Culture

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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Satan and the Millennium

by Dr. Peter Kreeft

Harry (not his real name, but a real person) was an amateur philosopher and professional fishing guide. We had been…

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Coincidentally: Down to the Sea in Ships

by Fr. George William Rutler

The Coverdale Translation of Psalm 107:23 sonorously extols them “that go down to the sea in ships, and occupy their…

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Coincidentally: A Terrible Swift Sword

by Fr. George William Rutler

As a youth, Churchill told Violet Bonham-Carter: “We are all worms. But I do believe I am a glow-worm.” He…

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A Little Lesson in Comparative Religion

by Dr. Peter Kreeft

The following incident actually happened in one of my classes at Boston College. For purposes of inclusion in my forthcoming…

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Coincidentally: A Nation Mourns

by Fr. George William Rutler

Adolf Frederick V, grand duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, was born during the presidency of James Knox Polk, who was born in…

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Coincidentally: Old Boney

by Fr. George William Rutler

A reflection of Mark Twain abides: “How often we recall with regret that Napoleon once shot at a magazine editor…

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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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Coincidentally: A More Delightful Vision

by Fr. George William Rutler

Would anyone like a sure-fire formula for a Broadway hit? I think this fits the bill: a one-act play in…

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Coincidentally: When the Curtain Falls

by Fr. George William Rutler

Sages have observed that while the public scene is afflicted with countless personalities who are false tinsel, only in Hollywood…

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Telling the Truth

by Fr. George William Rutler

“A lying mouth destroys the soul” (Wis. 1:11). Lying has become a governing etiquette in an age that has abandoned…

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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: The Madness of Many

by Fr. George William Rutler

Your scrivener writes these words with caution, for he is well aware of the power of coincidences to drive men…

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Speaking Well of the Dead

by Fr. George William Rutler

On July 29, 1997, a representative philosophe of our abortion culture, retired Supreme Court Justice William Brennan, was lavishly eulogized in St….

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Fanatics of Love: A Defense of Fanaticism

by Dr. Peter Kreeft

“Fanatic” is now modern society’s supreme insult—especially when combined with “religious.” The other new F-word is “fundamentalist.” When the federal…

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Coincidentally: Speaking of Wales

by Fr. George William Rutler

The Editor of this journal has asked me to write columns on matters of insignificance, as a respite from so…

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The Problem of Pain: Why Was God AWOL During the Holocaust?

by Dr. Peter Kreeft

“Pain is the only evil I know,” says the worldly Doctor Core to the priest in Walter M. Miller, Jr.’s…

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The Cybernetics of Liberalism

by Dr. Peter Kreeft

Cybernetics (basically, the science of the brain qua computer) explains much more than we realized. They used to think schizophrenia…

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How to Win the Culture War

by Dr. Peter Kreeft

To win any war, the three most necessary things to know are (1) that you are at war, (2) who…

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