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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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Revisiting a blessed occasion

Cardinal Newman-Special Supplement In September 2010, Pope Benedict XVI visited England to beatify John Henry Newman, praising the saint ahead of and during the beatification Mass Discourse at prayer vigil As you know, Newman has long been an important influence in my own life and thought, as he has been for so many people beyond…

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‘He lived out that profoundly human vision of priestly ministry in his devoted care for the people’

Cardinal Newman- Special Supplement England has a long tradition of martyr saints, whose courageous witness has sustained and inspired the Catholic community here for centuries. Yet it is right and fitting that we should recognise today the holiness of a confessor, a son of this nation who, while not called to shed his blood for…

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The White Rose of Conscience

Cardinal Newman – Special Supplement Newman had a profound influence on a German anti-Nazi group, writes Greg Daly “But we know by whom we were created, and that we stand in a relationship of moral obligation to our creator. Conscience gives us the capacity to distinguish between good and evil,” wrote Fritz Hartnagel, a young…

Newman’s profound impact on  the field of Irish literature

Cardinal Newman-Special Supplement   “It is a curious thing, do you know,” observes a friend of Stephen Dedalus, James Joyce’s alter ego in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, “how your mind is supersaturated in the religion in which you say you disbelieve.” For Notre Dame’s Prof. Declan Kiberd, Ireland’s major writers…

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The hinge of creation

Cardinal Newman-Special Supplement Conscience was for Newman the connecting principle between man and God, writes Fr Stuart P. Chalmers Blessed John Henry Newman is often quoted in relation to his toast to conscience and its dignity. However, at times the quote from his Letter to the Duke of Norfolk is misrepresented as if it were…

JPII Awards need Gospel answers, bishop urges

The Pope John Paul II Award is merely a gong with no real value unless those doing it “take seriously how the Gospel can help us understand where our society is damaging itself”, Derry’s Bishop Donal McKeown told young people at Knock Shrine on Friday. Speaking at the National Pope John Paul II Award Pilgrimage,…