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Fr. George Rutler
 
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Many of our great metropolises have become hospices for lapsed believers.
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Because George Washington did not contradict divine order, he did not end up on the chopping block like Robespierre.
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“For as the lightning cometh forth from the east, and is seen even unto the west; so shall be the coming of the Son of man.” (Matthew 24:27)
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The only suicide whose fate is certain was Judas, who fell into remorse rather than repentance
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The cries of persecuted Christians may yet redeem those who act as though they had never known the Lord.
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The Feast of the Most Holy Trinity follows Pentecost, because only God can explain himself
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“You send forth your Spirit, they are created; and you renew the face of the earth”
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The Bible is a cornucopia of laughter in all its forms.
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“The contention that the civil government should at its option intrude into and exercise intimate control over the family and the household is a great and pernicious error.” —Pope Leo XIII
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If much is not known about the saints, they know us.
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Christ’s supernatural agony is a triumph of divine love
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In dark days, we find solace in the paint box of the Risen Lord
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The future life of each one of us depends on a willingness to be saved from eternal death.
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Was it inconsistent that our Lord made a spectacle of himself when he entered Jerusalem?
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“Not all the saints started well, but all of them ended well.” —St. John Vianney
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The anger of young men in street gangs is not the anger of the young Christ with a whip.
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In 1998, before half a million people, Pope John Paul II beatified Aloysius Stepinac
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O, what a tangled web we weave...
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“Jesus will be in agony until the end of the world.” —Blaise Pascal
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The world’s greatest Lover shouted from the cross: “It is finished!”
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Young people are reacting against the moral chaos they have lived through in their own broken homes and decaying culture
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Christ the Living Word is more acute and powerful than any sword that pierces those who love him.
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God, unlike Gulliver, is beyond measure, and his grace has made us more than Lilliputians.
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The birth in a stone stable would be only a sentimental reverie without the fact of the burial cave burst open.
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In the early 1800s, Bishop Dubois served New York and much of New Jersey with only a handful of priests.
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Blurring the line between right and wrong, which the theologians call antinomianism, turns an entire culture into a raucous asylum.
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The ultimate and only choice in life is holiness or madness.
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“For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?” (1 Corinthians 14:8)
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Dreams may inspire visionaries, but fantasizing about illusions is how the Prince of Lies brought sin and death into the world.
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There still are Russians old enough to remember seeing priests nailed to the doors of their churches.
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Made in the image of God, human beings do not merely toil, for they can use their imagination and reason to design and create.
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In the Holy Eucharist, the song of the Heavenly Jerusalem is brought to our earthly altars, like the singing angels ascending and descending Jacob’s ladder.
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The value of life is secured best by the standard of the Cross and not the Crescent.
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Sure ingredients for demagoguery are politics as religion and religion as politics.
Fr. George Rutler

Father Rutler is Pastor of the Church of Saint Michael in New York City.  He is the author of twenty-five books and many essays, and has lectured widely at home and abroad.