesterday he had a telephone checkup. I don't know what the official term is for a medical interview conducted via telephone.

He's been told to self-isolate....

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‘Do you believe in the Son of Man?’ Sunday Reflections, 5th Sunday of Lent, Year A

The Raising of Lazarus Rembrandt [Web Gallery of Art]
There is a very good commentary on this painting in the March 2020 issue of the liturgical monthly Magnificat.

A Comment on the Covid-19 Pandemic

A diocesan priest in Canada, officially retired but very active pastorally in his diocese and who is a good friend, sent me the following, which I have slightly edited, a few days ago.
I can see how this trial can make for a great Easter. Only our relationship with Christ cannot be destroyed by the horrors of the world. The prayer on the opening Sunday of Lent reads: Grant, almighty God, through the yearly observance of holy Lent, that we may grow in understanding of the riches hidden in Christ and by worthy conduct pursue their effectsThrough our Lord Jesus Christ your Son, who ives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,one God, for ever and ever. The Season of Lent will deliver us into the riches hidden in Christ [emphasis added].
I find that these days have for us priests the…