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Pope Francis will canonize Blessed John Newman on October 13, 2019

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John Henry Newman Resources


Blessed John Henry Newman has been called “arguably the most influential Catholic theologian in the history of the Catholic Church.”1 To celebrate his canonization in October 2019, ACCU has rounded up these links to useful resources for those who want to learn more about this key figure for Catholic higher education.


"Newman thought freely in a way that shaped the way we think today.  For those of us who love Catholic education, he’s a model of someone who gave every ounce of his being to it. " — ACCU President Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, CM


The Winter 2012 issue of ACCU's peer-reviewed Journal of Catholic Higher Education includes several articles devoted to Newman's influential work.

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Blessed John Henry Newman offers a brief bio of Newman, from Franciscan Media

The Idea of a University, the seminal work by John Henry Newman, can be read online

The National Institute for Newman Studies, conceived as a forum for exchanging ideas and discoveries about Newman’s thought and its continuing relevance

Newman Canonisation: The Journey to Sainthood offers information on Newman’s life and teachings, details about his becoming a saint, as well as an assortment of informative podcasts



Pope to Canonize Newman and Four Others on 13 October 2019 – This article announces the formal approval of Blessed John Henry Newman’s canonization by Pope Francis.

John Henry Newman: ‘A Mind Alive’ – This article from Vatican News features an interview with Newman scholar and author Monsignor Roderick Strange, who provides an overview of Newman’s life and influences