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St. John Henry Newman—The Salvation of the Hearer the Motive of the Preacher

By James T. Majewski ( bio - articles - email ) | Oct 15, 2019 | In Catholic Culture Audiobooks (Podcast)

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Every week, Catholic Culture Audiobooks will be bringing you professionally-produced audio recordings of great Catholic literature from throughout the centuries. On the date of his canonization, we kicked things off with the Saint whom this podcast has taken for its patron: none other than the newly canonized St. John Henry Newman.

This reading comes from one of Newman’s earliest publications after his conversion, a volume entitled Discourses to Mixed Congregations, and is the first of the eighteen discourses contained in that volume. It reads as a sort of orator’s mission statement, and it is a mission we would like to make our own at the outset of this audiobook series.

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James T. Majewski is Director of Customer Relations for, the “voice” of Catholic Culture Audiobooks, and co-host of Criteria: The Catholic Film Podcast. Based in New York City, he holds both a BA in Philosophy and an MFA in Acting. See full bio.

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