Take Five: Meditations with John Henry Newman
"Newman provides a model for so many different kinds of Catholics. He did what love required." – Scott Hahn
John Henry Newman's journey to Catholicism is one of the greatest stories of the nineteenth-century Church. He relied on divine revelation, together with logical reasoning and historical facts, to reach religious truths and vigorously defend religious doctrines.
Each topical entry begins with an excerpt from this saintly man s writings, followed by these helpful prompts:
—THINK ABOUT IT Points that serve as a springboard for prayerful consideration of each meditation topic.
—JUST IMAGINE A Scripture scene that brings the issue at hand to life.
—REMEMBER A simple memorization passage to help you work through the meditation topic.
Learn how to apply John Henry Newman's inspiring teachings to all of the situations in your life!
John Henry Newman will be beatified by Pope Benedict XVI on September 19, 2010.
Mike Aquilina is a noted Catholic Scripture scholar, apologist and author or editor of more than a dozen books on Catholic history, doctrine, and devotion. He is vice president of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology based in Steubenville, Ohio. Mike is co-host, with Scott Hahn, of “The Lamb’s Supper” (2001), “Hail, Holy Queen” (2002), “First Comes Love” (2003), “Lord, Have Mercy” (2004), and “Swear to God” (2005) — all airing on EWTN. He also appears regularly as a panelist on "The Weekly Roman Observer," broadcast by Catholic Family Network.
Mike's career in publishing spans two decades, and hundreds of his articles have appeared in many periodicals and journals in the United States and abroad. He also runs the popular website Fathers of the Church dot com.
Fr. Juan R. Vélez G. is a priest of the Prelature of Opus Dei who resides in Los Angeles. He holds a doctorate in dogmatic theology from the University of Navarre. His doctoral thesis was on John Henry Newman's Eschatology and his interest in the life and works of Cardinal Newman began with his doctoral studies under Prof. José Morales, author of John Henry Newman (1801-1890).
Fr. Vélez has a medical degree, also from the University of Navarre, and was previously board certified in internal medicine.