The genius of Newman: Our newest saint was a century ahead of his time

Vol. 4 | No. 34 | October 11, 2019

On Oct. 13, Pope Francis will formally declare Cardinal John Henry Newman a saint of the Catholic Church. As contributing editor Mike Aquilina explains on Page 10, the canonization is the ultimate recognition of a man who was a Catholic “jack of all trades.” On Page 16, Elise Ureneck reflects on how this cerebral 19th-century Anglican convert speaks to a millennial “cradle Catholic” like herself. And on Page 19, the world’s leading authority on Newman, Father Ian Ker, tells Angelus why the Second Vatican Council and the ecclesial movements it gave rise to are key to understanding Newman’s legacy.

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