Two Cardinals: Conflict and Controversy in the Victorian Catholic Church
Major figures in the late 19th-century Roman Catholic Church, John Henry Newman and Henry Edward Manning were contemporaries at Oxford and fellow converts to Catholicism who became cardinals of the Roman Church. Manning was Archbishop of Westminster and head of the English Catholic Church from 1865 to 1892. Newman, a poet, educator, and founder of the Oxford Movement, was considered perhaps the greatest theologian of his day. But the two disagreed vehemently on many issues, particularly the decrees of papal infallibility issued at the First Vatican Council. Their disagreements—and even their dislike of one another— illustrate important divisions over the future of the Catholic Church of their day and, indeed, of our own.
Wednesday, November 14 at 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Cadigan Alumni Center Atrium, Brighton Campus