Why LiberalrnCatholicismrnIs SuicidalrnThe liberal, anti-doctrinal spirit is poisoning thernCatholic Church in America. Liberal Catholics don’trnlike to talk about sin and its consequences. But thenrnwhy did Christ bother to get crucified? And whatrnare we saved from? Liberal priests are silent aboutrnHell — but if there’s no Hell, why be good? Indeed,rnwhy go to church? Not surprisingly, church attendancernhas dropped dramatically. Liberals are foreverrnbellyaching about the “sexist, homophobic,rnoppressive” Church. Thus they’re unable to attractrnmany converts. Liberal clerics excuse their peoplernfrom the Church’s high sexual standards. No wonderrncertain of them would excuse themselves too,rnhence so many sex scandals among the clergy. Liberalrnpriests don’t explain Catholic teaching to theirrnflocks. No wonder Catholics are being won over byrnfundamentalists, cults, and NewAgers,whoc/o knowrnwhat they believe and why.rnLiberal Catholicism denies the binding characterrnof Scripture, tradition, and Magisterium: Onernneed only “follow one’s conscience,” which amountsrnto doing only what’s convenient. Why belong to arnchurch which preachesf/jaf? People instinctively dornwhat’s convenient, without any coaxing from thernclergy. Liberal Catholics are just imitators of liberalrnProtestants. By making Christianity comfortablyrnambiguous, have liberal Protestant churches beenrnflooded with converts? No. They’re actually dying!rnWhy? Because they offer no authoritative answersrnto life’s big questions: why am I here? what is truernreligion and virtue? how do I get to Heaven? By essentiallyrnturning themselves into debate clubs andrntherapy centers, they’ve failed to offer people anythingrnunique and unsurpassable. They elicit no commitmentrnand little interest.rnCatholicism in America could go down therntubes too if authentic Catholics don’t stand up forrnthe Faith. This is where the NEW OXFORD REVIEWrncomes in. An orthodox Catholic monthly magazine,rnwe combat dissent and decay in the Church, andrndecadence and despair in Western culture. We “belongrnin every loyal Catholic’s arsenal,” accordingrnto Fr. Joseph Fessio.rnWe have an international audience, and we’rernpublished out of infamous Berkeley. Can anythingrngood come out of Berkeley? (“Can anything goodrncome out of Nazareth?” — John 1:46). Try us andrnsee! According to The Catholic Answer, we’re havingrn”a notable impact” for the good on our troubledrnChurch. We’ve been acclaimed by Walker Percy asrn”admirable” and b^National Review as “first-rate.”rnIf you get nauseated by the toxic gasses inrnthe Church, get some relief by breathing the freshrnair of dynamic orthodoxy in the pages of the NEWrnOXFORD REVIEW!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)rnn Two-year subscription $23 (regularly $35)rnNAME (Please print or type)rnSTREET ADDRESSrnL CITY STATE ZIPrnn One-year non-U.S. subscription US$24rn(regularly $29) Payment must be drawn in U.S. DollarsrnD Sannple copy $3.50rnSend coupon or letter. Make check payable tornNEW OXFORD REVIEW. Mail to:rnNEW OXFORD REVIEWrnRoom 143rn1069 Kains Ave.rnBerkeley CA 94706rnPAYMENT MUST ACCOMPANY ORDER Jrnrnrn