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Edwin O’Connor’s The Edge of Sadness

Fr. Hugh Kennedy, the narrator and protagonist, lacks gla­mor, jets to no international colloquia on Third World grievances, and worries not a whit over his…

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Here we review Cyborg Mind: What Brain-Computer and Mind-Cyberspace Interfaces Mean for Cyberneuroethics.

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The Golden Age of Quackery

The West's turning away from Faith and the sacraments has opened a void we now try to fill with whatever hucksters come up with next.

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Cdl. Zen is prepared to be arrested by Chinese officials

As 'numerous predecessors' have been, the 88-yr-old says

Schoenstatt Movement rejects claims against founder

Says misconduct suspicions were investigated long ago

OH priest indicted on charges of child porn, exploitation

McWilliams was ordained for Diocese of Cleveland in 2017

SF archdiocese 'surprised' by city order to cease Masses

Abp. Cordileone seeking meeting with 'a senior city official'

Fr. James Martin releases video on LGBTQ conference

Starring speakers planned for now-postponed event

Vatican appoints canonist to look into C&L lay assoc'n

After 'repeatedly' asking for reforms but getting none

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Cdl. Zen is prepared to be arrested by Chinese officials

As 'numerous predecessors' have been, the 88-yr-old says

Schoenstatt Movement rejects claims against founder

Says misconduct suspicions were investigated long ago

OH priest indicted on charges of child porn, exploitation

McWilliams was ordained for Diocese of Cleveland in 2017

SF archdiocese 'surprised' by city order to cease Masses

Abp. Cordileone seeking meeting with 'a senior city official'

Fr. James Martin releases video on LGBTQ conference

Starring speakers planned for now-postponed event

Vatican appoints canonist to look into C&L lay assoc'n

After 'repeatedly' asking for reforms but getting none

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What Fools We Mortals Be

By Richard DellOrfano
July 2nd 2020 9:22 PM

One early weekday morning six years ago, I was steering my enormous shopping cart in narrow Walmart aisles when I heard this announcement: “Welcome, lucky…

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Judging Others

By David Daintree
June 22nd 2020 1:21 AM

I cannot confirm this story, try as I might, but I recall that decades ago there occurred one of those sex scandals in the Australian…

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Slavery to Sin

By Richard DellOrfano
June 26th 2020 3:06 PM

Casey, the homeless offspring of Gen. Robert E. Lee whom I wrote about last October, sat at a concrete picnic table in our small neighborhood…

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Front & Center

Edwin O’Connor’s The Edge of Sadness

Fr. Hugh Kennedy, the narrator and protagonist, lacks gla­mor, jets to no international colloquia on Third World grievances, and worries not a whit over his…

READ ARTICLE
Briefly Reviewed: June 2020

Here we review Cyborg Mind: What Brain-Computer and Mind-Cyberspace Interfaces Mean for Cyberneuroethics.

READ ARTICLE
The Golden Age of Quackery

The West's turning away from Faith and the sacraments has opened a void we now try to fill with whatever hucksters come up with next.

READ ARTICLE

In The News

MORNING MUST-READS
Cdl. Zen is prepared to be arrested by Chinese officials

As 'numerous predecessors' have been, the 88-yr-old says

Schoenstatt Movement rejects claims against founder

Says misconduct suspicions were investigated long ago

OH priest indicted on charges of child porn, exploitation

McWilliams was ordained for Diocese of Cleveland in 2017

SF archdiocese 'surprised' by city order to cease Masses

Abp. Cordileone seeking meeting with 'a senior city official'

Fr. James Martin releases video on LGBTQ conference

Starring speakers planned for now-postponed event

Vatican appoints canonist to look into C&L lay assoc'n

After 'repeatedly' asking for reforms but getting none

VIEW ARCHIVE
Cdl. Zen is prepared to be arrested by Chinese officials

As 'numerous predecessors' have been, the 88-yr-old says

Schoenstatt Movement rejects claims against founder

Says misconduct suspicions were investigated long ago

OH priest indicted on charges of child porn, exploitation

McWilliams was ordained for Diocese of Cleveland in 2017

SF archdiocese 'surprised' by city order to cease Masses

Abp. Cordileone seeking meeting with 'a senior city official'

Fr. James Martin releases video on LGBTQ conference

Starring speakers planned for now-postponed event

Vatican appoints canonist to look into C&L lay assoc'n

After 'repeatedly' asking for reforms but getting none

VIEW ARCHIVE

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What Fools We Mortals Be

July 2nd 2020 9:22 PM

One early weekday morning six years ago, I was steering my enormous shopping cart in narrow Walmart aisles when I…

READ MORE ON THIS BLOG POST

Judging Others

June 22nd 2020 1:21 AM

I cannot confirm this story, try as I might, but I recall that decades ago there occurred one of those…

READ MORE ON THIS BLOG POST

Slavery to Sin

June 26th 2020 3:06 PM

Casey, the homeless offspring of Gen. Robert E. Lee whom I wrote about last October, sat at a concrete picnic…

READ MORE ON THIS BLOG POST
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From the NOR Dossiers
Biotechnology & Posthumanism

On Man’s Many Attempts to “Kill Death”… Breaking the Species Barrier… Human Alienation & Our Biotech Future… and more

VIEW DOSSIER
Eschatology & End Times

The Antichrist in Political Philosophy… Isaac Newton: End-Times Prophet… Your Final Destination… Last Judgment (Lite)… more

VIEW DOSSIER
Language & Its Destruction

On the Deconstruction of Language... "On This Rock I Will Build My Celebration Center"... Ev'ry Knee Shall Lock...

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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