Meeting Newman

Posted August 20, 2019 6:16 am by Fr John Hunwicke

Meeting Newman

A fine way of encountering Blessed John Henry Newman, as we prepare for his Canonisation, is to revisit the Oxford which formed both Newman the Anglican and Newman the Catholic; Newman the Tractarian controversialist and Newman the venerated Cardinal.

In 1945, Evelyn Waugh looked back to the 1920s and wrote “Oxford — submerged now and obliterated, irrecoverable as Lyonesse, so quickly have the


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