ANY CONSIDER Fr. Guy Nicholls, Cong Orat, to be the greatest living authority on Cardinal Newman. In these interviews, he speaks about a range of fascinating subjects. For example, in the first video, he mentions “secret” hymns by Newman 1 that can be found in the Birmingham Oratory as well as Cardinal Newman’s relationship with the music of Beethoven—who was still alive—and how Saint Newman adapted this for use in Church:
Fr. Guy Nicholls speaks about a great many things which will be of interest to our readers, such as the plight of Catholics in England at a time when the Anglicans did not allow Roman Catholics to attend college.
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1 For the record, the “famous” hymns by Newman—the hymns known by everyone—can all be found in the Brébeuf hymnal. In the interview, Fr. Nicholls makes reference to hymns intended to be used at Birmingham, for which Cardinal Newman wrote the text and chose the melody.