The Impact of John Henry Newman

Celebrating the Canonization of an Anglican and Catholic Saint

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February 25, 2020
9:15 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. EST
Location: Healy Hall Riggs Library Map

John Henry Newman (1801-1890) inspired many while living and has continued to inspire long after his death. An Anglican churchman, known for his sermons and provocative writing, he became a Catholic half-way through his life, and nine years later, in 1854, became rector of the Catholic University of Ireland. Pope Leo XIII elevated him to cardinal in 1879. Pope Paul VI identified Newman as a major spirit of Vatican II, 75 years after his death. While Anglicans continue to revere him, Pope Francis added him to the list of saints of the Catholic Church on October 13, 2019. Speaking to the Roman Curia at the close of 2019, Pope Francis observed that “for Newman change was conversion, in other words, interior transformation.”

Georgetown University sought to honor the legacy of Cardinal Newman through a conference focused on three areas where his influence was significant: university education, ecumenical relations, and literature.

This event was co-sponsored by the Georgetown University Office of the President and the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs.

SCHEDULE

9:15 a.m. | Welcome
John J. DeGioia, Georgetown University

9:30 a.m. | The Idea of a University: John Henry Newman’s Legacy for Us Today, Part One
Mark D. Chapman, University of Oxford; Ripon College, Cuddesdon; Ecclesiological Investigations International Research Network

10:30 a.m. | Break

10:45 a.m. | The Idea of a University: John Henry Newman’s Legacy for Us Today, Part Two
John W. O’Malley, S.J., Georgetown University

12:00 p.m. | Discussion
Mark D. Chapman, University of Oxford
John W. O’Malley, S.J., Georgetown University
Frederick Aquino, Abilene Christian University (moderator)

12:30 p.m. | Lunch

1:30 p.m. | John Henry Newman’s Legacy for Ecumenical Relations: Contributions to Contemporary Theology and Future Prospects
Frederick Aquino, Abilene Christian University
Archbishop Donald Bolen, Archdiocese of Regina 
Catherine Clifford, St. Paul University, Ottawa
Hannah Matis, Virginia Theological Seminary
John Borelli, Georgetown University (moderator)

3:15 p.m. | Break

3:45 p.m. | Newman the Writer: New Perspectives on His Role in Literature and Culture
Anthony Andreassi, C.O., Brooklyn Oratory; Regis High School
Rev. Mark Bosco, S.J., Georgetown University
Mark Gallagher, University of California, Los Angeles
Patrick O’Malley, Georgetown University
Paul Elie, Georgetown University (moderator)

5:15 p.m. | Reception

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