Posts Tagged ‘John Henry Newman’

Lamenting the Australian Catholic University

Thursday, September 14th, 2023
Catholic University

The idea of a Catholic University has been foremost in my mind in recent days. Catholic means “universal”, but what makes a university Catholic? Greater intellects than mine have considered this question before. John Henry Newman — a saint of the Catholic Church and the patron saint of the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy at Read more

John Henry Newman: The harmony of difference

Monday, October 14th, 2019
John Henry Newman

When Pope Francis canonises Cardinal John Henry Newman tomorrow, the first Briton to be declared a saint in over forty years, it will be a cause of celebration not merely in the United Kingdom, and not merely for Catholics, but for all who cherish the values by which he was inspired. In the age when Read more

Five reasons John Henry Newman is a saint for our times

Thursday, October 10th, 2019

When people today hear that John Henry Newman is being named a saint, the first question that likely comes to mind is: What can I take away from the example of a 19th-century priest and intellectual? Not only did he live in a very different time, but his day-to-day existence was quite different from what Read more