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Faith Today Supplement, The Message, Catholic Diocese of Evansville, October 2, 1987 li  /, '%.. , ';,.,.: = albums of someone else's tional in the family. grandparent? oThat this has been a family of Children feel "at home" w.it the land; its members share a love old photographs of family ,7, :'. for open space and a desire to see members and ancestors. But'tliS. things growing. more than a study of history. Tiae"' oThat the family's members albums are like mirrors from the past in which children catch a glimpse of themselves. ,i :i.'... ; ii have a long tradition of political involvement and public service. oOr, that a great tragedy or suc- to be that way. Thus: Christians are followers of Jesus. For them it is a priority that he be heard, as he is during the Liturgy of the Word in every Mass. oA life-giving bond exists bet- ween Christians and Jesus. This bond can be reflected by them in tians see reflections of themselves as hearers of God's word; as peo- ple called into a community that celebrates the death and resurrec- tion of Jesus forever; and as peo- ple whose life-giving bond with Jesus means that all the activi- ties of their lives can be Christlike. ..o.,.o.o.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.o.,.,.,.,.o.,.,.,.,.o.o. CHILDREN'S PLACE.,.,.,.,.,.o.o.o.-.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.o.,.,.o-- A man shaped During his slow recovery he visi- ted many Roman Catholic churches and shrines in Europe. The experience touched him deeply. When he returned to England, he carefully studied Roman Catholic teachings. His sermons and articles became more and more favorable toward the Roman Catholic Church. For a while he was made to stop preaching, by tradition teachings of Jesus down through the centuries. He believed that the pope, the bishops and lay people as well helped to pass on the church's tradition. Father Nwman also wrote on the meaning of belief, as well as on many current issues of his day. In 1879, at the age of 78, Father Newman was named a cardinal by Pope Leo XIII. The pope wanted to honor him for his great contribu- tions to the church and for his per- sonal honesty and courage. Cardinal Newman's example and writings still influence people to- day. The Newman Clubs for students at U.S. colleges are named for him. (Ms. Manternach is the author of catechettcal works, scripture stories and original stories for children.) By Janaan Manternach t NC News Service :i: J ohn Henry Newman began life in 1801 with many advantages. His parents ,loved their six children Very much. His father, a respected banker in Lon- don, provided well for his family. Life in the Newman home was warm, happy and :omfortable. But everything changed when John was a teen-ager. In 1816 his father's bank failed. The family was suddenly poor. That same year John became very sick for six months. During his long recovery he read books about church history given to him by a friend. The early teachers and teachings of Christianity fascinated him. John decided to learn more about the church and its tradition. He also decided to live a more Christian life. As soon as he was well again, he entered Trinity Col- lege at Oxford; 11 years later he was ordained an Anglican priest. In 1832 serious sickness chang- ed his life for a secondtime. He fell sick during a vacation in Italy. teaching and writing. So John moved to a small coun- try parish to pray and Finally he and some friends decided to become Catholics. Two ,--' years later in 1847 John / also became a Roman Catholic priest. He returned to Birmingham, England, where he lived with several priest friends. They called their community the Oratory. By now Father John Henry Newman was one of the most famous religious leaders in England. People flocked to hear him preach. Thousands of people read his books and articles. Father Newman wrote much about the importance of tradition. He taught that the Holy Spirit helped the church preserve the ' What do you think? ,.. [] John Henry Newman grew up in a home with warm, loving parents and with five brothers and sisters. Imagine what it was like when he was sick for six months as a teen-ager. What do I II" =WdtOT.. I[ [ Ju" ....., amusedYU think his family might have done to keep him happy andthen? Your Fomily,00 Tree Fill in the boxes with the names t of your parents and grand- parents. Then try to find out a story about each one'- what they liked to do when they were, _Z ii," From the booksheff (_ '* 2 Speclal actlvltles observed In a family year after year become tradl- tlons and are consldered very Important by fatally members. In" the story, Jam Day, by Barbara Joosse, Ben and his morn live alone. But Ben longs to be part of a big family with jokes and secrets to share. Things change when he and his morn arrive at his grandparents' place. ch Idren, I-i'ow the- came to ( There is a welcome banner, balloons, lots of relatives to meet them. Y " I you Best of all Is the celebration of Jam Day, a yearly time for picking live where mey do Im,-ortont  strawberries together and making jam and biscuits. Through this t , v, IB wonderful family tradition, Ben learns that he and his morn are part events In their lives etc "  of a big and joyous family. (Harper and Row Junior Books, 10 E. 53rd St., New York, N.Y. 10022. 1987. Hardback, $11.g5.)