Holy City

The Freaks are Us

Hollywood has produced a terrific, though historically inaccurate, movie based on the life of showman P.T. Barnum. It is a singing and dancing extravaganza that is highly compelling, though the songs are of the pop variety. Even so, the opening sequence alone, which recapitulates the story of Barnum’s fictional life, is worth the price of [...]

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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