Culture

Coincidentally: For Whom the Bell Tolls

by Fr. George William Rutler

As part of its game plan or the Third Millennium, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has sanctioned cremation….

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Coincidentally: Noble Thoughts

by Fr. George William Rutler

Although Persian and English share no etymological roots, the word “bad” means the same in both. This should alert us…

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Coincidentally: Keeping Time

by Fr. George William Rutler

The Aztecs could tell time on a mega-scale, being keen on sundials and calendars. If there was not some contact…

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Coincidentally: The Happy Farmer

by Fr. George William Rutler

I shall always be grateful to the neighbor of my parents who some years ago gave me a copy of…

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Coincidentally: Great Minds Thinking Alike

Many have read the explanatory note of 29 June 1998 about Pope John Paul II’s motu proprio Ad Tuendam Fidem issued by the…

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Coincidentally: Before Incunabula

by Fr. George William Rutler

Some essays write themselves and this is one of them. In 1996 the philanthropist George W. Mallinckrodt gave a substantial…

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Coincidentally: Hearing Secret Harmonies

by Fr. George William Rutler

The Civil War was raging, and a Confederate sentry heard the sound of a voice coming from marshland behind enemy…

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Coincidentally: All Gas and Gaiters

by Fr. George William Rutler

Irony was strained  the United Nations’ “Earth Summit” in 1997 when President Clinton and President Chirac and Prime Minister Blair…

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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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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: Detachment

by Fr. George William Rutler

To investigate the quack theory of animal magnetism, a hypothesis of Franz Mesmer, for whom mesmerism is named, King Louis…

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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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