Monday, September 06, 2004

Latest issue of New Oxford Review

The September 2004 issue of the New Oxford Review (NOR) contains a number of interesting items:
  • Scott Hahn replies to Edward O'Neill's earlier article critiquing Hahn.
  • NOR editor, Dale Vree, takes Mark Shea to task for his precipitously blogged remarks [now apparently taken off-line] responding to O'Neill's original article (which he later confessed to not having yet read) stating that O'Neill had "stabbed a brother in Christ" and that NOR is guilty of peddling "destructive bomb-throwing s---." Vree concludes his observations thus:
    "But we're content to let Mark Shea have the last word: His weblog is subtitled 'So That No Thought of Mine, No Matter How Stupid, Should Ever Go Unpublished Again!'"
  • Fr. Peter Stravinskas, the author of 32 books and more than 500 articles and founding Editor in 1987 of The Catholic Answer (TCA) has been fired by his publishers at Our Sunday Visitor (OSV). Apparently Stravinskas' bracing Catholic orthodoxy was too much for the bureaucrats at OSV. So what has Stravinskas done? He's started up his own magazine, essentially a remake of the old TCA, now called The Catholic Response. Subscriptions are $25 for the first year at The Catholic Response, 5401 S. 33rd St. Omaha, NE 68107.
  • A new periodical, St. Joseph Messenger, has been hailed as "the finest assortment of Catholic information for students that has come across my desk" by Fran Cotty, the Founder of the Kolbe Academy, a renowned provider of certified Catholic homeschool materials. Visit, or call 800-242-9954 or write to St. Joseph Messenger, P.O. Box 751143, Dayton, HO 45475-1143.
  • Andrew Messaros, a professor at Ave Maria College in Michigan, has written an article, "Tom Monaghan's Impending Educational Disaster," reporting on administrative troubles involving the fledgling Ave Maria University in Florida, its relations to Ave Maria College in Michigan, and the troubled role of Tom Monaghan's micromanagement through the Ave Maria Foundation, his philanthropic organization).
  • Thomas Stork, Contributing Editor of NOR and author of Christendom and the West, offers a well-worth-reading review of John de Graaf's new volume, Take Back Your Time: Fighting Overwork and Time Poverty in America (pictured right).
  • Finally, Anne Barbeau Gardiner, Professor Emerita of English at John Jay College of the City University of New York, offers a fascinating analysis of the geography of Hell in Dante's Inferno, with special attention to the placement of homosexuals and sodomites, in "Why Does Dante Consider Sodomy Worse Than Homicide & Suicide?"

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