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Australian Marist takes over as Newman diaries editor

Australian Marist Br Francis McGrath has been appointed editor of the Letters and Diaries of John Henry Cardinal Newman project at the Birmingham Oratory in England.

The Catholic Weekly reports that his appointment follows the unexpected death of the previous editor Gerard Tracey.

Br Frank, a member of the Marist community at Ashgrove in Brisbane, has been associated with the Birmingham Oratory and Gerard Tracey for almost 25 years. He has a master's degree in education from Boston College, Massachusetts, and is the first Australian to gain his doctorate at Oxford University - Newman's own university - in Newman studies.

Br Frank is the author of John Henry Newman: Universal Revelation (Burns and Oates 1997) and has produced an annotated edition of Newman's Church of the Fathers for Gracewing publications 2002 (UK) and for Notre Dame University Press (US).

The letters and diaries project is regarded as one of the most important literary and theological enterprises of the past 150 years.

Catholic Weekly

The Letters and Diaries of John Henry Newman (Forthcoming)
John Henry Newman: Universal Revelation
John Henry Newman, Introduction by Francis McGrath (University of Notre Dame Press)
Birmingham Oratory | John Henry Cardinal Newman (Birmingham Oratory)
Newman House (Birmingham University)

27 Feb 2003