Infallibility—Miscellaneous

{139} "I have for these 25 years spoken in behalf of the Pope's infallibility. The other day a review (I forget what) observed with surprise that even in my article on la Mennais in 1838 I had tacitly accepted the Pope's infallibility. I think I have spoken for it in my Essay on Development of Doctrine in 1845. In 1850 I have introduced the Pope's Infallibility several times into my lectures at the Birmingham Corn Exchange. In 1852 I introduced it most emphatically and dogmatically into my lectures delivered at the Rotundo at Dublin. In 1856 I spoke of it in a new Preface I prefixed to the new Edition of my Church of the Fathers—and in 1868 I reprinted the passage from my Dublin Lectures in a collection of passages made by a Roman Jesuit Father on the dogma, in an Italian translation."

[From letter to Alfred Plummer, July 19, 1872. Letters and Diaries of John Henry Newman, C.S. Dessain and T. Gornall S.J. editors, Volume XXVI, p. 139 (1974).]

    Fall of de la Mennais (1838)

    Essay on Development of Doctrine, pp. 75-92 (1845)
    Present Position of Catholics in England, pp. 334-338 (1850)
    Cathedra Sempiterna (1852, 1868) See also: Letter to Mr. Arthur Arnold (1872) in Ward, Vol. 2.
    Church of the Fathers, p. xiii. (1856)

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