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A Chronicle of Christendom's Decline

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Why American Politics Marginalizes Catholic Voters

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Federal agents investigate abuse in Penn. dioceses

For transporting minors across state lines, pornography

Buffalo seminary blamed for corruption of priests

Former lay employee: 'It was a hotbed of sexual activity'

Pope: ‘I believe the Lord wants a change in the Church’

Tells Jesuits to 'move the Council forward in the Church'

Aussie students to Synod: Address doctrinal ‘ambiguity’

Say 'senior prelates' purposely use 'ambiguous language'

Without a ceasefire, mass starvation looms in Yemen

Famine is 'wholly man-made' by warring parties, sponsors

Next March for Life theme: ‘Pro-life is pro-science’

Focus on facts of conception, perils of stem-cell research

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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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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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A Chronicle of Christendom's Decline

A review by Frederick W. Marks of The Crisis of Christendom: 1815-2005: A History of Christendom, Vol. 6

READ ARTICLE
Why American Politics Marginalizes Catholic Voters

American Catholics must be careful not to be more American than Catholic, especially since American politics is essentially Protestant.

READ ARTICLE
Can a Return to Augustine Resolve the Current Educational Crisis?

A review by K.F. Stewart of On Education, Formation, Citizenship and the Lost Purpose of Learning

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Federal agents investigate abuse in Penn. dioceses

For transporting minors across state lines, pornography

Buffalo seminary blamed for corruption of priests

Former lay employee: 'It was a hotbed of sexual activity'

Pope: ‘I believe the Lord wants a change in the Church’

Tells Jesuits to 'move the Council forward in the Church'

Aussie students to Synod: Address doctrinal ‘ambiguity’

Say 'senior prelates' purposely use 'ambiguous language'

Without a ceasefire, mass starvation looms in Yemen

Famine is 'wholly man-made' by warring parties, sponsors

Next March for Life theme: ‘Pro-life is pro-science’

Focus on facts of conception, perils of stem-cell research

VIEW ARCHIVE
Federal agents investigate abuse in Penn. dioceses

For transporting minors across state lines, pornography

Buffalo seminary blamed for corruption of priests

Former lay employee: 'It was a hotbed of sexual activity'

Pope: ‘I believe the Lord wants a change in the Church’

Tells Jesuits to 'move the Council forward in the Church'

Aussie students to Synod: Address doctrinal ‘ambiguity’

Say 'senior prelates' purposely use 'ambiguous language'

Without a ceasefire, mass starvation looms in Yemen

Famine is 'wholly man-made' by warring parties, sponsors

Next March for Life theme: ‘Pro-life is pro-science’

Focus on facts of conception, perils of stem-cell research

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…

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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…

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Priest Sex Abuse Scandal

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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

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Pope Francis

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

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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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