John Henry Newman:

The Greatest Catholic Theologian Since Aquinas

The course has just started!


1. The Importance of Saint John Henry Newman
2. The Apologia Pro Vita Sua: Newman as an Anglican
3. The Apologia Pro Vita Sua: Newman as a Catholic
4. An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine
5. “The Play of Lively Minds”
6. Genuine Developments Contrasted with Corruptions: The Seven Notes

7. The Idea of a University
8. The Queen of the Sciences
9. The Philosophical Habit
10. The Grammar of Assent: Notional Assent and Real Assent
11. The Illative Sense
12. Reason and Authority

Watch Bishop Barron's Feature Length Film on St. John Henry Newman

(available free until October 31, 2019)

Also Join us for a

Tuesday, October 15 @ 4:00pm ET

Matt Nelson, Assistant Director of the Word on Fire Institute, will host a live Q&A from Oxford, England, with Bishop Barron about the John Henry Newman episode from CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players. Questions will come from members of the Word on Fire Institute. Tune in on Tuesday, October 15, at 4:00pm ET to watch the Q&A.

NOTE: If you hear no sound, hover over the video and click the UNMUTE button.

Watch Bishop Barron's Oxford Lecture on Newman​​

Wednesday, October 16 @ 12:00pm ET

Livestreamed on Bishop Barron's Facebook Page

Bishop Barron will be delivering a lecture titled "John Henry Newman and the New Evangelization” from the University Church of St Mary the Virgin, the same church where Newman served as vicar while still an Anglican, before his conversion to Catholicism. The lecture will be livestreamed through Bishop Barron's Facebook page on Wednesday, October 16 at 12:00pm ET.

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