Fr. George Rutler emailed me on his latest book Coincidentally: Unserious Reflections on Trivial Connections
From the DaVinci Code and Roswell to E Pluribus Unum and the pyramid on the back of every dollar bill, we all are fascinated by secrets, codes, and coincidences. George Rutler – EWTN speaker, Crisis magazine columnist, and reigning Catholic wit – offers his reflections on the coincidental links that connect the most far-flung parts of our worlds. Topics cover the gamut of human life, from Louis Farrakhan and Edgar Allen Poe to Benjamin Franklin and the propensity of Scottish physicians to dominate the Nobel Prizes for Medicine. Each 4-page reflection is accompanied by line art to give this volume the perfect feel of antiquarian delight – perfect for the language lover and curmudgeon in all of us.
I will definitely be ordering and reviewing this book. I do love Fr. Rutler’s writing and his wit. One of my favorite biographies of a saint was his book The Cure D’Ars Today: St John Vianney. Not too often do you get to really understand a saint and the historical background they lived in while at the same time laughing along the way with Fr. Rutler’s Chestertonian turns of phrase.
Reading Fr. Rutler’s column’s in Crisis I am always amazed by the number of people he has know and have often thought that you could whittle down the six degrees of separation with Kevin Bacon to 2 or three degrees of separation with Fr. Rutler.