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I.  Announcements & Events

Current Events

Posted November 2, 2015

Movie Night at the National Institute for Newman Studies – “Newman-Inspired Night Series at NINS”

First movie of the quarterly series is on Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 6:30pm

LeadKindlyLightPic1_640_x_480-248x350Lead Kindly Light, is a documentary about the life and work of Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman, philosopher, theologian, and father of Vatican II.

An influential teacher, a distinguished theologian, a man who endured many trials, a father of souls – Blessed John Henry Newman (1801 – 1890) remains as fresh and relevant today as he was during his lifetime. In this engaging film, Fr Nicholas Schofield and Fr Marcus Holden present the story of Newman’s life and visit the places where he lived and worked. From London to Oxford, from Littlemore to Birmingham, each revealing an important stage of his life. Along the way they explore his writings and teachings, his pastoral zeal for his students and parishioners, his journey of conversion to the Roman Catholic faith, and his enduring message for Christians of today.  Q&A to follow.

211 N. Dithridge St. Pittsburgh, PA  15213

RSVP: or call 412-681-4375.

Come early to enjoy networking and a pre-movie discussion. Doors open at 6 pm; film begins at 6:30 with light snacks!

Past Events

Posted October 1, 2015

    pdf-iconView lecture:    NINS 4th Annual Newman Memorial Lecture: Professor Thomas Pfau of Duke University on Newman and Tradition.

Posted September 16, 2015

A Celebration of the Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman: a 3 day event at The National Institute for Newman Studies

Join us in Pittsburgh October 14 – 15 – 16 for three very special programs at NINS

Wednesday, October 14, 2015     |     5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Opening event.   An exhibition of the life and times of Cardinal Newman Walk through a chronological display of photos on loan to NINS from the Birmingham Oratory. Experience Victorian England as Newman saw it through a collection of personal artifacts, handwritten letters, and images from his archive. Exhibit will be on display at NINS through Thanksgiving, then it will be on display at Duquesne University’s Gumberg Library.  Opening remarks by Fr. Francis Gavin and Mr. Daniel Joyce, special visiting guests from the Oratory of St. Philip Neri, founded by Cardinal Newman in Birmingham, England.  

Thursday, October 15, 2015     |     5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

NINS 4th Annual Newman Memorial Lecture: Professor Thomas Pfau of Duke University on Newman and Tradition.   Join Dr. Thomas Pfau as he explores Newman’s understanding of “tradition” and its continuing relevance to humanistic and theological inquiry. Dr. Pfau examines Newman’s contention that the truth of an idea can be measured by its richness, complexity, and sheer endurance. Newman’s idea of tradition, Dr. Pfau will explain, is similar to accounts of tradition found in T.S. Eliot and Hans-Georg Gadamer. All share a view of tradition as both humble and ethical.

Friday, October 16, 2015     |     9:00 am – 11:00 am

Workshop with Dr. Thomas Pfau.  Dr. Pfau will lead a workshop for group discussion based upon the theme of his presentation. Everyone who is interested in the topic is welcome to join. *RSVP required for this event.

All events take place at:

The Gailliot Center for Newman Studies in Oakland

211 N. Dithridge St., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

*RSVP for each event at: or call (412) 681-4375

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II.  Recent Additions to the collection

Week of July 20, 2015

The Thoughtful Heart. The Metaphysics of John Henry Newman. With a fully annotated readers text of Newman’s Discursive Enquiries on Metaphysical Subjects (Marquette Studies in Philosophy), by William F. Myers.  – January 21, 2014  [Amazon]

Week of July 6, 2015

The Complete Works of Aristotle: The Revised Oxford Translation (Bollingen Series, No. 71) (2 Volume Set), by Aristotle (Author), Jonathan Barnes (Editor) – September 1, 1984    [Amazon]

An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (Hackett Classics)  Abridged, by John Locke (Author), Kenneth P. Winkler (Editor), – September 15, 1996   [Amazon]

John Henry Newman: Man of Letters (Marquette Studies in Philosophy), by Mary Katherine Tillman – May 22, 2015    [Amazon]


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