Education

These Parables: Laborers in the Vineyard

by Fr. George William Rutler

Lord Palmerston, or certainly some such confident Victorian, said: “If you do well here, you’ll do well there.” Many Christians…

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The Redemption of Lydia Longley

by Dr. William Fahey

Within about five minutes half of her family had been slain.  Lydia Longley, aged 20, entered into the strange journey…

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These Parables: The Unmerciful Servant

by Fr. George William Rutler

St. Peter was an impetuous man, unlike his most recent successors, and so his reserve through our Lord’s discourse in…

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These Parables: The Net

by Fr. George William Rutler

Without a “sense” of the Church, Jesus’ parables can be reduced to exercises in moralism. Fundamentalist readers, or even those…

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Coincidentally: Of Cabbages and Kings

by Fr. George William Rutler

Alice was rightly perplexed in Through the looking Glass when the Walrus said it was time to talk of many things: Of shoes—and ships—and…

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Infandum

by Fr. George William Rutler

In 1789 George Washington prayed in St. Paul’s Church, on what we now call lower Broadway, on the day of…

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These Parables: The Mustard Seed

by Fr. George William Rutler

By a delicate symmetry, the parable of the mustard seed takes up just two verses of the Scriptures (Matthew 13:…

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These Parables: Tares in the Field of the Lord

by Fr. George William Rutler

I remember with special affection a certain professor of mine who once said to a prolific rival: “I see you’ve…

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These Parables: Seeing, But Not Seeing

by Fr. George William Rutler

“The Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure hidden in a field…There was a landowner who planted a vineyard…The ground…

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Coincidentally: Crumbs of Synchrony

by Fr. George William Rutler

This is my last “Coincidentally” Column. And so, as at the end of a dinner party, I am gathering up…

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Coincidentally: Behold Your Mother

by Fr. George William Rutler

Among the things hidden from the learned and the clever are the glories of heaven. There are glories of human intelligence and…

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Coincidentally: Table Talk

by Fr. George William Rutler

In October 1883 the poet and critic Matthew Arnold arrived in New York on the Cunarder Servia to begin a lecture tour….

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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: Intestinal Fortitude

by Fr. George William Rutler

In 782, Charlemagne suppressed a Saxon uprising led by the Westphalian chieftain Widukind, and massacred 4,500 captives in revenge for…

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Coincidentally: The Rosewell Incident

by Fr. George William Rutler

Proponents of the theory that aliens from outer space crashed in Roswell, New Mexico, in June of 1947 were encouraged…

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Announcing the Seventh Annual
Catholic Literature Conference

by Joseph Pearce /Dr. Amy Fahey /Fr. Michael Kerper /Prof. Janet Benestad

Join us on Saturday, April 25 at Montminy Hall of Ste. Marie’s Parish in Manchester, New Hampshire for an opportunity…

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The Apple Argument Against Abortion

by Dr. Peter Kreeft

I doubt there are many readers of this magazine who are pro-choice. Why, then, do I write an argument against…

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The Great American Sex Fantasy

by Dr. Peter Kreeft

I got the idea for this fantasy from a dear and respectable gentleman who is a college professor, like myself….

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Coincidentally: A Cornucopia of Pharmacopoeia

by Fr. George William Rutler

The Scots are famously reserved in their habits and modest demeanor, but this has not restrained their substantial claim to…

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Coincidentally: “Ebonics” for the new Mass

by Fr. George William Rutler

In 1996, the school board of Oakland, California, caused a stir by wanting to teach a dialect of English as…

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