Holy City

The New Secular Puritan Covenant

Thanksgiving brings back memories for Americans of the Pilgrims and Puritans, carrying out their “errand into the wilderness” to build a “city on a hill,” surviving that first bleak Massachusetts winter of 1620-21. As a kid, I remember that cutting out Puritan hats from black construction paper and taping them to the school windows was [...]

Life Worthy of Living

This is the last of Fr. Rutler's columns on World War II. In future weeks, look forward to excerpts from his classic A Crisis of Saints, and short pastor's reflections from his weekly bulletin at Our Saviour's Church in the Holy City.   June  of 1943 marked a new high point in the war between [...]

A Love Letter to Capitalism?

So here I am in the Holy City for a week, to attend a family wedding and restore my shattered nerves. Too many months spent teaching Great Books in rural New Hampshire is enough to reduce a civilized man to a bag of broken glass, and I need at least a week of taking subways [...]

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