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Growing in Faith

A theology of suffering from one who suffered deeply

Third in a series of occasional articles about Cardinal John Henry Newman Being a thorough and well-versed theologian, John Henry Newman reflected on many distinct aspects of the Christian life.

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Finding a recognizable purpose and goal to miracles

Second in a series of occasional articles about Cardinal John Henry Newman Because John Henry Newman has been recognized by the Vatican as instrumental in the miraculous healing of American

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John Henry Newman and the Oxford Movement

First in a series of occasional articles about Cardinal John Henry Newman Cardinal Jose Saraiva Martin of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Causes of Saints recently stated that the beatification

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‘The pre-eminent practitioner of public theology’

John Courtney Murray, S.J. (1904-67) was an extremely influential figure in 20th century church-state relations, and to a large extent, in the overall history of Catholicism. Featured on the cover

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A visionary who sought to reconcile science, Christianity

In his efforts to tie ecological concerns to the theology and practice of the church, Benedict XVI recently made the following statement concerning the letter to the Romans’ assertion that

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The conversion story of a cradle Catholic

My “conversion” story is different than others you may have read since I have always been Catholic. I am a “cradle Catholic.” I went to Catholic school for 12 years,

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Rahner’s influential Transcendental Thomism

The 20th century saw the blossoming of a circle of extremely important Catholic theologians and philosophers, including Hans Urs von Balthasar, Joseph Ratzinger, Bernard Lonergan, Henri de Lubac and Yves

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A witty and yet profound Christian apologist

Christian apologetics, form the Greek word apologia (“in defense of”), is that discipline which offers rational and systematic arguments for the truths of Christian faith based on sound philosophical and

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An intellectual, and highly influential, convert

Following the loose chronology of this series on Great Christian Thinkers, I had planned to write this week on the momentously influential John Henry Newman. How fortuitous then that this

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A saint ‘hard on himself, and gentle with others’

Pope Benedict XVI has sought to encourage the spiritual lives of priests worldwide by honoring them in a special way from June 19, 2009 through June 19, 2010 in what