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1. Newman Studies Journal: Volume > 1 > Issue: 1
John T. Ford Cor ad Cor Loquitur: Heart Speaks to Heart
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Marvin R. O’Connell Newman and the Irish Bishops
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What was the background to Newman’s rectorship of the Catholic University in Dublin? In 1845 the British government proposed to establish three non-denominational colleges in Ireland; some of the Irish bishops felt that it would be possible to work out a modus vivendi with the government. A slight majority of the bishops, however, opposed these so-called “godless” colleges and voted at the Synod of Thurles in 1850, to found a Catholic University in Ireland—a country that had been repeatedly decimated by poverty and oppression, and a few years earlier the potato famine (1845-48).
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Paul Chavasse John Henry Newman: A Saint for Our Times
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John T. Ford Pastoral Vignettes
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Newman Bibliography
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Mary Katherine Tillman An Introduction to “The Dream Of Gerontius” by Cardinal John Henry Newman and Sir Edward Elgar
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Newman’s dramatic poem, “The Dream of Gerontius” (1865), was set to music by Edward Elgar (1857-1934) in 1900. This essay brings out the sympathy of mind and heart between poet and composer, and perhaps between them both and the listener of today, as well as the universality and depth of the human stake in some kind of personal and peopled life after death.
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Avery Cardinal Dulles Newman In Retrospect
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This article, originally the concluding chapter of Cardinal Dulles’ recent book on Newman’s theology, provides an insightful discussion of Newman’s relevance for today by comparing his theological thought with a series of themes that were subsequently treated by the Second Vatican Council (1962-65): from revelation and faith, scripture and tradition, and the development of doctrine, to questions of ecclesiology, especially infallibility, the role of the laity, and social-political issues.“After nearly two centuries, the writings of Newman continue to have a very modern ring,” Dulles writes.
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Stephanie Terril Grateful Reflections from the First Newman Scholar at the National Institute tor Newman Studies
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Newman Chronology
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Donald W. Wuerl Academic Freedom and the University
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This article contrasts a secular definition of “academic freedom” with a Catholic model, where freedom of discussion and investigation is one component of a wider process that leads to the Church’s judgment about a particular teaching. Three questions arise about academic freedom: (1) its purpose and goal, (2) its limits, and (3) its relationship to the Church. While there is sometimes tension between some people and the teaching office, fruitful doctrinal development usually takes place within the—sometimes heated—world of theological discussion. A postscript describes the mandatum as a concrete expression of the intrinsic role that the magisterium has in Catholic theology and the role of the university and faculty in relation to the wider church.