Monday, May 24, 2010

Was John Henry Cardinal Newman a Liberal or a Conservative?

"Burke was liberal because he was conservative," said Russell Kirk of Edmund Burke, words that come to mind reading this article about another silly debate — Liberals and conservatives war over Cardinal Newman’s legacy. Begins Juan R. Vélez, "Newman did not think in the terms 'liberal and conservative.'" Neither should we, especially in religion.

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Blogger Robert Badger said...

It is nice to see the writings of a close, personal friend championed. Father Velez is an old friend of mine. I knew him when he was a relatively newly ordained priest. He has just finished transferring his doctoral dissertation into a book. He is looking for a publisher. This is perhaps something to commend to your prayers.

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