Newman Newsletter 2023

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Dear Newman Friends, On December 31st, 2022, Benedict XVI was called home into eternity by the Lord. The late Pope was one of the most renowned Newman friends. He cherished Newman from an early age and was able to beatify … Continued

How Newman inspired the White Rose resistance in Nazi Germany

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Eighty years ago, on February 18, 1943, Hans Scholl and his sister Sophie were caught distributing anti-Nazi leaflets in Munich University. Five days later they were tried and executed for high treason on Hitler’s direct orders. The Scholls belonged to … Continued

Benedict XVI and the International Centre of Newman Friends

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“To see Sisters who are seriously interested in John Henry Newman and at the same time have a great love of cooking, I found this combination very original!” These were the words Benedict XVI used years later to describe his … Continued

Obituary of Fr. Ian Ker

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The great biographer of Newman, a convert from Anglicanism, always inspired fondness in those who reveled in his wit, his bonhomie, his learning, and his very real, if inconspicuous pietas. With the generous permission of the author Edward Short Fr. Ian … Continued

Book Launch: She served the Church

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A new biography on Mother Julia, who found in John Henry Newman a spiritual brother. I must really say that I feel a true kinship with this cardinal. He was a forerunner in the church of his time. Mother Julia … Continued