Hi all. It appears that it's my turn to choose a book, so, for November, I would like to invite you all to read Aplogia pro Vita Sua, by John Henry Cardinal Newman, with me (soon to be Blessed; he's to be beatified in 2010). As everyone here probably knows, Newman was an Anglican priest and a prominent English public intellectual who converted to Catholicism in the 1840s, and his Apologia is his spiritual autobiography, undertaken in response to public criticisms made of him by the Protestant minister, novelist, and promoter of the Victorian concept of "muscular Christianity," the Rev. Charles Kingsley.
Let me know if you're game.
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