MP Gallagher on ‘Newman for today’

August 17, 2010 in General, News

newman_01xJohn Henry Newman is one of the ten people selected for exploration by Michael Paul Gallagher SJ in his latest book, Faith Maps, and on Wed 1 Sept, 7.30pm, the well-known author will give a lecture entitled ‘Translating Newman for Today’, in St Francis Xavier Church, Gardiner St, Dublin 1. Newman crossed the Irish sea many times, and while he was living in Dorset Street he attended Mass in the Gardiner St church and ate with the Jesuit Community there. According to Michael Paul, Newman was an intellectual and spiritual giant and his obituaries in liberal and even atheist papers showed the esteem in which he was held, with one paper claiming he was ‘the true leader of England’. Listen here to his interview with Pat Coyle of the Jesuit Communication Centre on his upcoming lecture (all welcome, admission free).