My Friend Mister Rogers

I first met him 21 years ago, and now our relationship is the subject of a new movie. He’s never been more revered—or more misunderstood.

Mister Rogers puppet
Puppet: Andy Gent; photograph: Grant Cornett; prop styling: Anna Surbatovich
Priests of the Society of St. Pius X
Bryan Schutmaat

The Christian Withdrawal Experiment

Feeling out of step with the mores of contemporary life, members of a conservative-Catholic group have built a thriving community in rural Kansas. Could their flight from mainstream society be a harbinger for the nation?