Notre Dame to steward Newman University Church in Dublin
The University of Notre Dame has agreed to steward Newman University Church in Dublin, and to found there the Notre Dame–Newman Center for Faith and Reason. Built by the then-rector of University College Dublin, Blessed John Henry Newman, the church opened in 1856 and has since been an iconic landmark in Dublin’s city center and a testament to the harmony of faith and reason…
“We are honored by Archbishop Martin’s invitation to expand the University’s presence in Dublin. Notre Dame stands in a proud legacy of uniting faith and reason, and Cardinal Newman is a giant in that pursuit. We are grateful for the opportunity to deepen appreciation for Cardinal Newman and his writings, and to bring the University’s mission to an iconic church on the Dublin cityscape.”University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.
Rev. William R. Dailey, C.S.C.
Steven C. Warner
The organizing vision for the Notre Dame-Newman Centre for Faith & Reason is to create a space, a community really, in which a lively and intellectually rigorous engagement of faith and culture will occur in a spirit of civil engagement with modernity inspired by the example of Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman, who built the Church that is our home. We hope through beautiful liturgy, inspiring preaching, and planned lectures and concerts to show that the faith in general and the Catholic faith in particular remain vital lenses for seeing all of human reality with clarity. We hope to build a community of informed and inquiring believers who are able to seek the truth with confidence and vigor, to speak the truth in love, and to integrate faith into their worldview, their work, and their engagement with culture.