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.
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.
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.
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.