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The Final Journey of the Jesuit Martyrs of North America & the Birthplace of St. Catherine Tekakwitha

PRELUDES & POINTS — PART II

Richard Upsher Smith Jr.

July-August 2019

The missionaries' love enabled them to long for martyrdom for the salvation of souls.

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On Being at Once Catholic & Chinese

Jason M. Morgan

June 2019

How much of Chinese daily and intellectual life, so utterly foreign to men from both Athens and Jerusalem, can be carried over into communion with Rome?

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A Tree Grows in St. Louis

ONE HOME IS A GATEWAY TO CATHOLICISM

Casey Chalk

June 2019

A remarkable family and their little spiritual oasis in the Gateway to the West have become, as divine fate would have it, a gateway to Catholicism.

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On the Trail of the Jesuit Martyrs of North America & St. Catherine Tekakwitha

PRELUDES & POINTS — PART I

Richard Upsher Smith Jr.

June 2019

Historians have to “get inside” their subjects if they are to understand and represent them well. 2,845 miles' worth of investigations are reported here.

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Dale Vree: A Remembrance

A LIFE UNLIKE ANY OTHER

May 2019

Twelve writers offer recollections of Dale Vree in tribute to his mind, his character, and the impact he had on the American Catholic intellectual scene.

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Dale Vree, R.I.P.

EDITOR OF NEW OXFORD REVIEW FOR 31 YEARS

Pieter Vree

January-February 2019

With a heavy heart I announce the death of Dale Vree, my father and former editor of the NEW OXFORD REVIEW. He passed away peacefully on December 10.

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The Strange Magnetism of Virtual Fisticuffs

REVERT'S ROSTRUM

Casey Chalk

November 2018

What happens when a fairly obscure writer picks a fight with a Christian YouTube celebrity who has over 200,000 followers?

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An Extraordinary Educator's Enduring Legacy

Christopher Beiting

September 2018

A review by Christopher Beiting of Francis Bethel, O.S.B's book John Senior and the Restoration of Realism

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Saving Pop

FROM THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS TO THE BOSOM OF ABRAHAM

Casey Chalk

January-February 2018

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The Truth About Claude Newman

MIRACLES, MEDALS & AUDIOTAPE

Ralph Frasca

October 2015

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Newman in Italy: From Tourist to Pilgrim

WALKING BAREFOOT TO ST. PETER'S

Clara Sarrocco

December 2014

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The Whole House

LIVING IN THE YARD WON'T DO

David Mills

October 2014

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From Murderer to Monk

Anne Barbeau Gardiner

June 2013

A review of A Different Kind of Cell: The Story of a Murderer Who Became a Monk

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The Forgotten Martyr

JOSEPH CHIHWATENHA, HURON CATHOLIC

Clement Anthony Mulloy

December 2012

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Off the Beaten Path

GUEST COLUMN

Ray Cavanaugh

May 2012

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From the Thames to the Tiber

Anne Barbeau Gardiner

September 2011

A review of Roads to Rome: A Guide to Notable Converts from Britain and Ireland from the Reformation to the Present Day

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The Extraordinary Ordinariate
January-February 2011

In England, with the establishment of the or­dinariate, the effects of Pope Benedict's 2010 visit could be felt in concrete ways for years to come.

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The Rhone to the Thames to the Tiber

EVANGELICAL, EPISCOPALIAN, CATHOLIC

Taylor Marshall

January-February 2011

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Chesterton’s Journey to Orthodoxy

Anne Barbeau Gardiner

November 2010

Review of Chesterton and the Romance of Orthodoxy: The Making of GKC 1874-1908 by William Oddie

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The Anatomy of Conversion

FROM DEBATE TO DISCOVERY

David Mills

April 2010

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My (Somewhat Crooked) Path to the Monastery

CALL OF THE WILD

Abbot Joseph

March 2010

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Lifeboats on the Tiber
December 2009

Anglican prelates are already dropping hints that they are seriously considering taking up Pope Benedict's offer to help them across the Tiber.

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Liturgical Majesty & Solemnity

EDITORIAL

Dale Vree

May 2007

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From Protestantism to Catholicism, From the Novus Ordo Mass to the Tridentine Latin Mass

WAKING UP CATHOLIC

Michael Larson

May 2007

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Mohawk Virgin

Anne Barbeau Gardiner

May 2007

Review of Mohawk Saint: Catherine Tekakwitha and the Jesuits

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Goodbye, Proud World, I’m Going Home

Anne Barbeau Gardiner

June 2005

Review of The Catholic Mystique edited by Jennifer Ferrara and Patricia Sodano Ireland

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The Lure of Beauty

Dale Vree

February 2004

Review of An American Conversion: One Man's Discovery of Beauty and Truth in Times of Crisis by Deal W. Hudson

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Not-So-Blessed Martin

Chrysostom Frank

April 2003

Review of There We Stood, Here We Stand: 11 Lutherans Discover Their Catholic Roots edited by Timothy Drake...

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Roman Fever

AN ILLNESS OR AN INVITATION?

David Mills

January 2003

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Unspinning Newman

Anne Barbeau Gardiner

May 2002

Review of Newman to Converts: An Existential Ecclesiology

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St. Monica: Mother, Wife & Homemaker as Saint

THE QUINTESSENCE OF WOMANHOOD

Mitchell Kalpakgian

February 2002

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Adventure Stories

John C. Chalberg

February 2001

Review of Literary Converts: Spiritual Inspiration in an Age of Unbelief

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A Spiritual Journey from Jerusalem to Rome

GOODBYE JUDAISM, FAREWELL SCIENTISM, HELLO CATHOLICISM

Jeff Morrow

September 2000

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Conversion & the Psychology of Change

JESUS OF NAZARETH, MASTER PSYCHOLOGIST

Art & Larraine Bennett

November 1999

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Converting the Pagans

John-Peter Pham

February 1999

Review of The Barbarian Conversion: From Paganism to Christianity

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From Evangelical Anglican to Catholic

William J. Tighe

January 1999

Review of One Fold, One Shepherd: The Challenge to the Post-Reformation Church

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The Long Conversion of Oscar Wilde

"...THROUGH A BROKEN HEART MAY LORD CHRIST ENTER IN"

Andrew McCracken

September 1998

The wittiest man of his time, who considered himself a "violent Papist," believed that, of all religions, Catholicism is the one worth dying in.

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Why Attila the Hun Would Have Sacked a Protestant Rome

AN "INVISIBLE CHURCH" JUST DOESN'T HACK IT

Thomas Basil

June 1998

Structural unity is the only type of oneness that is complete, visible, and credible to a nonbelieving world.

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Confessions of a Cowardly Catholic

HEARING THE COCK CROW

Jeffrey Gordon

April 1998

The question of a theology teacher’s basic attitude toward the Church is a deep one, and crucial.

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Into Peter's Barque

NO LONGER MAKING UP MY OWN RELIGION

Thomas Storck

March 1998

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Reflections of a Seven-Year-Old Catholic

FROM NEW DELHI TO ROME

Bobby Jindal

February 1998

Despite the best efforts of certain liberal Catholics to convince me otherwise, I sensed that Catholicism requires some form of submission.

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Does God Want Everybody to Be Catholic?

IS ONE RELIGION BASICALLY AS GOOD AS ANOTHER?

Francis E. King

January 1998

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My Road from Gender Feminism to Catholicism

FROM "FEELINGS" TO OBJECTIVE TRUTH

Kimberley Manning

September 1996

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The New Surge of Converts to Rome from Protestantism

GETTING ORGANIZED

Kenneth J. Howell

March 1996

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On Growing Up Jewish & Becoming Catholic

WAS I GOING CRAZY?

Linda Dickey

March 1996

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Building a Fine Fire in the Fireplace

Dale Vree

September 1995

Review of Surprised by Truth

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Black Elk

Christopher T. Dodson

April 1995

Review of Black Elk: Holy Man of the Oglala

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The Lure of Catholicism

MERTON'S GENERATION & OUR OWN

Avery Dulles

March 1995

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Does It Take an Immigrant to Explain It to the Natives?

Dale Vree

July-August 1994

A review of Rome Sweet Home: Our Journey to Catholicism

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The Drama of the Oxford Movement

David Denton

April 1994

Review of The Parting of Friends: The Wilberforces and Henry Man­ning

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A Good Friday Convert

Guest Column

Rawley Myers

April 1992

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Orestes Explains It All for You

David Hartman

March 1992

Review of Orestes A. Brownson: Selected Writings edited by Patrick W. Carey

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Not Love in the Shallows

David Hartman

December 1991

Review of Newman on Being a Christian by Ian Ker

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Discovering Catholicism

GUEST COLUMN

James Prothero

March 1990

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An Odd Couple: Galbraith & Waugh

CHRIST AND NEIGHBOR

John C. Cort

April 1989

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On Ecumenism & the Amazing Unity of Catholics

GUEST COLUMN

Paul van K. Thomson

November 1988

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My Labyrinthine Quest for a Foundation on Which to Stand

THE PEARL OF GREAT PRICE: THE CHURCH

Dan O'Neill

May 1988

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Evelyn Waugh & ‘The Bright Young Things’

James J. Thompson Jr.

May 1988

Review of Evelyn Waugh: The Early Years by Martin Stannard

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Heading Home to Love, Suffering, and Mercy

Raymond T. Gawronski, S.J.

April 1988

Review of Mustard Seeds by L. Brent Bozell

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The New Catholic

L. Brent Bozell

March 1988

Review of The New Catholics edited by Dan O'Neill

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Lay Vocation

GUEST COLUMN

Steffen Richards

December 1987

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Discovering the Church in Harvard Yard

A "POSITIVELY BIZARRE" CONVERSION

John C. Cort

November 1987

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Eating My Words: From Campus Crusade for Christ to Eastern Orthodoxy

GUEST COLUMN

Peter E. Gillquist

May 1987

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In the Footsteps of John Henry Newman

Dale Vree

May 1987

Review of One Step Enough by Peter Cornwell

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Gracious Sensibility, Ruthless Self-Examination

Thomas W. Case

January-February 1987

Review of Fleeing the Whore of Babylon by James J. Thompson Jr.

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Modern Martyrs

James G. Hanink

September 1986

The drama of martyrdom, for both Edith Stein — philosopher, convert, Carmelite — and Jerzy Popieluszko — priest and patriot — commands our attention.

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The Pilgrimage of a Former “Yuppie”

DRAWN TO THE SACRAMENTAL MYSTERIES

Peter K. Weiskel

June 1986

“Catholic” means “including everybody.” Catholicism is both a sanctuary for adoration and contemplation, and an animator of political and social reconstruction.

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A Wink of Heaven

MY STORMY ROAD…TO ROME

James J. Thompson Jr.

June 1985

Before answering the question, “Why Rome?” I must respond to another: “Why not Takoma Park?” (Takoma Park, Maryland, is the world headquarters of Seventh-Day Adventism.)

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Beyond Fundamentalism & Cultural Captivity

REORIENTING EVANGELICAL PROTESTANTISM

Richard V. Pierard

May 1985

The blossoming of Christian Rightist organiza­tions in the mid- and late 1960s made me increas­ingly nervous about the injurious effect of politi­cal conservatism on evangelicalism.

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The Gift of Thomas Merton

HARVARD DIARY

Robert Coles

April 1985

Merton was a constantly changing person, and years in the monastery did nothing to stop that process, for all the enclosing, demanding steadiness of the monastic routine.

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