Symposium on the Feast of Blessed John Henry Newman

On Sunday, October 9, 2011 at 3 p.m. the Anglican Use Congregation of St. Athanasius and the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston will be sponsoring a symposium on the feast of Blessed John Henry Newman at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross.

The speakers for the symposium are:

Dr. Peter Kreeft on Newman as poet
Dr. Philip Crotty on Newman as educator
Dr. William Fahey on Newman as preacher
Fr. Peter M. J. Stravinskas on Newman as convert.

Both Dr. Kreeft and Fr. Stravinskas are well known authors and editors. Fr. Stravinskas' publishing house, Newman Press, is the publisher of the Book of Divine Worship. Dr. Fahey is president of Thomas More College in Merrimack, New Hampshire, and formerly a professor at Christendom College in Fort Royal, Virginia. Dr. Crotty is on the Board of Directors of Christendom College, and an adjunct faculty member of St. John Seminary in Boston. Both Drs. Kreeft and Crotty are regular communicants of St. Athanasius.

Following the symposium there will be a reception, to be followed by Evensong in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel of the Cathedral at 5:00 pm.

The Cathedral of the Holy Cross is located on Washington St. in Boston's South End. Parking is located behind the Cathedral in a lot off of Harrison Avenue, as well as on street parking. For access via public transportation, take the T to the Tufts Medical Center Orange Line stop, then take the Silver Line toward Roxbury and get off in front of the Cathedral.

Author: Christian Clay Columba Campbell

Christian Clay Columba Campbell is a Roman Catholic of the Anglican Use. As Senior Warden of the Cathedral of the Incarnation (Orlando, FL), he organized the process by which the parish accepted the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum Coetibus, petitioning to join the Catholic Church. The Anglican Cathedral is now the Church of the Incarnation in the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter. He is also the CEO of Three Fish Consulting, LLC, an Information Technology consultancy based in Orlando, FL. He can be reached via email at ccampbell at threefish dot co.

3 thoughts on “Symposium on the Feast of Blessed John Henry Newman”

  1. I had the honor of meeting Peter Kreeft when he came to our seminary in Denver. He is one of the funniest, most engaging speakers I have ever heard. I urge any and all who can make the trip to this symposium to go. It'll be worth it just to hear him speak.

  2. It just SO happens that I'll be up in Boston for my newest grandbaby's baptismal Mass at the Paulist Center that weekend – awesome timing, thank you Lord!

    I, too, have only the highest respect for Peter Kreeft, can't wait to hear him, and the others.

    One quick question – is prior notification indicated, or is there a symposium fee? Glad to pay it if there is, just don't want to show up cold without proper intro.

    Thanks to whoever can provide info on that one.

    1. Nicholas, and everyone else,

      There is no fee (although there will be an alms basin for voluntary contributions), nor is registration required. For those interested, I'll be scouting out nearby restaurants in case people want to discuss the talks over dinner after the services.


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