‘One of the great intellectual giants,’ Newman challenged Catholic thought and practice
From his towering intellect to his courageous devotion, Blessed John Henry Newman and his legacy are firmly cemented in Edmonton’s Catholic community.
His name graces both Newman Theological College and the Newman Centre lecture hall in St. Joseph’s College at the University of Alberta. His works have influenced the thought of priests and Catholic intellectuals on both campuses.
And when the 19th-century English cardinal and theologian is canonized at the Vatican on Oct. 13, his influence will be made only more permanent there and around the world.
“He is one of those intellectual giants in our civilization,” said Ryan Topping, vice-president and academic