‘Cardinal Newman finally and fittingly crowned prince of Catholic Church’

Posted in Research on October 13th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“John Henry Newman, the founder and first rector of the Catholic University of Ireland, the precursor of University College Dublin, will be canonized by Pope Francis in Rome today. It will be a major milestone in the academic history of University College Dublin …” (more)

[John Kelly, Independent, 13 October]

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Minister McHugh to attend canonisation of Cardinal John Henry Newman in Rome

Posted in Governance and administration on October 12th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD will attend the canonisation ceremony of Cardinal John Henry Newman, founder of University College Dublin, in Rome on Sunday October 13th. Minister McHugh will represent An Taoiseach and the Government at the canonisation of Cardinal Newman who was UCD’s first rector and president when it was founded as the Catholic University of Ireland …” (more)

[Department of Education and Skills, 12 October]

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Irish universities ‘lost Newman’s dream’, Archbishop of Dublin says

Posted in Governance and administration on October 12th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Irish universities have ‘lost the dream’ which Cardinal John Henry Newman had of ‘liberal education and of a liberal education for Catholics’, the Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, has said. Speaking in Rome as preparations were under way for the canonisation of the founder of the Catholic University, the precursor of University College Dublin (UCD), the archbishop said …” (more)

[Patsy McGarry, Irish Times, 11 October]

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UCD and John Henry Newman

Posted in Governance and administration on October 12th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Sir, – The Government is to be commended for its last-minute decision to send Minister for Education Joe McHugh to represent Ireland at the canonisation of John Henry Newman (News, October 9th). Cardinal Newman will be only the third person with a direct connection to Ireland to have been canonised since the State was founded, after St Oliver Plunkett in 1975 and St Charles of Mount Argus in 2007 …” (more)

[Letters, Irish Times, 12 October]

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UCD to turn on canonisation of John Henry Newman

Posted in Governance and administration on October 12th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The canonisation of John Henry Newman this weekend will attract thousands of pilgrims to Rome and, belatedly, an official representative from UCD and the Irish Government. Originally, a UCD spokesperson said that there would be no official representation. The reason given was that UCD has been a secular university since 1908 because the Catholic university Newman was invited to found never came to fruition …” (more)

[Breda O’Brien, Irish Times, 12 October]

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UCD fails founder and itself in handling of Newman canonisation

Posted in Governance and administration on October 11th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“After a week of pressure from students, alumni, the public, its former registrar and a former taoiseach, UCD has flip-flopped on its decision to not send a representative to the canonisation of its founder Blessed Cardinal John Henry Newman in Rome this weekend. Earlier in the week the college cited its ‘secular’ nature as the reason for why it was not going to send a representative …” (more)

[Katie Ascough, Irish Times, 11 October]

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UCD says it will be represented at Cardinal Newman canonisation

Posted in Governance and administration on October 10th, 2019 by steve

“UCD has announced it will send a representative to Rome next Sunday for the canonisation of its first rector Cardinal John Henry Newman. In a statement, UCD said: ‘In light of the Government decision to send Minister for Education, Joe McHugh, to represent the Government at the canonisation of John Henry Newman, UCD will be represented by Vice-President, Professor Orla Feely’ …” (more)

[Patsy McGarry, Irish Times, 9 October]

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UCD and Newman’s canonisation ceremony

Posted in Governance and administration on October 10th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Sir, – In explaining UCD’s non-representation at the canonisation of Blessed John Henry Newman, an unnamed spokeswoman for the institution has stated that it has been a secular foundation since 1908 (News, October 7th) …” (more)

[Letters, Irish Times, 10 October]

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Former registrar appeals for UCD to attend canonisation of Cardinal Newman

Posted in Governance and administration on October 8th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“A former UCD registrar has described as ‘extraordinarily narrowminded’ a decision by the university that it will not be officially represented at the canonisation of its first rector Cardinal John Henry Newman in Rome next Sunday. A Government spokesman said the Irish Ambassador to the Holy See Derek Hannon would represent the State and Minister for Education Joe McHugh would represent the Government …” (more)

[Patsy McGarry, Irish Times, 8 October]

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Newman’s canonisation ceremony

Posted in Governance and administration on October 8th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Sir, – Patsy McGarry reports that there would be no official Irish (Government) presence at the canonisation of Cardinal John Henry Newman (‘No official Irish presence at Cardinal Newman canonisation’, News, October 7th). It is unfathomable. John Henry Newman, an important figure in the history of education in this country, was the first rector and president of the Catholic University, forerunner of UCD …” (more)

[Letters, Irish Times, 8 October]

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No official Irish presence at Cardinal Newman canonisation

Posted in Governance and administration on October 7th, 2019 by steve

“Neither the Government nor University College Dublin are expected to be officially represented at the canonisation of Cardinal John Henry Newman in Rome next Sunday, according to indications last night. Cardinal Newman was UCD’s first rector and president when it was founded as the Catholic University of Ireland …” (more)

[Patsy McGarry, Irish Times, 7 October]

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John Henry Newman to be canonised in October

Posted in Governance and administration on July 2nd, 2019 by steve

Ireland“John Henry Newman, the theologian, educational reformer and founder of University College Dublin (UCD), is to be canonised on Sunday, October 13th, the Vatican has announced. Pope Francis formally approved Newman’s elevation to sainthood at a consistory of cardinals on Monday …” (more)

[Emer Moreau, Irish Times, 1 July]

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UCD founder Cardinal John Henry Newman to be made a saint in October

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on July 1st, 2019 by steve

Ireland“UCD founder Cardinal John Henry Newman will be made a saint later this year. The Vatican has announced that Cardinal Newman will be canonised on October 13. The move was formally approved by Pope Francis at a Consistory of cardinals on Monday, the Catholic Herald reports …” (more)

[Aakanksha Surve, Dublin Live, 1 July]

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Intercession: UCD founder Newman to be made saint after ‘second miracle’

Posted in Governance and administration on February 14th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Pope Francis will make Cardinal John Henry Newman, who was instrumental in founding the university that became UCD, a saint. The Pope has decided that Newman has committed two miracles. Newman was one of the highest-profile Anglicans to convert to Catholicism during the Victorian era …” (more)

[Dean Gray, Independent, 14 February]

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UCD founder Newman to be made a saint

Posted in Governance and administration on February 13th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Cardinal John Henry Newman, the founder of what later became known as University College Dublin, is to be made a saint. The Vatican announced the decision after finding that a second miracle was due to the intercession of the Englishman who converted from Anglicanism to the Catholic faith …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 13 February]

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Founder of UCD could be canonised next year

Posted in Governance and administration on November 29th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The founder of University College Dublin looks set to become a saint. Cardinal John Henry Newman was the rector of the Catholic University of Ireland which later became UCD. According to the Catholic News Agency, a second miracle attributed to him has been approved by the Vatican …” (more)

[Irish Examiner, 29 November]

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UCD and Newman House

Posted in Governance and administration on July 31st, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Sir, – I write in response to the letter of July 29th from Dr Joseph J O’Leary. Please be assured that UCD has no intention of renaming Newman House. We are extremely proud of our connection with Dr John Henry Newman …” (more)

[Ruth Ferguson, Irish Times, 31 July]

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The future of Newman House

Posted in Governance and administration on July 29th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Sir, – Doireann Ní Bhriain reports that ‘Newman House is now to be transformed into the Ulysses Centre, a venue for the celebration of Ireland’s literary tradition’ (Weekend Review, July 25th). UCD and the people of Dublin should reject this name change, which does violence to history …” (more)

[Joseph S O’Leary, Irish Times, 29 July]

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Unthinkable: Has Cardinal John Henry Newman’s vision for universities died?

Posted in Teaching on December 2nd, 2014 by steve

Ireland“In 1854, Cardinal John Henry Newman began writing what remains the world’s most famous essay on higher education, The Idea of a University. The same year, he opened the Catholic University in Dublin as the template for this new kind of institution where students didn’t just learn but ‘flourished’ …” (more)

[Joe Humphreys, Irish Times, 2 December]

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University of life or career – or both

Posted in Governance and administration on August 21st, 2014 by steve

“We have moved very far from Newman’s idea of a university – the purpose of which was to present a cultural inheritance of the Western World and to provide the tools whereby graduates could continue their journeys of education …” (more)

[Galway Advertiser, 21 August]

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