John Henry Newman (1801-1890)

Newman was an Anglican clergyman and teacher at Oxford University. Founder of the Oxford Movement he eventually became a Catholic in 1845. Soon afterwards he was ordained a Catholic priest and started the English Oratory of St. Philip Neri.
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Universities and Seminaries ~ Card. Newman

Universities and Seminaries: L’Ecole des Hautes Etudes Newman concludes this series of short essays with a look at seminaries. The first seminaries for the formation of diocesan clergy were episcopal schools attached to cathedrals that later gave rise to the universities. From the 5th century the Lateran Cathedral in Rome had a school. Newman describes [...]

Newman, a Man of Prayer

John Henry Newman, a Man of Prayer (revised from article for www.aleteia.org on Feb. 21, 2014) John Henry Newman, born in London on February 21, 1801 was an Anglican convert to Roman Catholicism. He was a distinguished thinker and writer, and later a Catholic priest and founder of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri in [...]

Abuse of authority by College authorities ~ Cardinal Newman

Portrait, John Henry Newman

Having painted a picture of the origins of universities and their reason for being and of the nature of colleges Newman turns to explain a dysfunction of university education in his alma mater, Oxford. First, he briefly distinguishes further between both the University as a body and its Colleges, and second, he notes that Colleges [...]

Christian Unity and Cardinal Newman

As an Anglican John Henry Newman began to pray for Christian unity in 1841 at the urging of Fr. Spencer, a Catholic priest. At first he did so with hesitation because he held that Anglicans already prayed weekly for Christian unity. In the following years Newman continued acting in his characteristic manner: always studying to [...]

The Incarnation ~ Cardinal Newman

Today is Christmas day. In his Parochial and Plain Sermons Blessed John Henry Newman preached a sermon on the Incarnation reflecting on St. John’s text: “The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us.” John 1: 14. Newman begins speaking of the awe that the early generation of Christians had before the mystery of the [...]