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A saint for our times

Cardinal Newman – Special Supplement Newman speaks as clearly to us today as to his peers in the 19th Century, writes Bishop 
Fintan Monahan “To live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often” – John Henry Newman John Henry Newman will be canonised as a new saint of the Catholic…

Newman and Ireland: unlikely allies in turbulent times

Cardinal Newman – Special Supplement John Henry Newman wasn’t always an obvious friend of this country, writes Fr Bernard Healy When we look at the beginning of John Henry Newman’s public life, it would be hard to imagine a less likely friend of the Irish. In 1829, he was an up-and-coming Oxford academic and Anglican…

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Why did Newman come to Dublin?

Cardinal Newman – Special Supplement Newman left Ireland three wonderful gifts, writes Prof. Teresa Iglesias From the age of 50 to 57, Newman tirelessly laboured for a “great undertaking” in Dublin, the establishment of the Catholic University of Ireland. These were the years 1851 to 1858, which as regards personal powers and dedication he describes…

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A Doctor for a post-conciliar world

Cardinal Newman – Special Supplement Newman’s canonisation will allow the Church to shine a spotlight on his teaching, Greg Daly is told God, as they say, moves in mysterious ways, and the path that led Fr Ian Ker to become the world’s leading Newman scholar seems to have apparently random divine footprints all over it.…

A model of Faith A model of Reason

Cardinal Newman – Special Supplement Newman’s legacy is alive and well at Dublin’s University Church, writes Fr Bill Dailey I can recall vividly the time that I visited Assisi: I knew from my first steps in the city that I was walking in a place where undeniably holy people – towering saints, Francis and Clare…

A harmony of Faith and reason

Cardinal Newman – Special Supplement Two of Newman’s greatest works were dedicated to showing that Christianity is profoundly reasonable, writes Dr Tom Norris When Blessed John Henry Newman (1801-1890) is named by Pope Francis among the saints of the Catholic Church on Sunday, October 13, he will be the first Englishman born since the Reformation…

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