Passion for Truth: The Life of John Henry Newman
by Fr. Juan R. Vélez
TAN Books (St. Benedict Press), 2012
(618 pages, $24.95, paperback)
reviewed by Bryan BerryDrawing heavily from Newman's letters and other writings, Fr. Vélez shows us Newman's painful journey from -Canterbury to Rome—and the attacks he suffered once he became Catholic, not only from Protestants but also from Catholic bishops. "We suffer as much from the Church as for her," as Flannery O'Connor wrote.
This biography is particularly good in its description of Newman's efforts to purify and uphold the church . . .