Culture

Our culture is attempting suicide

by Phil Lawler

When I read the news headline it suddenly all seemed clear. The story reported that new positive Covid tests were…

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Coincidentally: A Cavalcade of Georges

by Fr. George William Rutler

Few literary conventions are more useful than quotation of Aristotle when in a pinch. He gives a sheen to what…

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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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