Newman's own character is full of paradox. Here is a man who spent the first half of his life trying to persuade the Church of England to be more like the Church of Rome and the second wishing that Roman Catholics were more like Anglicans. Beyond other theologians, he exalted the episcopal office; yet he spent much of his life annoying bishops of both his Churches. A catholic of liberal bent, he repeatedly denounced Liberalism as one of the greatest evils. — Anthony Kenny, “Cardinal of Conscience,” Times Literary Supplement (30 July 1010): 3

Recollections of Newman

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