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Cardinal Newman: a real man of the Catholic Faith

Giuseppe Pezzini maps John Henry Newman’s journey from Anglican scholar to Catholic Cardinal and sainthood, and finds in his ‘three conversions’ a lesson about the conflict of belief and modernity.

"The journey of St John Henry Newman is the journey of a man who got to know and trusted the meaning of reality, and accepted to follow it. This is no easy task, especially in the modern age.

Author David Foster Wallace relays a story that illustrates how, for many people, very different meanings can be attributed to the same lived reality, as if they were merely depending on people’s different ‘belief templates'."


Read the full article on the Scottish Catholic Observer.