Newman’s ‘Campaign in Ireland’: Frustration and ‘Failure’


It is an honour to be asked to speak about St John Henry Newman in the Catholic University Church that he built and where he preached on eight occasions. I am grateful to the Newman Centres at UCD and Notre Dame for inviting me to speak. What I have to say draws largely on the two documents that make up My Campaign in Ireland, Part II: a long memorandum by Newman entitled ‘My Connection with the Catholic University’ (which I will refer to as the Memorandum) and a much longer, related item entitled ‘Extracts from Letters’ (or simply Extracts).

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Paul Shrimpton