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J H Newman age 23 when he preached his first sermon (homily)
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J H Newman age 23 when he preached his first sermon (homily)

The Cardinal Newman Society is an organization dedicated to the renewal of Catholic identity on the campuses of colleges and universities in the United States. It should not be confused with the "Newman Centers," the name often used to designate Catholic campus ministry centers at state and other non-Catholic universities. Image File history File links John Henry Newman, when he preached his first sermon in Over Worton Church on 23 June 1824. ... Image File history File links John Henry Newman, when he preached his first sermon in Over Worton Church on 23 June 1824. ... A university is an institution of higher education and of research, which grants academic degrees at all levels (bachelor, master, and doctor) in a variety of subjects. ...


The Cardinal Newman Society was founded in 1993. Today there are over 16,000 college leaders, educators, students, alumni, and others dedicated to promoting John Henry Cardinal Newman's vision, further developed by Pope John Paul the Great in his 1990 Apostolic Constitution Ex Corde Ecclesiae. Pope John Paul II (Latin: ), born Karol Józef Wojtyła (May 18, 1920 – April 2, 2005) reigned as pope of the Catholic Church for almost 27 years, from 16 October 1978 until his death, making his the second-longest pontificate. ... An Apostolic constitution (Latin constitutio apostolica) is a very solemn decree issued by the Pope of the Roman Catholic Church. ...


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Speakers 2003 (2800 words)
FALLS CHURCH, VA (May 7, 2003) - In its annual survey of commencement speakers and honorees, Cardinal Newman Society--the national organization dedicated to strengthening Catholic identity in Catholic higher education--has identified 16 Catholic colleges that have invited inappropriate speakers and honorees and is applauding 14 colleges for their selections.
Cardinal Newman Society also has identified colleges and universities particularly deserving of praise for their excellent speaker and honoree selections.
Cardinal Avery Dulles, S.J. will be honored at Christendom College in Front Royal, Virginia; the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts; Saint Joseph's College in Rennselaer, Indiana; and Siena College in Loudonville, New York.
Cardinal Newman - definition of Cardinal Newman in Encyclopedia (2661 words)
John Henry Newman (February 21 1801—August 11 1890), English cardinal, was born in London, the eldest son of John Newman, banker, of the firm of Ramsbottom, Newman and Co. The family was understood to be of Dutch extraction, and the name itself, spelt "Newmann" in an earlier generation, further suggests Hebrew origin.
At this date, though still nominally associated with the Evangelicals, Newman’s views were gradually assuming a higher ecclesiastical tone, and while local secretary of the Church Missionary Society he circulated an anonymous letter suggesting a method by which Churchmen might practically oust Nonconformists from all control of the society.
All this time (since 1841) Newman had been under a cloud, so far as concerned the great mass of cultivated Englishmen, and he was now awaiting an opportunity to vindicate his career; and in 1862 he began to prepare autobiographical and other memoranda for the purpose.
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