Tag Archives: John Henry Newman


Here also are my audio projects of the Way of the Cross. On 1st Fridays, do please pray the Act of Reparation. What we need right now is PRAYER, especially now. And remember to GO TO CONFESSION! For priests, especially, try The Way Of … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2019 – 08 Wednesday in the 1st Week of Lent: the struggle of a soul against sin

These daily 5 minute podcasts are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season. Today is Wednesday in the 1st Week of Lent.  Lenten Ember Days!     John … Continue reading

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Movement in the causes of Bl. John Henry Newman and Card. József Mindszenty

Here’s some news from today’s Bolletino. Francis met with the Prefect of the Congregation of the Causes of Saints and he approved some decrees.  Among them… il miracolo, attribuito all’intercessione del Beato Giovanni Enrico Newman, Cardinale di Santa Romana Chiesa, … Continue reading

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Blessed John Henry Newman’s 1849 poem “Candlemas”

Blessed John Henry Newman’s 1849 poem “Candlemas”: THE Angel-lights of Christmas morn, Which shot across the sky, Away they pass at Candlemas, They sparkle and they die. Comfort of earth is brief at best, Although it be divine; Like funeral … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 2018 11: Hark! a gladsome voice is thrilling

UPDATE: Some people reported trouble downloading this one.  I found what my have been the problem. Once again this year I offer short daily podcasts to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, … Continue reading

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“Has not all our misery as a Church arisen from people being afraid to look difficulties in the face?”

“The more implicit the reverence one pays to a Bishop, the more keen will be one’s perception of heresy in him … those, who have cultivated a loyal feeling towards their superiors, are the most loving servants, or the most … Continue reading

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Pope Francis changed the Catechism about the death penalty. What next? Wherein Fr. Z opines.

I wonder if the recent move of the Holy Father to change the text – the teaching of the Church – of the paragraph in the Catechism of the Catholic Church about the death penalty will generate enough buzz to … Continue reading

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“How unspeakably cold is the idea of a Temple without that Divine Presence!”

The UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald print edition (not online), had a great piece by the renowned Newman scholar, Fr. Ian Ker about Newman’s conversion and the Real Presence in Catholic churches. Here it is in toto: ‘Awful … Continue reading

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27 Nov – Feast of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal

Toward the back of our venerable 1962 Missale Romanum there are Mass formularies for special feasts. Today, for example, we find Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal. Our Lady appeared to a Sister of Charity of the Rue du Bac … Continue reading

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Excerpt from a conference Card. Caffarra was slated to give

At Rorate there is an extract from a text that the late, great – and already deeply missed – Carlo Card. Caffarra would have delivered to a conference in Milan on 10 Sept 2017. Some time ago, there fell into … Continue reading

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In The Wild – Z-Swag Sighting: “To be deep in history…”

A priest reader alerted me to an article in the Dartmouth alumni magazine about Fr. George Rutler, now pastor of St. Michael’s and the beleaguered Holy Innocents in Manhattan, then pastor, in 2012, of Our Savior. In the article we … Continue reading

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NEW WDTPRS MUG – Newman “To be deep in history”

The other day I was having a skype conversation with His Hermeneuticalness himself, Fr. Tim Finigan.  He mentioned Bl. John Henry Newman’s phrase “To be deep in history is to cease to be a Protestant.” Thinking back on the course … Continue reading

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The Mail: Every Englishman should be proud of John Henry Newman’s beatification

From The Mail comes this piece about the Bl. John Henry Newman by Conrad Black. Why today’s beatification of John Henry Newman is something every Englishman should be proud of, by CONRAD BLACK By Conrad Black Pope Benedict XVI’S beatification … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 106: John Henry Newman’s kindly light

In this PODCAzT we will drill into the Collect designated for the Memorial of soon-to-be Blessed John Henry Newman (+1890). I have as a surprise, a guest appearance by Fr. Timothy Finigan, who will read one of Newman’s famous works. … Continue reading

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“conscience truly so called”

His Hermeneuticalness as a great entry on the proper understanding and function of a person’s conscience in case of possible conflict with the, for example, teaching of a Pope or of the Church. You will want to read the whole … Continue reading

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