Culture

Coincidentally: Names Proper and Improper

by Fr. George William Rutler

Of all the blithe habits that befog our culture as it careens toward wreckage, one of the most annoying is…

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Do You Notice What You See? | Daniel Kerr

by Dr. William Fahey /Joseph Pearce

Daniel Kerr, an avid birder and amateur naturalist, will offer a reflection on the lost art of “noticing” and the…

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Coincidentally: Moses and the Muses

by Fr. George William Rutler

The Anglo-Irish critic Robert Wilson Lynd observed that only in literature does coincidence seem unnatural. The literary Detection Club, whose…

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Coincidentally: Animal Magnetism

by Fr. George William Rutler

The former mayor Marion Barry said of conditions in Washington, D.C., that “the crime rate isn’t so bad if you…

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Coincidentally: Heirs to the Hairless

by Fr. George William Rutler

Dr. Martin Routh, president of Magdalen College for 63 years, was the last Oxford don to wear a wig in…

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Coincidentally: Taking Flight

by Fr. George William Rutler

In a recent motion picture, computer technology shows the monster Godzilla toppling the Chrysler Building onto my bedroom. Special effects…

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Coincidentally: A Bridge to the Future

by Fr. George William Rutler

The promise to “build a bridge to the future” has become a mantra in recent politics. It is less cogent…

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Coincidentally: More Varieties of Religious Experience

by Fr. George William Rutler

Felicitous arrangements allowed me as a student to repair weekly to practice the piano in a house by the Folly…

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Coincidentally: A Variety of Spirits

by Fr. George William Rutler

For twenty-five years, Francisco Morales delivered milk to the lactarians of El Paso, Texas. This “Pancho,” who died in 1997…

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Coincidentally: Who Says There are Two Cultures?

by Fr. George William Rutler

Different hemispheres of the brain govern intuitive artistry and inductive science. Atrophy of one of the lobes can cause either…

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Coincidentally: A Song of India

by Fr. George William Rutler

Facing me every morning on the wall of the room where I take my coffee and cast a cold eye…

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Coincidentally: The Time of the Singing of Birds

by Fr. George William Rutler

Any normal teenager who daydreams of becoming a famous feuilletonist will find no theme more promising than the coincidence of…

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Coincidentally: We Band of Brothers

by Fr. George William Rutler

Bernard Severin Ingemann’s beloved Danish hymn ‘Igjemem Nat og Traengsel,” written in 1825, was published twenty-four years later in the Nyt…

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Coincidentally: The Yankees and Wagner

by Fr. George William Rutler

In the shaky science of probability, it is considered bad form to ask, “How can you be sure?” The statistician…

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Coincidentally: The Cradles of 1809

by Fr. George William Rutler

Regardless of how frequently we have been inspired by the parliamentary exchanges between Thomas Babington Macaulay and William Ewart Gladstone…

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Coincidentally: The Savage Breast Soothed

by Fr. George William Rutler

As music is by a universal consent of philosophy the highest of arts, it can be counted on to have…

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Coincidentally: Arma Virumque

by Fr. George William Rutler

By an instinct common to all youth who have not had pacifism violently hammered into them, the inventive child will…

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Confessions…Of a Computer Hater

by Dr. Peter Kreeft

Make no mistake: I do not merely hate computers. I loathe, fear, despise, curse, and have constant torture and dismemberment fantasies…

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St. Thomas More (1478-1535)

by Dr. William Fahey

February 7 (the anniversary of his birth) It was the stubble.  That, more than anything, drew me to Saint Thomas…

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