An article by Michael Sean Winters in the National Catholic Reporter referred to Biden’s inauguration as ‘the most Catholic one ever’, and proceeded to castigate the US Bishops’ Conference for drawing attention to the ways in which Biden’s policies were at variance with his professed beliefs.  The message was clear: how dare those nasty bishops […]

Reflections on Faith, God & Isolation A Lockdown Devotional for the start of a New Year: Friday 22nd January 2021: #20 Easter Saturday, John and Patmos Click here for link to the video So, we come to the end of our series, having reflected on the events of the first Good Friday, we might be tempted […]

Reflections on Faith, God & Isolation A Lockdown Devotional for the start of a New Year: Thursday 21st January 2021: #19 Jesus: forsaken Click here for link to the video Matthew 27:46: “About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, ‘Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?’ (meaning ‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?’). […]

Reflections on Faith, God & Isolation A Lockdown Devotional for the start of a New Year: Wednesday 20th January 2021: #18 Jesus: silence Click here for link to the video Matthew 26:39 “Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, ‘My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be […]

Reflections on Faith, God & Isolation A Lockdown Devotional for the start of a New Year: Tuesday 19th January 2021: #17 Jesus: deserted Click here for link to the video John 6:66 “From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him.” It wasn’t the threat of arrest; there were no […]

Reflections on Faith, God & Isolation A Lockdown Devotional for the start of a New Year: Monday 18th January 2021: #16 Jesus: tempted Click here for link to the video Matthew 4:1 “Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the Devil.” Times of solitude were crucial for Jesus during his […]

Reflections on Faith, God & Isolation A Lockdown Devotional for the start of a New Year: Friday 15th January 2021: #15 The Woman caught in adultery Click here for link to the video They wanted justice: cold justice,but they would have needed to catch her in the act;behaved like perverted peepersand, of course, there would have […]

Reflections on Faith, God & Isolation A Lockdown Devotional for the start of a New Year: Thursday 14th January 2021: #14 A Sick Woman Click here for link to the video\ I was thinking of who, in the Scriptures, could best identify with self-isolation because of disease and the risk of contaminating others, and my mind […]

Reflections on Faith, God & Isolation A Lockdown Devotional for the start of a New Year: Wednesday 13th January 2021: #13 Esther Click here for link to the video The life of faith can contain far more instances of ‘living in the grey’ than we may want to admit. Yes, there are some things that […]

Reflections on Faith, God & Isolation A Lockdown Devotional for the start of a New Year: Tuesday 12th January 2021: #12 Daniel Click here for link to the video This story is only popular with children because we have sanitized it so much. Generations of cartoon lions behaving like oversized domesticated pussy-cats and a happy […]

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