We are all Edward Hopper paintings now’: is he the artist of the coronavirus age?

Eerie echoes … Edward Hopper’s Cape Cod Morning, 1950 By Jonathan Jones in THE GUARDIAN, 27 March 2020 Who can fail to have been moved by all the images of people on their doorsteps clapping for the NHS last night? They filled TV screens and news websites, presenting a warming picture of solidarity in enforced…

Our response to the coronavirus pandemic reveals who we truly are

By John Carr in 'America', The Jesuit Review, 26 March 2020 The coronavirus pandemic is an unprecedented health crisis, a growing economic disaster and a fundamental moral test. Our response demonstrates who we are, what we believe and what kind of society we are becoming. Terrible times reveal our true values, priorities and character as…

Britain is coping with the coronavirus crisis because of the quiet heroism of its citizens

By Stig Abell in THE TIMES, 25 March 2020 There’s something I am trying to do less at the moment: terror-scrolling on my phone. I am sure many of us do it too much: first thing in the morning or – even more perniciously – last thing at night, cycling through news websites or social…

‘Give me liberty, or give me (grandma’s) death!’

By Michael Sean Winters in The National Catholic Reporter (USA), 26 March 2020 Growing up Catholic, attending a small country church in the late '60s and early '70s, every Easter Sunday we sang a saccharine hymn called, "Alleluia! Alleluia! Let the Holy Anthem Rise." (Listen to it at your own risk: It creates a dreadful…