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September 20, 2010

From the Pope's Lips to My Ears

On the occasion of the beatification of John Henry Newman, the Pope reminded me, through Newman's own words, of why I teach theology:

And indeed, what better goal could teachers of religion set themselves than Blessed John Henry’s famous appeal for an intelligent, well-instructed laity: "I want a laity, not arrogant, not rash in speech, not disputatious, but men who know their religion, who enter into it, who know just where they stand, who know what they hold and what they do not, who know their creed so well that they can give an account of it, who know so much of history that they can defend it" (The Present Position of Catholics in England, ix, 390).

Thanks, Papa B.

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