John Henry Newman Resigns From Church of England, Converts to Roman Catholicism

John Henry Newman Resigns From Church of England, Converts to Roman Catholicism

John Henry Newman
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At the age of 44, John Henry Newman resigns from the Church of England and converts to Roman Catholicism. The theme of his final sermon, given today, is "The Parting of Friends."

Newman has until now been a leader of the Oxford Movement, a group seeking to bring Anglicanism closer to Catholicism.

Because he fails to move enough of his fellow Anglicans, he eventually leaves the Anglican Church on his own and becomes a Catholic priest, eventually being made cardinal by Pope Leo XIII and beatified by Pope Benedict XVI. From this year through 1862, another 250 members of the English clergy would follow.

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Cardinal Newman, part 1, Biography/ Conversion

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