Why ArernCatholics SuchrnComplainers?rnYou’ve heard it a zillion times: flaky nuns whiningrnbecause they can’t be priests, homosexuals demandingrnthat the Church approve their “lifestyle,”rnradical feminists bellyaching because God is ourrnFather and the Church isn’t “prochoice,” dissentingrntheologians shooting their mouths off and beratingrnthe Pope.rnWhy so many whiners and complainers in thernChurch? If they’re in such “pain,” as they claim, whyrndon’t they seek out greener pastures? Surely it’srnnot uncharitable — though it may be cheeky — tornarticulate such a painfully obvious question!rnRecently, New Age-style Catholic priest, MatthewrnFox, in an act of exemplary honesty, becamernan Anglican. No doubt he’s much happier now. Atrnabout the same time, the Duchess of Kent and thernformer Bishop of London left Anglicanism to becomernRoman Catholics. Consider it a kind of “prisonerrnexchange.” (We Catholics got a whale of arngood deal here — but that’s another story.)rnThe realignment of Christianity is picking uprnsteam, something we at the NEW OXFORD REVIEW havernbeen advocating (“cheekily,” according tornNewsweek) for years. We take our name from thern19th-century Oxford Movement in England, and ourrninspiration from the pioneering “papist” pilgrim.rnJohn Henry Newman. We are the forum for the newrngeneration of converts to Rome. Among the convertsrnwho’ve written for us are Walker Percy,rnRussell Kirk, Sheldon Vanauken, Peter Kreeft,rnGeorge Rutler, Thomas Howard, Ronda Chervin,rnand Paul Vitz. And we rejoice in the illustrious convertsrnwho’ve enriched the Church throughout historyrn— Augustine, Chesterton, Maritain, Dawson,rnMuggeridge, Ronald Knox, Dorothy Day, and manyrnmore.rnBut we’re not just for converts. Most of ourrnwriters are cradle Catholics, and a significant minorityrnare solid Christians from other churches. Wernfoster an ecumenism of the highest common denominator,rnnot the lowest. And we cover the fullrnrange of contemporary issues, including the questrnfor a more just and responsible society, while refusingrnto be a captive of any political ideology.rnWe’ve been acclaimed by Utne Reader (the magazine-rnwatching journal) as “original” and by Lutheranrnluminary Martin E. Marty as “lively.”rnIf you’re a cradle Catholic with spiritual batteriesrnthat need recharging, if you’re a new Catholic, orrnif you’re just curious, taste the rebirth of Catholicrnorthodoxy by giving us a try!rn(Please allow 2 to 8 weeks for delivery of first issue)rnSPECIAL DISCOUNT RATES FOR FIRST-TIME SUBSCRIBERSrnD One-year subscription $14 (regularly $19)rnn One-year student, unemployed, or retiredrnperson’s subscription $12 (regularly $16)rnD Two-year subscription $23 (regularly $35)rnNAME (Please print or type)rnSTREET ADDRESSrnL ClPt’ STATE ZIPrnD One-year non-U.S. subscription US$24rn(regularly $29) Payment must be drawn in U.S. DollarsrnD Sample copy $3.50rnSend coupon or letter. Make check payable tornNEW OXFORD REVIEW. Mail to:rnNEW OXFORD REVIEWrnRoom 102rn1069 Kains Ave.rnBerkeley CA 94706rnPAYMENT MUST ACCOMPANY ORDER Jrnrnrn