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Dale Vree, editor of the ...
Dale Vree, editor of the conservative Catholic monthly New Oxford Review, labeled an occasional contributor by the name of Christopher Lasch a "fellow traveler of Christianity.
In December 2005, editor Dale ...
In December 2005, editor Dale Vree announced in the New Oxford Review that years before he had been approached by "a Jewish neocon with no interest in Christianity or Catholicism" who "was interested in getting us to promote Jewish neocon interests" in exchange for a significant amount of money "if we would support corporate capitalism and if we would support a militaristic US foreign policy.
When Vree turned the Jewish neocon down, they funded Catholicism in Crisis and First Things.
rejected the charge as well as the charge that opposition to the war was tantamount to anti-Semitism, saying that by 2005 even the Jewish magazine
The Forward said those who claimed that the invasion of Iraq was orchestrated by Jews
working in Israel's interests "can no longer be shushed or dismissed as bigots.
The Benedict Blog
In a June 2006 issue of the New Oxford Review (Is the Catholic Church Going the Way of the Episcopal Church?), editor Dale Vree delivered some blistering criticism of Benedict's handling of the issue of homosexuality in the clergy ("The defining moment of Pope Benedict's papacy so far has been the document on homosexuals in the seminaries, and he flubbed it").
even goes so far as to seemingly give credence to the liberal spin on the encyclical as a vehicle for recognizing "the anthropological validity of homosexuality and homosexual relationships" (citing Father James Alison Holy Redeemer Parish
in San Francisco).
What some found problematic is that, while many rebuffed the spin on the encyclical by liberal pundits, Vree
declined to do so and even appears to grant it a certain legitimacy.In Benedict and the Lavender Mafia (Musings of a Pertinacious Papist July 25, 2006), Dr. Blosser deflect some of the criticism by explaining what he
presumes to be Vree's
intentions in writing the editorial.Did he
succeed? -- You can render your verdict in the combox.Other News
The Note - written, I assume, ...
The Note - written, I assume, judging from the style, by the editor Dale Vree - examines an attack on Rod by a J. P. Zmirak and I think shows its failings.
The Public Square
And because editor Dale Vree is an engaging fellow, despite his lefty background.
When he comes across the word "compassion" in the Church's social teaching, he tends to translate it "socialism.