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Author: Fr. Juan Velez

Sermon Blog

Human Responsibility

Newman would agree with Augustine’s summary of the doctrine of predestination found in “The Confessions”: “God who made us without us cannot save us without our cooperation.” 

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God and Man, Peace and Justice

When man turns from God there is selfishness, injustice, crime, and, with it, pain, sadness and alienation. On the brutal killing of George Floyd and riots.

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The Ascension of the Lord

For Newman, the Ascension is the triumph of Christ and the completion of his work. In Heaven Christ, who is the Way, is our Mediator before God.

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Mother of Christ

The Jewish people expected the Messiah, and Jewish women desired that privilege. Mary was too humble to expect this but was chosen by God to be his virgin mother.

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Intercession in the Face of Covid 19

In the face of the Covid 19 pandemia we must help the sick and take precautions not to fall ill and spread the illness. St. John Henry Newman reminds also of the need to pray to God.

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Three Minutes with Newman

The Rambler Affair

John Henry Newman encouraged friends to publish their studies and views, but to do so with respect for others.

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