St. John Henry Newman

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John Henry Newman by Sir John Everett Millais.

U.S. bishops express strong support for proposal to name Newman a doctor of the Church

Nov 16, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Bishop Robert Barron was among several bishops who spoke passionately in support this week of a proposal to name St.... Read more

John Henry Newman by Sir John Everett Millais.

St. John Henry Newman’s insights on the Blessed Virgin Mary

Oct 9, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Newman, whose conversion to Catholicism rocked the 19th-century English world, devoted a portion of his autobiography defending the Immaculate Conception. Read more

A contemporary depiction of the First Vatican Council.

Vatican II is back in the news, which begs a question: What was Vatican I?

Oct 15, 2022

By Carl Bunderson

The First Vatican Council, held in 1869 and 1870 and left unfinished due to the capture of Rome, is regarded... Read more

Sir James MacMillan.

‘It’s heady stuff’: A composer turns St. John Henry Newman’s much-loved words into music

Jun 9, 2021

By Luke Coppen

Sir James MacMillan’s new work “Nothing in Vain” is inspired by a meditation by the English saint. Read more

The manuscript of Newman’s “Apologia Pro Vita Sua” at the Birmingham Oratory in England.

Technology sheds new light on life of St. John Henry Newman

Aug 29, 2020

A team spread across three continents is using cutting-edge technology to shed new light on the figure of St. John... Read more

St. John Henry Newman's coat of arms.

Newman relic reported stolen from Birmingham Oratory

Feb 10, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

A first-class relic of St. John Henry Newman was stolen from the Birmingham Oratory sometime in late January, the Oratory... Read more

Professor Tracey Rowland, St John Paul II Chair in Theology at the University of Notre Dame (Australia).

Newman scholar critiques Catholic universities

Oct 15, 2019

Catholic universities should try to do more than run an assembly line of information for students who never learn to... Read more