Pope highlights Newman’s obedience to God, devotion to truth
November 23, 2010
Blessed John Henry Newman is a “master who teaches us that primacy of God is also primacy of truth and love,” Pope Benedict wrote in a message to participants in a symposium organized by the International Centre of Newman Friends.
Newman “discovered his vocation at the service of the Word of God and, turning to the Fathers of the Church to find greater light, proposed a true reform of Anglicanism, adhering finally to the Catholic Church,” the Pope noted. “In presenting and defending the truth, Newman was always careful to find the appropriate language, the right form and appropriate tone. He sought not ever to offend and to render testimony to the gentle inner light (‘kindly light’), making an effort to convince with humility, joy and patience.”
- Message From The Pope For Symposium On Cardinal Newman (VIS)
- Benedict XVI's Message to Newman Conference (Zenit)
- Pontifical Messages 2010
- The International Centre of Newman Friends