Fr Hunwicke’s advice on reading Newman in this time of “hyper. . . ” papalism

From the inimitable Fr. H, a bit of reading advice with dig at popes with enlarged notions of themselves and clear enough reference to him whom he refers to (respectfully enough) as “PF”:

It appears that Blessed John Henry Newman will be canonised this year. It would hardly be elegant for anybody to be leaned on for subscribing to his views, or, indeed, to the example he set by how he referred to Pio Nono and Cardinal Manning and the other ultrasuperhyperueberpapalist extremists of his own time. I have found the 1870 volume of his letters to be endless fun!

Pregnant to bursting, that small item.

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