Monthly Archives: June 2020

25 06, 2020

Conservation of Cardinal Newman’s Library

2020-07-03T19:55:35+00:00June 25th, 2020|

Cardinal Newman’s personal library situated in the Oratory House in undergoing extensive refurbishment. The library roof has become extremely unsafe and has allowed rain to leak through, causing some of the books to become damp and mouldy. Now, extensive work has begun to save this most important collection, which represents Saint John Henry’s patrimony. At present, conservators are professionally [...]

14 06, 2020

Sermon on the Opening of Churches

2020-06-29T09:04:24+00:00June 14th, 2020|

In the Bible, there is no hard and fast distinction between public worship and private prayer. In the Gospels, Our Lord, quoting the Prophet Isaiah, condemns those who honour God with their lips, but whose hearts are far from Him. In other words, engagement in external ritual without an inward dedication of heart is of no use spiritually. Equally, the [...]