Interesting comment from the very controversial New Oxford Review. From the May 2007 issue. From the editorial of all things:
“as the NOR veers from conservative Catholicsm to traditional Catholicsm”. It goes on. Check out their website as I beleive the full editorial should be up there soon.
Good or bad?
Well, the NOR is hardly conservative by typical standards, They has strongly questioned the war in Iraq and many of the anti-terrorism actions of Bush. In that they are much more in line with Move-On.org.
They are more communitarian than capitalist and have hammered the neo-cons and Bush and Cheney for years now.
So they will not go lightly if they become completey traditioanlist.
To whit too many, IMO, traditionaliosts are 100% Republican, pro-Bush and pro-war. If the NOR flips, despite your initial glee, I suspect they will be every bit as controversial among the traditionalist community as they are among the conservative community - their ads have been banned from everything from Crisis to CWR to virtually every conservative Catholic publication.
The NOR was absolutely right on the Iraq war - perhaps the worst strategic decision ever in American history. That is easy to see now but will you all feel comfortable when the NOR calls on you to be radical catholics - not just opposed to abortion but to the deatrh penalty too.
It will be interesting to see how this unfolds.