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The Final Confrontation Between the Church and the Anti-church

From Fr George W. Rutler’s ‘Weekly Column’ During the 1976 Eucharistic Congress in Philadelphia, a relatively unknown figure, the Archbishop of Krakow and future Pope John Paul II, said: “We are now standing in the face of the greatest historical … Continue reading

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Holy Church Under Attack

From Father George W. Rutler’s ‘Weekly Column’ In the late nineteenth century, a New England college dean wrote: “The youth who loves his Alma Mater will always ask, not ‘What can she do for me?’ but ‘What can I do … Continue reading

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“ For what does it profit a man ….?”

From Fr. George Rutler’s ‘Weekly Column’ In one survey of grammarians, two words deemed to be among the most beautiful sounding in the English language were Agape and Philadelphia. The problem is that these actually are Greek.  There also are … Continue reading

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Christ, the Bright Morning Star

From Fr George W. Rutler’s Weekly Column Of the many scientific contributions made by priests, including Father Copernicus’s heliocentrism and Father Lemaître’s “Big Bang” theory, some would rank higher the invention of champagne by DomPérignon. Something close to it had already … Continue reading

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“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood…”

from Fr George W. Rutler’s ‘Weekly Column’ Stalin, killer of at least 20 million people, said “A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.” In mid-nineteenth-century China, the civil war known as the Taiping Rebellion cost … Continue reading

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The Perfect Harmony of the Triune God

From Fr George W. Rutler’s ‘Weekly Column’ Celebration of the Most Holy Trinity follows Pentecost, because it is through the Holy Spirit that the sublime truth of God as Three in One expands the limits of human intelligence. The perfect … Continue reading

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“In Him Was Life”

From Fr George W. Rutler’s “Weekly Column” In a letter Sigmund Freud wrote to his friend Edoardo Weiss on April 12, 1933, he reminisced about a visit to the Roman church of San Pietro in Vincoli: “Every day for three lonely … Continue reading

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Every Human Action Can Have Consequences Beyond Fathoming

From Fr George W. Rutler’s ‘Weekly Column’ As with quotations that are variously attributed, journalists including Charles Anderson Dana of the “New York Tribune” and John B. Bogart of the “New York Sun” are said to have coined the aphorism: “‘Dog … Continue reading

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