New Oxford Review

New Oxford Review is a religious magazine. Since it was founded in 1977, it is printed eleven times a year. The magazine is published by New Oxford Review Inc.

Articles from Vol. 81, No. 6, July/August

A Manufactured Controversy
In recent months, several U.S. dioceses have made it known that they expect teachers in their school systems to conduct themselves according to basic Catholic principles in their public lives. They've done so through something called a "morality clause"...
Bakhita: From Slave to Saint
Bakhita: From Slave to Saint. By Roberto Italo Zanini. Ignatius Press. 210 pages. $16.95.South Sudan became an independent nation in 2011, marking the end of a 50-year-long civil war that claimed over two million lives. This newfound independence meant...
Otto Von Habsburg, the Kaiser Who Never Was
Growing up in the 1950s and 1960s, my brother and I were blessed with the experience of being raised by two close-knit, caring families. In addition to life at our parents' home in the town of South Hadley, Massachusetts, we spent a great deal of time...
Power-Knowledge Founded in Authentic Love
REDEEMING FOUCAULTMichel Foucault (1926-1984) is largely considered a persona non grata within Catholic intellectual circles. He is associated with relativism, social constructivism, homosexuality, and the breakdown of Western social institutions. Our...
Sisters of Perpetual Victimhood
SISTERS OF PERPETUAL VICTIMHOOD Spiritual Leadership for Challenging Times: Presidential Addresses from the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. Edited by Annmarie Sanders, I.H.M. Orbis Books. 160 pages. $20.Roger Kimball, editor of The New Criterion,...
The Church: God Writing Straight with Crooked Lines
THE CHURCH: GOD WRITING STRAIGHT WITH CROOKED LINES History of the Catholic Church: From the Apostolic Age to the Third Millennium. By James Hitchcock. Ignatius Press. 584 pages. $29.95.It's been a few decades since I've read any substantial histories...
The Davidic Typological Basis for the Dogma of the Assumption
Ed. Note: The Feast of the Assumption falls on August 15.The Catholic Church professes four Marian dogmas: the Immaculate Conception; our Lady's role as the Theotokos, or God-bearer; her perpetual virginity; and her Assumption into Heaven. The first...
The Fourfold Problems of Facebook
In 1985 Neil Postman wrote Amusing Ourselves to Death, a critique of a culture that had been conditioned by television. Postman's thesis is simple: In matters of communication, form and matter are inseparable. In other words, the content that is mediated...
The News You May Have Missed
THE WEIGHT LIMIT OF LOVEThe iconic Pont des Arts footbridge near the Louvre in Paris was evacuated this June after a metal grill laden with thousands of "love locks" collapsed onto the walkway. Since 2008 amorous couples have attached padlocks inscribed...
The True Believer: Faith, Reason, and the Truth in the Light of the Analogy of Being: A Catholic Perspective on the World's Great Religions, Philosophies and Ideologies
The True Believer: Faith, Reason, and the Truth in the Light of the Analogy of Being: A Catholic Perspective on the World's Great Religions, Philosophies and Ideologies. By José Alfonso Salazar Solis, M.S.A. Holy Apostles Press (www. holyapostlespress.org;...
TO THE EdiTOR
A Dull PloddERAs Terry Scambray makes clear in his review of Paul Johnson's Darwin: Portrait of a Genius (May), Charles Darwin was hardly the scientific giant of present-day adulation. In fact, flattery of Darwin has reached its apogee now that he is...
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