Brother Reed Frey gives this reflection on John Henry Newman and the influence of truth. Brother Frey is a seminarian studying for the Oratory of St. Philip Neri in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the United States.
“The concern of Newman to ‘touch hearts’ runs throughout his life and work. We can think here of the motto he took upon his elevation to the rank of Cardinal: ‘Heart speaks unto heart’.
“He cared deeply about other people, and he related to them in the most intimate way. He knew this was the best approach to witness to the saving truth of the Gospel and the work of Jesus Christ.”