"The scholar and churchman was also a model of deep and enduring friendship," writes Father Juan R. Vélez — Heart speaks to heart. "Someday... he may well earn a new title, that of Doctor amicitiae: Doctor of the Church on Friendship."
"The key to Newman's life is his steadfast conviction that the first obligation of conscience is to seek out the truth, no matter what the cost," writes Father Daniel Seward — An unwavering beacon of truth. "Newman approached matters of truth, and questions of right and wrong with a sense of reverence, because he was convinced that a loving God has ordained something for certain in all these matters."
"As ever, the philosopher, theologian, poet, priest, and saint is a towering figure who is both loved and despised," writes Jack Valero — A man of endless controversy. "The man the Pope will declare 'blessed' is still able to cut across our society’s values – and to generate stories."
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