The Life of John Henry, Cardinal Newman: Based on His Private Journals and Correspondence - Vol. 1

The Life of John Henry, Cardinal Newman: Based on His Private Journals and Correspondence - Vol. 1

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The Life of John Henry, Cardinal Newman: Based on His Private Journals and Correspondence - Vol. 1

The Life of John Henry, Cardinal Newman: Based on His Private Journals and Correspondence - Vol. 1

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My publisher informs me that the time has come for issuing the Life of Cardinal Newman at a cheaper price than that of the two English editions and the two American editions already printed. I have taken the opportunity of correcting several errors and inaccuracies that have crept into the earlier issues.

Just as this edition is going to press a letter from Cardinal Newman has been placed in my hands, which is so characteristic an illustration of one chapter in his life, that I here append it. It relates to my father's strong public opposition to Cardinal Newman's views on some questions of the day, an opposition which co-existed with deep personal affection. My father had, in January 1875, written with sadness to Dr. Ullathorne, Bishop of Birmingham, respecting the serious criticisms on his policy as editor of "The Dublin Review" passed by Newman in his then recently published Letter to the Duke of Norfolk. The Bishop forwarded my father's remarks to Dr. Newman and received in reply the following letter:--

The Oratory: Feb. 9th, 1875.
My DEAR LORD,-- Thank you for the sight of Mr. Ward's
letter. I wrote to him some weeks ago on the publication of
my pamphlet a letter, which I meant to be kind, by way of . . .

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