Culture

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: 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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The Liberal Arts and Sexual Morality

by Dr. Peter Kreeft

Are the liberal arts and sexual morality connected? There is strong evidence that they are, for if we graph their…

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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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Your Inner Cop

Colson’s Law is named for the man I learned it from: Chuck Colson, founder of Prison Fellowship Ministries. It is…

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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: Medicine on the March

by Fr. George William Rutler

Among the benefactions of gruel wars has been the promotion of medical science. The Hyksos invasion of Egypt advertised the…

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