Donald R. McClarey

The Assumption of Mary: A Clear Development of Doctrine Under Saint John Cardinal Newman’s Test

The Doctrine of the Assumption is a development of doctrine in light of Saint John Cardinal Newman’ s test to determine whether something is a development or a corruption in regard to the doctrine of the Church: 1. Preservation of

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint John Cardinal Newman-Development of Doctrine-Seventh Note-Chronic Vigor

Continuing on with my series on the seven notes, I would call them tests, which Saint John Cardinal Newman developed for determining whether some aspect of Church teaching is a development of doctrine or a corruption of doctrine.  We began

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint John Cardinal Newman Development of Doctrine-Fifth Note-Anticipation of Its Future

Continuing on with my series on the seven notes, I would call them tests, which Saint John Cardinal Newman developed for determining whether some aspect of Church teaching is a development of doctrine or a corruption of doctrine.  We began

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint John Cardinal Newman: Development of Doctrine-Fourth Note-Logical Sequence

Continuing on with my series on the seven notes, I would call them tests, which Saint John Cardinal Newman developed for determining whether some aspect of Church teaching is a development of doctrine or a corruption of doctrine.  We began

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint John Cardinal Newman: Development of Doctrine-Third Note-Power of Assimilation

Continuing on with my series on the seven notes, I would call them tests, which Saint John Cardinal Newman developed for determining whether some aspect of Church teaching is a development of doctrine or a corruption of doctrine.  We began

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint John Cardinal Newman: Development of Doctrine-Second Note-Continuity of Principles

Continuing on with my series on the seven notes, I would call them tests, which Saint John Cardinal Newman developed for determining whether some aspect of Church teaching is a development of doctrine or a corruption of doctrine.  We began

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint John Cardinal Newman: Development of Doctrine-First Note-Preservation of Type

Continuing on with my series on the seven notes, I would call them tests, which Saint John  Cardinal Newman developed for determining whether some aspect of Church teaching is a development of doctrine or a corruption of doctrine.  We began

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint John Cardinal Newman: Development of Doctrine-Sixth Note-Conservative Action Upon its Past

Saint John Cardinal Newman, among his many other services to the Church, clarified the concept of development of doctrine as opposed to corruptions of doctrine that occasionally fasten on the Church and are shed off by the Church over time.

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint John Cardinal Newman On Papal Infallibility

  “It in no way depends upon the caprice of the Pope, or upon his good pleasure, to make such and such a doctrine, the object of a dogmatic definition. He is tied up and limited to the divine revelation,

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint John Cardinal Newman on the Immaculate Conception

Memorandum On the Immaculate Conception I 1. IT is so difficult for me to enter into the feelings of a person who understands the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception, and yet objects to it, that I am diffident about attempting

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint John Cardinal Newman Contra Liberalism

It is a safe bet that almost all the individuals celebrating the canonization of Cardinal Newman today, including probably the Pope, will have no clue of how deeply opposed Newman was to liberalism.  By liberalism I do not mean the

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint John Cardinal Newman: Ripped From Today’s Headlines

THE episcopate, whose action was so prompt and concordant at Nicæa on the rise of Arianism, did not, as a class or order of men, play a good part in the troubles consequent upon the Council; and the laity did.

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint John Cardinal Newman on Lying and Equivocation

(I posted this in 2011 and this seems to be a good day to post it again.)   The Catholic blogosphere has been ablaze recently with discussions revolving around the actions of Lila Rose and Live Action and their sting

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint John Cardinal Newman’s Rules for Blogging

(I first published this on January 18, 2015.  Time to remind myself again as to how blogging should be conducted, and what better date to do it then on the date that Cardinal Newman is proclaimed a Saint.)   Blogging

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Donald R. McClarey

Quotes Suitable for Framing: Saint John Cardinal Newman

Surely, there is at this day a confederacy of evil, marshalling its hosts from all parts of the world, organizing itself, taking its measures, enclosing the Church of CHRIST as in a net, and preparing the way for a general

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Alexandrina Maria da Costa

Sinners, how much I want to tell you…Do not risk losing Jesus for all eternity, for he is so good. Enough with sin. Love Jesus, love him! The words that Blessed Alexandrina Maria da Costa requested be inscribed on her

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