Travesties of Newman

December 4, 2016 Edward Short 0

No Englishman—or only Lord Byron—ever fascinated his countrymen more than John Henry Cardinal Newman. Lord Macaulay was convinced that the British public’s fascination with Byron was mostly pharisaical. For the great Whig historian, the man […]


What Newman Would Have Made of Vatican II

November 20, 2014 Edward Short 0

In the course of his long career as priest, poet, historian, philosopher, educator, theologian, novelist, and satirist, Blessed John Henry Newman (1801-1890) became something of a connoisseur of what he called “the tin-kettle accounts of […]