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: 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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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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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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