Faith and Prejudice
Publisher: Assumption Press
Publication Date: December 28, 2013
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Catholic Sermons of Bl. John Henry Newman
At Cardinal Newman's Mass of Beatification in 2013, Pope Benedict XVI praised "The warmth and humanity underlying his appreciation of the pastoral ministry." Those qualities are on full display in this remarkable collection of Catholic sermons unpublished in Newman's lifetime. These include the first two sermons Newman ever delivered as a Catholic, meditations on Mary in the gospels and divine adoption, and a strikingly accurate set of predictions of future challenges to Church posed by the advance of secularism in society. This edition has also added to the original collection Newman's final sermon in the Church of England, with its apt and kindly title, "The Parting of Friends."
St. John Henry Newman (1801-1890) was a poet and theologian. One of the most beloved writers and saints of English Christianity, he was first an Anglican priest and founder of the Oxford Movement, and later became a Catholic priest and cardinal. His autobiography, Apologia Pro Vita Sua, is one of the great Christian classics.