T^rnTraditionalrnIs Back!rnNot long ago it was assumed thattraditionalrnCatholicism in the U.S. had no intellectual standing,rnwas inconsequential, and could safely be ignored.rnAfter all, it was said, there aren’t evenrnenough intelligenttraditional Catholics to supportrna magazine of ideas. That was around 1977, whenrnliberal Protestants had The Christian Century, liberalrnCatholics had Commonweal and America,rnevangelicals had Christianity Today,rnand Jews had Commentary, but trarnditional Catholics had nothing comparable.rnYes, traditional Catholicsrnhad newspapers and variousrnhighly specialized periodicals, butrnno general-interest magazine ofrnideas, an indispensable thing tornhave because ideas have consequences,rnbut only if they reachrnthe generally-educated reader.rnSuch was the sorry state of traditionalrnCatholicism.rnDefying all the odds and naysayers,rnthe NEW OXFORD REVIEW,rnwith its name taken from the 19th-centuryrnOxford Movement, was founded in 1977. Whenrnshortly thereafter Pope John Paul 11 appeared onrnthe scene, and lowered the boom on dissentingrntheologian Hans KiJng and providentially beganrnhis crusade to revitalize the Faith, we at the NEWrnOXFORD REVIEW immediately supported thernHoly Father.rnAlthough, curiously, we ^ere Anglo-CaXholic,rnwe ran full-page ads with the shockingly unfashionablernheadline, “Support the Pope.” Thosernads, plus the novelty of Anglicans supporting arnmuscular Pope, attracted the attention ofrnNewsweek, which did an article on us, noting ourrn”childlike exuberance” and saying it’s “probablyrnCatholicismrnIn Force!rnonly a matter of time” before we, like Newman ofrnOxford Movement fame, “drop anchor in Rome.”rnWith our October 1983 issue, we fulfilled thatrnprophecy by becoming Roman Catholic.rnIf the NEW OXFORD REVIEW has only onernachievement, it’s this: At a critical time we provedrnthat a high-grade magazine of ideas which supportsrna forceful papacy could exist, and that traditionalrnCatholicism was not intellectuallyrnmoribund in the U.S.rnHappily, today there arernmany such magazines. Each hasrna distinct personality, but taken togetherrnthey unmistakably demonstraternthat traditional Catholicismrnis back — and in force.rnIndeed, traditional Catholicismrnis the dynamic force in thernU.S. Catholic Church today. Significantly,rnthere are now more traditionalrnCatholic magazines of ideasrnthan liberal Catholic ones. And therncombined circulation of the traditionalrnones far exceeds that of the liberal ones.rnThis likely means that, with grace and continuedrnleadership from Rome, the ideas circulated inrnthetraditional magazines will eventually become therndominant ideas in Catholic schools, colleges, andrnuniversities, and in seminaries and parishes. Thisrnwill add up to a revolution in U.S. Catholicism.rnBut the liberals haven’t given up, and arernfighting back. We at the NEW OXFORD REVIEW, arnmonthly magazine acclaimed by the Los AngelesrnTimes as “influential” and by Our Sunday Visitorrnas “thought-provoking,” know that the battle of ideasrnis still far from won. We’re pressing forward. To armrnyourself for the battles ahead, subscribe today!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)rnD 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 CITY 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 108rn1069 Kains Ave.rnBerkeley CA 94706rnPAYMENT MUST ACCOMPANY ORDER Jrnrnrn