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The Crisis in Biblical Scholarship

Just as historians crank out “revisionist” history, theologians remake the image of Jesus in order to reshape everything from doctrine to architecture.

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Catholic Dreamers’ Failed Dialogue with Islam

Interreligious talks have proven fruitless, and our own theologians have not told us even the minimum of truth about Islam.

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Humanae Vitae: A Manual for Better Sex?

Much popular Catholic literature on NFP is utilitarian, claiming that obeying Church teaching results in a happier, more exciting bedroom experience.

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Chinese 'underground' bishop Shao is taken by police

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Atlanta archbp. releases list of ‘credibly accused’ priests

Gregory: In 'spirit of transparency' and hope for healing

Pope marks WWI centenary with message of peace

'Let us say forcefully: invest in peace, not in war!”

Half of countries have fertility rates below replacement

Will soon face problems of declining population

Experts voice expections of this week's USCCB meeting

Bishops seen so far as 'more managerial than paternal'

Christian student senator at UC Berkeley faces backlash

Because she abstained from a student-gov't LGBT vote

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Chinese 'underground' bishop Shao is taken by police

Sixth time in two years; last time he was held for 7 months

Atlanta archbp. releases list of ‘credibly accused’ priests

Gregory: In 'spirit of transparency' and hope for healing

Pope marks WWI centenary with message of peace

'Let us say forcefully: invest in peace, not in war!”

Half of countries have fertility rates below replacement

Will soon face problems of declining population

Experts voice expections of this week's USCCB meeting

Bishops seen so far as 'more managerial than paternal'

Christian student senator at UC Berkeley faces backlash

Because she abstained from a student-gov't LGBT vote

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Priest Sex Abuse Scandal

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Chronic Confusion, Polarization & Polemics in the Church of Francis… A Pontificate of Mercy or a Merciless Pontificate?... more

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Overcoming the Masters of Suspicion

By Rob Agnelli
November 7th 2018 4:24 PM

Friedrich Nietzsche once posited that the best way to defeat Christianity was to attack it, not based on its truth but on its practical impossibility. …

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What to Say When I Die

By James Hanink
November 7th 2018 4:36 PM

When I die, I’ll have plenty to say. But, gentle reader, you’ll not hear it. Friends, neighbors, and writers of obituaries will, no doubt, have…

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‘Hate Speech’ at Another Catholic College

By Barbara Rose
November 7th 2018 7:23 PM

You may recall New Oxford Review’s story of a Providence College student named Michael Smalanskas, who bravely confronted politically-correct college administrators over his display about…

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Front & Center

The Crisis in Biblical Scholarship

Just as historians crank out “revisionist” history, theologians remake the image of Jesus in order to reshape everything from doctrine to architecture.

READ ARTICLE
Catholic Dreamers’ Failed Dialogue with Islam

Interreligious talks have proven fruitless, and our own theologians have not told us even the minimum of truth about Islam.

READ ARTICLE
Humanae Vitae: A Manual for Better Sex?

Much popular Catholic literature on NFP is utilitarian, claiming that obeying Church teaching results in a happier, more exciting bedroom experience.

READ ARTICLE

In The News

MORNING MUST-READS
Chinese 'underground' bishop Shao is taken by police

Sixth time in two years; last time he was held for 7 months

Atlanta archbp. releases list of ‘credibly accused’ priests

Gregory: In 'spirit of transparency' and hope for healing

Pope marks WWI centenary with message of peace

'Let us say forcefully: invest in peace, not in war!”

Half of countries have fertility rates below replacement

Will soon face problems of declining population

Experts voice expections of this week's USCCB meeting

Bishops seen so far as 'more managerial than paternal'

Christian student senator at UC Berkeley faces backlash

Because she abstained from a student-gov't LGBT vote

VIEW ARCHIVE
Chinese 'underground' bishop Shao is taken by police

Sixth time in two years; last time he was held for 7 months

Atlanta archbp. releases list of ‘credibly accused’ priests

Gregory: In 'spirit of transparency' and hope for healing

Pope marks WWI centenary with message of peace

'Let us say forcefully: invest in peace, not in war!”

Half of countries have fertility rates below replacement

Will soon face problems of declining population

Experts voice expections of this week's USCCB meeting

Bishops seen so far as 'more managerial than paternal'

Christian student senator at UC Berkeley faces backlash

Because she abstained from a student-gov't LGBT vote

VIEW ARCHIVE

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Overcoming the Masters of Suspicion

November 7th 2018 4:24 PM

Friedrich Nietzsche once posited that the best way to defeat Christianity was to attack it, not based on its truth…

READ MORE ON THIS BLOG POST

What to Say When I Die

November 7th 2018 4:36 PM

When I die, I’ll have plenty to say. But, gentle reader, you’ll not hear it. Friends, neighbors, and writers of…

READ MORE ON THIS BLOG POST

‘Hate Speech’ at Another Catholic College

November 7th 2018 7:23 PM

You may recall New Oxford Review’s story of a Providence College student named Michael Smalanskas, who bravely confronted politically-correct college…

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From the NOR Dossiers
Priest Sex Abuse Scandal

Priestly Pedophilia: Soul-Murders or Merely "Incidents"?... How Many of Our Priests Are Leading Secret Lives?... and more

VIEW DOSSIER
Exorcism, Possession & the Problem of Evil

Devil or Disease?... Why Is There Evil in the World?... Perfect Possession… Peering Into the Abyss… The Dark Side of Self-Sacrifice… more

VIEW DOSSIER
Pope Francis

Chronic Confusion, Polarization & Polemics in the Church of Francis… A Pontificate of Mercy or a Merciless Pontificate?... more

VIEW DOSSIER

Stand up and defend your faith.

Culture is shifting, but you can count on The New Oxford Review for an unwavering Catholic point of view. The message of the Church is easily muddled in today’s increasingly hostile, secular culture. We understand what’s coming at you, and we have articles and resources to help you defend your faith and grow in your understanding of Catholic teachings.

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