CC063: John Henry Newman, Part 1: Seeking Truth, No Matter the Cost

The conversion on the road to Damascus, by Caravaggio.

“Heart Speaks Unto Heart” – this was the motto for Cardinal John Henry Newman, who will be canonized a saint on October 13, 2019.

What spoke to Newman’s heart was truth, which he followed throughout his life. It was the truth of Catholicism that led to his conversion in 1845, even though it cost him the loss of some friendships.

Newman’s greatest legacy today is his philosophy on the relationship of faith and reason, and the importance of education. Throughout the world, there are many Catholic clubs and houses for students – called “Newman Centers” – at many secular universities.

In this first of a two-part episode, Dr. John Freeh, director of the Newman Institute in Lincoln, Nebraska, joins Bishop Wall for a discussion of the Cardinal’s impact on modern Catholic life.

References and Further Reading:

Send us your questions!

Do you have a question for Bishop Wall? Leave it in the comments below, send us a message on Facebook, or email us at [email protected].

Subscribe to the podcast:

Thanks for listening!

Outro music: Wash Out by Broke for Free is licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial License.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here