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The Birth-Control Box in the Living Room

Research has uncovered a link between soap operas and lower fertility rates in Brazil, Mexico, and Kenya. In fact, some countries have "a history of…

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At Last, a Reckoning on the Abuse Scandal?

Archbishop Viganò has cracked open the Vatican cone of silence and exposed what might be a Church-wide cover-up of McCarrick’s crimes.

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A Pro-Life Pivot?

Pope Francis’s new appointees to the Pontifical Academy for Life have expanded the pro-life umbrella to include migrants, technology, and the environment.

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Archbishop Viganò issues a third public testimony

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Says it's possible to be 'rich in content' even on social media

Synod groups discuss pastoral issues such as sexuality

No groups in any language used the term 'LGBT'

Priest-professor: Church needs fewer, better seminaries

Berg: U.S. has 70, which should be consolidated to '15 or 20'

Alabama judge urges Supreme Court to overturn Roe

'Return the power to the states' to fully protect the unborn

Eastern prelate urges ‘prudence’ on married priests

Says married priests create entirely new set of challenges

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Archbishop Viganò issues a third public testimony

Answers criticism of Cdl. Ouellet, challenges other bishops

Bp. Barron: 'Dumbed-down' faith is 'pastoral disaster'

Says it's possible to be 'rich in content' even on social media

Synod groups discuss pastoral issues such as sexuality

No groups in any language used the term 'LGBT'

Priest-professor: Church needs fewer, better seminaries

Berg: U.S. has 70, which should be consolidated to '15 or 20'

Alabama judge urges Supreme Court to overturn Roe

'Return the power to the states' to fully protect the unborn

Eastern prelate urges ‘prudence’ on married priests

Says married priests create entirely new set of challenges

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Priest Sex Abuse Scandal

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Postcards for Africa

By Rob Agnelli
October 19th 2018 6:35 PM

In a presentation at the Gates Foundation's “Goalkeepers” last month, French President Emmanuel Macron made comments that appeared to be critical of large families: “One…

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There's Always Hope, if...

By James Hanink
October 18th 2018 4:03 PM

The headline caught my eye: “Banksy shreds a painting, and its value likely rises.” Even if you sampled the media fanfare, some background helps. Banksy…

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When #MeToo Comes for Your Kids

By Pieter Vree
October 17th 2018 3:58 PM

In the wake of Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony during Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation hearings, her supporters exhorted us to “Believe Women.” That phrase became a…

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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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Front & Center

The Birth-Control Box in the Living Room

Research has uncovered a link between soap operas and lower fertility rates in Brazil, Mexico, and Kenya. In fact, some countries have "a history of…

READ ARTICLE
At Last, a Reckoning on the Abuse Scandal?

Archbishop Viganò has cracked open the Vatican cone of silence and exposed what might be a Church-wide cover-up of McCarrick’s crimes.

READ ARTICLE
A Pro-Life Pivot?

Pope Francis’s new appointees to the Pontifical Academy for Life have expanded the pro-life umbrella to include migrants, technology, and the environment.

READ ARTICLE

In The News

MORNING MUST-READS
Archbishop Viganò issues a third public testimony

Answers criticism of Cdl. Ouellet, challenges other bishops

Bp. Barron: 'Dumbed-down' faith is 'pastoral disaster'

Says it's possible to be 'rich in content' even on social media

Synod groups discuss pastoral issues such as sexuality

No groups in any language used the term 'LGBT'

Priest-professor: Church needs fewer, better seminaries

Berg: U.S. has 70, which should be consolidated to '15 or 20'

Alabama judge urges Supreme Court to overturn Roe

'Return the power to the states' to fully protect the unborn

Eastern prelate urges ‘prudence’ on married priests

Says married priests create entirely new set of challenges

VIEW ARCHIVE
Archbishop Viganò issues a third public testimony

Answers criticism of Cdl. Ouellet, challenges other bishops

Bp. Barron: 'Dumbed-down' faith is 'pastoral disaster'

Says it's possible to be 'rich in content' even on social media

Synod groups discuss pastoral issues such as sexuality

No groups in any language used the term 'LGBT'

Priest-professor: Church needs fewer, better seminaries

Berg: U.S. has 70, which should be consolidated to '15 or 20'

Alabama judge urges Supreme Court to overturn Roe

'Return the power to the states' to fully protect the unborn

Eastern prelate urges ‘prudence’ on married priests

Says married priests create entirely new set of challenges

VIEW ARCHIVE

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Postcards for Africa

October 19th 2018 6:35 PM

In a presentation at the Gates Foundation's “Goalkeepers” last month, French President Emmanuel Macron made comments that appeared to be…

READ MORE ON THIS BLOG POST

There's Always Hope, if...

October 18th 2018 4:03 PM

The headline caught my eye: “Banksy shreds a painting, and its value likely rises.” Even if you sampled the media…

READ MORE ON THIS BLOG POST

When #MeToo Comes for Your Kids

October 17th 2018 3:58 PM

In the wake of Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony during Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation hearings, her supporters exhorted us to “Believe…

READ MORE ON THIS BLOG POST
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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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