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Newman and Friendship

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Newman and Friendship

Fr. Juan R, Velez Holiness In a Secular Age   Friendship Is a beautiful thing, which many hearts long for. Christ called us friends, and he considered his apostles, and indeed all his saints, friends. It is a sad thing when people have few or no friends, for those who have friendship find life a little bit sweeter, burdens a little lighter. The saints all show us what friendship looks like. Their natural virtues shine out for all the world to see. Blessed John Henry Newman is one such person, whose human friendships stand as examples for all to learn...

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See I Will Save My People

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See I Will Save My People

From The Divine Office of Readings From a treatise on John By Saint Augustine, bishop (Tract. 26, 4-6: CCL 36, 261-263) No one comes to me unless the Father draws him. Do not think that you are drawn against you will; the will is drawn also by love. We must not be afraid of men who weigh words but are far from understanding what belongs above all to divine truth. They may find fault with this passage of Scripture and say to us: “How can I believe of my own free will if I am drawn to believe?” I answer:...

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