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Wednesday 11 August 2021

Our Cardinal's anniversary

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Today is the anniversary of the death of St John Henry Newman in 1890. This is what the leading article in the Manchester Guardian said the next day:

"A leader is fallen in Israel. Cardinal Newman died yesterday at Birmingham, in the “Oratory” which had been his home for forty years, and with him passes away one of the greatest Englishmen, and beyond all question the greatest master of the English language, of our time."

"he has made it impossible for educated persons to dismiss the religion he possessed as a farrago of absurdities not worth examining."