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Fr Theodore Hesburgh, the late president of the University of Notre Dame (Photo: CNS)

If only Fr Theodore Hesburgh, the late president of Notre Dame, had fully grasped the ideals of his hero Cardinal Newman

Blessed John Henry Newman wrote the Dream of Gerontius

A new book shows that Blessed John Henry Newman was a man of action and an indefatigable administrator

Pope Francis speaks at this morning's general audience   in the Paul VI Hall (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 21/01/15

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Cardinal Kasper has said that some divorced and re-married Catholics should be allowed to receive Communion (PA)

Cardinal Kasper says Pope thinks ‘great majority’ of Catholics support a ‘responsible opening’

A statue of Cardinal Newman at the London Oratory 
(Mazur/www.thepapalvisit.org.uk)

Newman attracted others to the faith through his apostolate of friendship

Blessed John Henry Newman (Photo: CNS)

He had no time for liberalism, but would have spurned the SSPX

A Lego statue of Jesus at a church at Vasteras, Sweden (AP)

Faced with the drama of sin and death, the ‘Church of Nice’ simply doesn’t cut it

Woman prays at the tomb of Fulton Sheen (CNS)

The case of Archbishop Sheen is especially significant for our times

New Auxiliary Bishop of Birmingham Fr Robert Byrne (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Is Fr Robert Byrne’s appointment a sign of things to come? How many more orthodox bishops can we now expect?

Bishop-elect Robert Byrne (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Fr Robert Byrne will serve as an auxiliary bishop in Birmingham