Blessed John Henry Newman was a 19th Century Academic, Priest, Cardinal and Convert to Roman Catholicism. In the United States, Catholic student groups were named after Cardinal Newman. His work revolved around faith and reason and he contributed much in the dialogue around faith and reason in the university setting.
The Cathechism of the Catholic Church tells us that the process of conversion, that is the turning of one’s mind and heart to God, is a lifelong process. Often when we think of faith and religion, we focus on the heart and the affective aspects of spirituality. This is indeed important, however, on its own it is incomplete. We must seek to grow in our intellectual understanding of God and faith, applying our use of critical reason.
To assist college students in this endeavor, we have created Newman U. This program will offer students the opportunity to participate in non-credit courses to nurture the intellectual side of their faith growth. Offerings are for those who are just curious about Catholicism, seeking to become Catholic or who want to deepen their understanding of the Catholic faith.
- The Journey to Truth and Life (Available now)
- Why is there suffering?
- Catholic Approach to Scripture