Cardinal Newman

In our Cardinal Newman section, you can read his biography, look at key teachings and reflect on Deacon Jack Sullivan's miracle cure from a serious spinal disorder

Newman was born in London on 21 February 1801. At school he was attracted to atheism and materialism; he always showed unusual insight into the difficulties of believing. But a Christian conversion granted him a mysterious, life-long awareness of existing in God’s presence.

About Newman

This section of the website provides information on Cardinal Newman, including a timeline, biographies and an article looking at the significance of Cardinal Newman's beatification.

Becoming a Saint

This section of the website provides information on the process of beatification, the cause for the beatification of Cardinal Newman, and Deacon Jack Sullivan's story.

Newman's Beatification

John Henry Cardinal Newman will be beatified by Pope Benedict XVI in the Archdiocese of Birmingham on 19 September 2010. This great Victorian Catholic theologian, much loved the world over, will be declared "Blessed". The miracle required for Cardinal Newman’s beatification was officially recognised by the Holy See on 3 July 2009.

Key Teachings

This section of the website provides extracts from Newman's work on a variety of topics, including: The Catholic Church, The Pope, Education, Christian Prayer, Sin and Evil, Reason and Faith and Conscience and Conversion.

Newman Videos

This section of the website provides Videos on Cardinal Newman: trailers from a Cardinal Newman TV program, The Oratory Church and Prayer, The Cardinal's personal Chapel and St Philip Shrine Chapel.

Newman Podcasts

A series of podcasts on Cardinal Newman produced by Clifton Diocese.

The Popes on Newman

This section provides extracts from speeches, letters and teachings made by former Popes on Cardinal Newman.

Quotes from Newman's contemporaries

A selction of quotes on John Henry Newman by his contemporaries.

Public Figures on Newman

Here we gather the thoughts of a number of people in public office on Cardinal John Henry Newman.