Father Rutler

For Catholics, There’s Only One Choice

As the grandson of immigrants, I was raised to think that to be Catholic automatically meant being a Democrat; after all, it was the Democratic Party that had been so involved in assisting the newly-arrived with possibilities for financial security and upward mobility. The first presidential election in which I could vote (as a seminarian [...]

A Tribute to Father Rutler

Editor’s note: Fr. George William Rutler was ordained in the Anglican Church 50 years ago today. All of the friends and followers wishing to mark the occasion with him wouldn’t fit in Yankee Stadium. We offer a small selection here.   I was first blessed to meet Father George Rutler in Rome, where he was [...]

Before they were dead…

...Father Rutler knew them. His collection of columns written for Crisis and InsideCatholic over the years on the famous (and not-so-famous) people he has known will be released next week by Scepter Publishers under the title, Cloud of Witnesses: Dead People I Knew When They Were Alive. Father Rutler's trademark thoughtfulness and bone-dry humor are [...]