Fr Ian Ker

The impending canonisation of Blessed John Henry Newman opens the way to his recognition as one of the great theologians

As an Anglican he had carefully avoided Catholic churches. One unexpected feature of his new religious life struck him forcefully

The reservation of the Blessed Sacrament in Catholic churches impressed and moved Newman more than anything else

It cannot be long before Cardinal Newman is not only canonised but becomes a Doctor of the Church – so it’s important we understand his theology