Behind the Vatican Walls in a patrician villa that is home to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, a number of leading academics, senior clerics and experts on the life and teaching of John Henry Newman gathered to celebrate the English saint and his contribution to Christian life.
The day before John Henry Newman was declared a saint by Pope Francis in St Peter’s Square, an academic symposium took place hosted by Cardinal Vincent Nichols, President of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples and Mrs Sally Axworthy, British Ambassador to the Holy See.
Here you can look back on the contributions made at this Newman celebration.
|Time||Subject and Speaker|
Cardinal Filoni, Cardinal Nichols, Ambassador Axworthy
H.E. Pietro Cardinal Parolin, The Cardinal Secretary of State
|10:20||Cardinal Newman’s Significance for Catholic Theology|
H.E. Marc Cardinal Ouellet, Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops
|10:40||Cardinal Newman: A Bridge between Anglicanism and Catholicism?|
Revd Dr Benjamin King, Associate Professor of Church History, Sewanee University, USA
|11:15||Newman’s Impact on Education|
Lord Patten of Barnes, Chancellor of the University of Oxford
|11:50||Newman and the Call to Holiness|
Rev. Sister Kathleen Dietz FSO, Das Werk
Rev. Monsignor Roderick Strange, Professor of Theology, St Mary’s University Twickenham
Cardinal Nichols and Ambassador Axworthy
His Eminence Cardinal Pietro Parolin, The Cardinal Secretary of State, gave the opening address at the academic symposium 'Newman - A Celebration'. Held at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences on Saturday, 12 October 2019.
The first of the conference's three themes was 'Newman as Theologian'. His Eminence Cardinal Marc Ouellet, Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, presented a paper titled 'Cardinal Newman’s Significance for Catholic Theology'.
The second address looking at Newman's theology was delivered by Revd Dr Benjamin King, Associate Professor of Church History at Sewanee University, USA.
The second of the conference's three themes was 'Newman as Educator'. Lord Patten of Barnes, Chancellor of the University of Oxford, presented a paper titled 'Newman’s Impact on Education'.
The third and final theme of the conference 'Newman - A Celebration' was 'Newman as Priest'. Sister Kathleen Dietz FSO from Das Werk examined Newman and the Call to Holiness.
Monsignor Roderick Strange, Professor of Theology at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, focuses on Newman’s conversion as a response to Sr Kathleen Dietz's address on Newman and the Call to Holiness.