Salvo Magazine is the new publication from the Crux Project. From what I can tell they are the same folks —or an off-shoot of the same folks — who currently publish Touchstone. In any event, they are self-described “Orthodox Christians” made up of conscientious Catholics, Protestants, Eastern Orthodox, and other Easterns who challenge, not each other per se, but rather, the dominant culture as whole.
"Salvo". Pick a fight. I like it.
The “Editorial Advisory Board” of Salvo includes well-known and highly respected Catholics — at least respected here — Fr. Mitch Pacwa of EWTN , Fr. Ron Tacelli of Boston College, and Mark Brumley of Ignatius Press in San Fransicso.
The mission of Savlo Magazine is …
Blasting holes in scientific naturalism, marveling at the intricate design of the universe, and promoting life in a culture of death.
Critiquing art, music, film, television, and literature, interrupting mass media influence, and questioning the sanity of our consumerist lifestyle.
Countering destructive ideologies, replacing revisionist fictions with undeniable facts, and paring away political correctness.
Debunking the cultural myths that have undercut human dignity, all but destroyed the notions of virtue and morality, and slowly eroded our appetite for transcendence.
Recovering the one worldview that actually works.
Salvo looks promising. Their website has some sample articles which, in tone, are factually written for future reference and are written towards the “common layman” and not for specialized academics or those who have had some sort of theological, philosophical or apologetical training. (Unfortunately, these sample articles are in PDF format and have a super small font. If you have a high resolution monitor, it is best to either print them out or view them with a PDF viewer like Adobe's.)
I have may have run the course with my current line-up of magazines, so I’m going to give Salvo a closer look. It seems to be like something I wanted my blog to be if I could blog full time and make a living at it ... with wide distrubution and wildly popular distribution, of course.