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Newman Symposium

Blessed John Henry Newman in the 21st Century
His Intellectual and Spiritual Legacy

Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010

The Seminary Vespers Schola sings Bl. John Henry Newman's "Lead Kindly Light" at the Newman Symposium

Audio: Background to the hymn. Download the hymn as an mp3.

Audio from the addresses of the Symposium are now available online.

Fr. Ian Ker's Homily from Mass. [Download mp4]

Keynote Addresses

The playlist below will stream audio from the keynote addresses:
Fr. Ian Ker: "Bl. John Henry Newman and Pope Benedict XVI's Hermeneutic of Continuity"
Fr. Charles Morerod OP: "Conscience as a path to God and the Church in the thought of Bl. John Henry Newman"

Download both talks as an mp3 instead.

Break-Out Sessions

Dr. Paige Hochschild: "Newman's Mariology and Anti-Modern Epistemology."  [Download mp4]

Dr. Christopher Anadale: "Acton and Newman: Uneasy Allies." [Download mp4]

Fr. Lee Gross: "Newman's Treatment of the Priestly Office of Christ and The Church in the Scriptures." [Download mp4]

Dr. John Love: "Personal Testimony as a Method of Evangelization and Apologetics in Newman's Apologia Pro Vita Sua."

Msgr Stuart Swetland: "The Idea of a Catholic University Today."

Fr. Lawrence Donohoo OP: "The Development of Blessed John Henry Newman's The Development of Christian Doctrine" [Download mp3.]

In celebration of the beatification of John Henry Cardinal Newman taking place in England on September 19, 2010, Mount St. Mary's Seminary will be hosting a symposium that will explore and deepen our appreciation of the intellectual and spiritual pilgrimage of the great English Cardinal who is hailed as the "Imperial Intellect" of the 19th century.

Keynote Speakers

The Very Reverend Charles Morerod, OP, a Swiss Dominican who is currently Rector of the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome and Chair of the Vatican's International Theological Commission. He has authored many books on Ecclesiology and Ecumenism. His most recent books are The Church and the Human Quest for Truth: Introductions to Catholic Doctrine (2008) and Ecumenism and Philosophy (2006).

Fr. Ian T. Ker is Senior Research Fellow in Theology at St. Benet's Hall, Oxford, and has taught both English literature and theology at universities in Britain and the United States. He is the author and editor of more than twenty books on Newman. His most recent book is entitled John Henry Newman (2009).

For further information, contact Paula Smaldone at or 301-447-5780.

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