News New Newman by Jeffrey Miller September 15, 2003 written by Jeffrey Miller September 15, 2003 Bishop Donald Wuerl gives the opening speech for the National Institute for Newman Studies in Pittsburgh. 3 comments 0 FacebookTwitterGoogle +Pinterest Jeffrey Miller previous post If Adam had a blog next post Trying to put the tooth paste back in the tube You may also like Icon at Annunciation April 17, 2005 Pope tribute barred December 22, 2005 Old convent operating as brothel in Portugal December 27, 2003 We can help September 13, 2007 World's largest rosary May 23, 2003 Cardinal Pell Defends Right of Catholic Schools to... May 19, 2004 June 28, 2003 Convert at 39, Bishop at 63 September 1, 2006 Flannery O'Connor's letters to be opened April 29, 2007 Rome Tweet Rome June 28, 2011 3 comments Donna Marie Lewis September 16, 2003 - 2:30 pm Thanks for mentioning this. I was, of course, there… What I find puzzling in the Trib article is that while Venerable Newman is discussed, and Fr. Drew Morgan is mentioned, no mention is made to the fact that the Venerable belonged to the Fathers of the Oratory, as does Fr. Drew Morgan. (He’s the “Fr. Drew” I’ve mentioned on my blog, particularly in some of my “From the homily” posts…) Actually the Institute is headquarted in the building directly behind the Pittsburgh Oratory- certainly convenient for Fr. Drew ! The Post-Gazette article mentioned the Oratory, and also mentioned the Venerable’s cause for canonization- something the Trib also missed… Ah, well. At least the local secular papers deigned to take notice of something good happening involving the Catholic Church…. Reply Earl E. Appleby, Jr. September 16, 2003 - 3:15 pm I read the same article, Jeff, and the question that sprang to my mind was: “Is it fair to tag the Venerable Cardinal Newman as the “invisible father” of Vatican II? Or was the usual post mortem appropriation of a noble name? After all, as Wilfrid Ward once wrote re Cardinal Newman’s philosophy,”People are apt to find only what they look for.” Just curious, Earl Times Against Humanity Reply Donna Marie Lewis September 17, 2003 - 1:47 pm The Venerable is cited in the documents of the Second Vatican Council- about 20 times, I believe. (He is cited in the Catechism 4 times as well.) However, I am quite sure that a lot of what goes by the name of “Vatican II reform” would be familiar to him as what he called ‘the spirit of liberalism in religion’ and regarded as the most deadly enemy the Church faced. Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.