Christian Order

Christian Order
Christian Order
Editor Rod Pead
Former editors Fr Paul Crane SJ
Categories Conservative Catholicism
Frequency monthly
First issue 1960
Country UK
Based in UK
Language English
ISSN 0009-5559

Christian Order is a British-based monthly magazine for Traditionalist Catholics[1] which was described by John Beaumont of Fidelity magazine in 1996 as "most influential of the conservative Catholic journals in the United Kingdom".[2]

It was originally devoted to the Catholic response to social issues, taking a distributist stance sceptical of the welfare state.[3] In the 1970s a number of contributors were attracted such as George Telford (former Vice-Chairman and Secretary to the Catechetical Commission of the Bishops of England and Wales)[4] and the lay author Michael Davies.[5]

The magazine's rationale is presented in confrontational terms:

Unless the Church is militant, She cannot thrive and flourish. Thus Christian Order is a militant antidote to the secular "live and let live" attitude which has brought the Church low. For forty years it has embodied that uncompromising spirit demanded by Pope Leo XIII, who contended that in times of necessity each Catholic is "under obligation to show forth his faith to instruct and encourage other of the Faithful" (Sapientise Christianae).[6]

The Neocatechumenal Way is criticized in the magazine as "heretical" (Lutheran) and a "Trojan horse" in the Church.[7] In an article published in the magazine, CJ O'Hehir described Ireland as "the most anti-Catholic Catholic country in the world, and the most monolithically liberal of the world's democracies."[8] The magazine has republished articles from Daylight, the magazine of the Catholic creationist Daylight Origins Society.[9][10]

It has been criticised by Searchlight magazine for having among its contributors "extremists" (including John Vennari), a "race-baiter" (E. Michael Jones) and an "antisemitic conspiracist" (Robert Sungenis),[11] and the website Catholic Culture suggests that its contents should be looked at in "a critical light" due to "a bias against Church leaders, Vatican II, and the New Mass."[12]


  1. ^ Christian Order official website
  2. ^ "The Vanishing Schism Revisited", by John Beaumont, Fidelity magazine, November 1996
  3. ^ "Faith and Community Threatened? Roman Catholic Responses to the Welfare State, Materialism and Social Mobility, 1945–62" by Joan Keating, Twentieth Century History, Volume 9, Number 1, Oxford University Press
  4. ^ "The Kingship of Christ Since Vatican II", by Michael Davies, The Angelus
  5. ^ Michael Davies obituary, Leo Darroch, 27 April 2005, Mass of Ages, hosted on the website of Una Voce
  6. ^ About Us, Christian Order
  7. ^ Michael McGrade (October 2002). "The Last Trojan Horse?". Christian Order. Retrieved 2008-09-08. 
  8. ^ "All on the anti-Church bandwagon", by Kieron Wood, The Sunday Business Post, 13 November 2005
  9. ^ Anthony Nevard (August/September 1998). "Theistic Evolution and the Mystery of FAITH". Christian Order. Retrieved 2008-09-08. 
  10. ^ "Editorial: Evolving Into Atheism". Christian Order. January 2006. Retrieved 2008-09-08. 
  11. ^ Faith-based fascists bridging the waters, Searchlight magazine, Mike Reynolds, March 2004
  12. ^ Catholic Culture :Site review: Christian Order

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Order of the Golden Fleece — Not to be confused with the Golden Fleece Award. Order of the Golden Fleece Orden del Toisón de Oro Ordre de la Toison d Or Orden vom Goldenen Vlies Chain of the Order of the Golden Fleece (shown in …   Wikipedia

  • Christian monk — member of a Christian order or community (especially one in which rigid discipline and abstinence are observed) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Order of Preachers —     Order of Preachers     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Order of Preachers     As the Order of the Friars Preachers is the principal part of the entire Order of St. Dominic, we shall include under this title the two other parts of the order: the… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Christian X of Denmark — Christian X King of Denmark Reign 14 May 1912 – 20 April 1947 Predecessor Frederick VIII Successor …   Wikipedia

  • Christian Doctrine —     Christian Doctrine     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Christian Doctrine     Taken in the sense of the act of teaching and the knowledge imparted by teaching , this term is synonymous with CATECHESIS and CATECHISM. Didaskalia, didache, in the… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Christian (Bishop of Prussia) —     Christian     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Christian     First Bishop of Prussia, d. 1245. Before becoming a missionary he was a Cistercian monk at the monastery of Oliva near Danzig or, as appears more probable, at Lekno or some other Polish… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Christian IX of Denmark — Christian IX King of Denmark Reign 15 November 1863 29 January 1906 ( …   Wikipedia

  • Christian Wicca — is a syncretism of Christianity and Wicca. Christian Wiccans adhere to the polytheistic nature religion known as Wicca and profess belief in the teachings of Jesus. Christian Wicca is a particular denomination of the system of beliefs known as… …   Wikipedia

  • Christian Heritage Party of New Zealand — Christian Heritage New Zealand Leader Graham Capill (1990 2003) Ewen McQueen (2003 2006) President Nik Gregg (2003 2006) …   Wikipedia

  • Order of St. Luke — logo For the unrelated inter denominational religious order, see International Order of St. Luke the Physician. Part of a series on Methodism …   Wikipedia