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Prejudice

Getting it wrong

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Getting it wrong

It is a remarkable fact that the Gospels record so many examples of Christ's own Apostles not understanding him, and the light dawning but slowly - here Newman examines why.

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The unchanging Church

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The unchanging Church

In this final extract, Newman notes that whatever the world does, the Church will stand, as it always has, as Christ said it would. The blood of the martyrs will nurture it [the photograph is a relic of St Thomas Becket].

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Miracles

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Miracles

In this fourth extract, Newman deals with the Protestant objection to miracles, remarkable, he thinks, for those adhering to a faith based on the Incarnation and Resurrection.

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Tradition

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Tradition

In this second extract, Newman, in best satirical vein, points out the root of the anti-Catholic prejudice he has been describing; little changes in some circles.

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Prejudice and pride

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Prejudice and pride

The first extract from Lectures on the present position of Catholics in England, published in 1851, sets out the view commonly held then in the UK; we still, alas, find it in some Protestant circles, not least in parts of the USA

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