By Cardinal John Dew Every year millions of people all over the world listen once again to the stories of the birth of Jesus at Bethlehem. For some they may be the only stories from the Bible they hear each year, but at least once a year is better than nothing. In many languages the world over, people hear and ponder on the wonder of Christ being born into our world.
By Cardinal John Dew Recently I watched a short video clip. It was only about a minute and a half, it was one of the many songs, tunes and familiar pieces of music that have been adapted to say something about the Coronavirus and the reality of Covid-19 in our world. You have probably seen many such things yourself, some very funny, some very clever, some making fun of world leaders and the things they have said about Covid-19. This particular one was set to the tune of the famous “Nessun Dorma” from her final act of Giacomo Puccini’s opera Turandot, “Nessun Dorma” being one of the best-known tenor arias in opera. “Nessun Dorma” meaning “Let no one sleep” is an aria from the final act of the opera. As in the opera, many of us have probably lost a lot of sleep with anxieties and concerns about the Coronavirus.