John Henry Newman

St John Henry Newman: Hedgehog and fox

June 19, 2023

DERMOT ROANTREE :: Newman believed in the unity of all truth, and it was this that made him unafraid to expose students to a wide range of ideas and influences.

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The riches of Hopkins

December 16, 2021

Brendan Staunton SJ was a guest speaker at this year's Hopkin's Festival. His paper focused on Hopkin's sonnet 'As Kingfishers Catch Fire'.

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Know what you’re talking about

January 7, 2021

A four-week online introduction to theology will be given by the Loyola Institute Trinity College Dublin, starting on Wednesday 27 January. It's open to all.

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Newman and a new way of formation

May 26, 2020

Dermot Mansfield SJ hosted a unique online retreat on St John Henry Newman for laity in leadership roles

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New book on Newman

October 9, 2019

Messenger Publications is marking the upcoming canonisation of Blessed John Henry Newman with the publication of a concise biography by Fr Michael Collins

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John Henry Newman: a saint for the times

February 14, 2019

Blessed John Henry Newman has been cleared for canonisation. Dermot Roantree considers the different uses that Catholics will make of his legacy.

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The ironies of Catholic traditionalism

April 18, 2018

DERMOT ROANTREE :: There are some disconcerting ironies in the attitude of Catholic traditionalism, not least that it has come to resemble the very thing it opposes

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The death penalty and doctrine, Part 2

December 15, 2017

DERMOT ROANTREE :: The Pope's critics think he is illogical. Newman's understanding of development, however, suggests a very different way to look at it.

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Church doctrine: The same but different

October 14, 2015

DERMOT ROANTREE :: Post 2 in series on 'Change we can believe in'. The Church makes the proud claim to be 'always the same' – the same even when it's...

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