The Homily for Bl. Newman

Here from Zenit is the text of Pope Benedict's homily today for the beatification of John Henry Newman.

Here is my favorite Newman sermon "Personal Influence, the means of Propagating the Truth."  However, my favorite Newman work remains the scintillating The Tamworth Reading Room which you can find in all six installments in Discussions and ArgumentsIt is still relevant today!  When Sir Robert Peele suggests opening a reading room with high promises about how it will morally improve society, Newman puts on the gloves.  The Tamworth Reading Room is profound, featuring the best of Newman's witty and sparkling prose.  This is a good introductory piece for late high-school / early college students studying Newman.

And here is a news clip about the ceremony today:



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