September 15, 2010

Pope in the Shadows of Newman

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Britains Prime Minister Tony Blair says "Pope is in complete harmony with the spirit and ideas of Newman". He goes on quoting Newman to say "The man of conscience is he who never succumbs to indulgence, well-being, success, public prestige and the approval of public opinion at the expense of the truth," 
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The 'then' Cardinal Ratzinger himself said "It was from Newman that we learned to understand the primacy of the Pope."

'I want a laity, not arrogant, not rash in speech, not disputatious, but men [and women] who know their religion, who enter into it, who know just where they stand, who know what they hold and what they do not, who know their creed so well that they can give an account of it, who know so much of history that they can defend it. I want an intelligent, well-instructed laity - I enlarge [their] knowledge, to cultivate [their] reason, to get an insight into the relation of truth to truth, to learn to view things as they are, to understand how faith and reason stand to each other, what are the bases and principles of Catholicism...'
John Henry Newman

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