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John Henry Newman, Cardinal
J H Newman age 23 when he preached his first sermon. Newman's personal coat of arms upon his elevation to the cardinalate. The Latin motto, "COR AD COR LOQVITVR", translates "heart speaks to heart"."Cardinal Newman" redirects here. For other uses, see Cardinal Newman (disambiguation). The Venerable John Henry Cardinal Newman, C.O. (February 21, 1801 August 11, 1890) was an Anglican convert to Roman Catholicism, later made a cardinal, and in 1991 proclaimed 'Venerable'. In early life he was a major figure in the Oxford Movement to bring the Church of England back to its Catholic roots. Eventually his studies in history persuaded him to become a Roman Catholic. Both before and after his conversion he wrote a number of influential books, including Via Media, Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine, Apologia Pro Vita Sua, and the Grammar of Assent.

the pillar of the cloud
Lead, Kindly Light, amid the encircling gloom,
Lead Thou me on!
The night is dark,... [read poem]
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