Newman on the Last Things

Reading Time: 7 minutes By Josh Orsi, The Catholic University of America, Edited by Michael Twohig C. S. Lewis credited Cardinal Newman with reclaiming Purgatory for religion with his Dream of Gerontius, published in 1865.  Newman’s poem “stands first among the few great poems that depict the life after death,” according to Newman scholar Maurice Francis Egan after a […]

Newman and the Purpose of the University

Reading Time: 10 minutes Ben Duphiney, The Catholic University of America St. John Henry Newman lived his early, Anglican life in the classrooms and libraries of Oxford. As a central hub for studies and learning, Oxford shaped Newman beyond academics When he converted to Catholicism on October 9, 1845, Oxford and the Anglican church, along with the rest of […]

All Things New: An Analysis of John Henry Newman’s Mariology and its Ecumenical Significance

Reading Time: 13 minutes Maddie Sanders, The Catholic University of America “Enriched from the first instant of her conception with the splendour of an entirely unique holiness, the virgin of Nazareth is hailed by the heralding angel, by divine command, as ‘full of grace’ (Lk. 1:38), and to the heavenly messenger she replies: ‘Behold the handmaid of the Lord, […]