For the feast of Pentecost, Newman on the Holy Spirit.
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One of my favourite passages from Newman.
Here Newman considers why Jesus did not appear to everyone.
A well-educated laity and a well-educated priesthood were, Newman believed, the best guards against the dangers he foresaw.
In one of the most prophetic passages of this sermon from 1873, Newman warns of the dangers of a world grown irreligious.
Here, Newman foresees the rise of infidelity.
Foreseeing the growth of the Church, Newman warns of the the dangers that will follow from those in the world who fear it.
Although the schisms from the Church have caused harm. that, says Newman, is as nothing to what he sees coming.
This is the first of a series of extracts from a prophetic sermon delivered by Newman in 1873.
And, for Saturday, another meditation on Our Lady.
Repentance opens the road to redemption
Our actions have consequences, and we shall have to make account for them.
Sadly, the witness given by so many of us is not worthy of the Apostles.
The Christian virtues speak of God's love.
Virtue is the outward and visible sign of Grace.
What was not assumed could not have been redeemed; through his divine kenosis we are saved.
As the Mother of God, Our Lady is called blessed by all ages.
St Gregory of Nazianzus said that what had not been assumed could not have been healed - here are some thoughts from Newman in the same vein.
Repent and seek ye God whilst he is to be found.
Sin has inevitable consequences.