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Why Newman matters to us

A time to rejoice: John Henry Newman is honoured as a saint. The Church in our country needs an opportunity to celebrate and give thanks…we too often remind ourselves of the problems, challenges, and difficulties that we face, along with reminders that many (most?) of these are self-inflicted. October’s ceremonies and celebrations in Rome for the canonisation are a time to remind ourselves of the many blessings God has sent, and is sending, to the Church in Britain.

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God in Tolkien’s ‘Middle Earth’ epic

God in Tolkien’s ‘Middle Earth’ epic
 
Philip vander Elst explores themes in J.R.R. Tolkien’s work
 
The single most important fact about ourselves, as human beings, is that we are creatures made in the image of God, our Creator. By creating an imaginary world, and imaginative beings like elves, and dwarves, and goblins, the writer of a ‘fairy story’ therefore takes on a subordinate but godlike role, acting as a ‘sub-creator’.
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Anglican Patrimony: A Perspective from the Holy See

Anglican Patrimony: A Perspective from the Holy See
 
Archbishop J. Augustine Di Noia, OP
Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
 
In 2011 Pope Benedict XVI invited groups of Anglicans to come into full communion with the Catholic Church, bringing with them their own traditions. This established the Orfinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham in Britain, and linked ordinariates in North America and Australia. Archbishop DiNoia addressed liturgical aspects of the Ordinariates at a conference in Oxford in 2018.

 

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The Luminous Mysteries – meditations

The Sorrowful Mysteries – meditations
 
We continue our series of meditations, drawn from the workds of John Henry Newman, on the Mysteries of the Rosary. These meditations have been compiled by a Sister of St Cecilia’s Abbey, Ryde, Isle of Wight.
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Interview: Newman’s biographer

Interview: Newman’s biographer

Interview: Newman’s biographer

Joanna Bogle talks to Fr Ian Ker

Littlemore, Oxford, in summer sunshine. The collection of small cottage buildings that John Henry Newman acquired as a retreat, and where he was received into the Catholic Church now has a new significance. Littlemore is both a shrine to Newman and a place of study. It is run by the sisters of The Work, who welcome visitors and care for the library which houses a major collection of books by and about Newman. His chapel is preserved and Mass is said there regularly.
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SEX, LOVE AND THE CATHOLIC CHALLENGE TO HEDONISM
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Fr Holloway’s 100th Birthday

Last Saturday was the 100th anniversary of Agnes Holloway giving birth to Edward.He was born just as Lenin’s revolution began. This was the beginning of changing the poor, Christian country of Russia into the powerful Marxist one. It was predicted by Our Lady of Fatima over the previous six...
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Weinstein and Modern Judgmentalism

Weinstein and Modern Judgmentalism
The Harvey Weinstein affair has unleashed a can of worms. There has been a series of exposures concerning sexual offences or inappropriate sexual behaviour of MPs, celebrities and others. There is no doubt that sexual harassment, carried out mostly by men, deserves condemnation and certainly ther...
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Islam and Terrorism

Islam and Terrorism
We are all aware of the horror of the terrorist attacks in recent years and of the senseless attack outside the mosque in Finsbury Park, London. It is inspiring how brave those who work in the emergency services are and how strong the community support has been in all these cases. As Christians, ...
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