Almost-Saint Cardinal Newman has an app!

We will soon have a new saint who already has an app devoted to his sermons! Pope Francis announced that on October 13, 2019 Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman will be canonized. A Roman Catholic cardinal, scholar, and founder of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri in England, Cardinal Newman is best known as one of the most prominent converts to Catholicism from Anglicanism of the 19th century. Get to know this future saint by spending time listening to many hours of his talks on MP3 Cardinal Newman (Free) Android | Apple  

Enjoy audio recordings of almost 200 sermons from this prodigious Catholic preacher and writer who speaks to you on themes surrounding Scripture, feast days and many subjects dealing with the human experience, Church teaching and spiritual growth. You’ll enjoy the pleasant English accent of many of the readers as you listen to inspiring, clear and beautifully-written sermons. Indeed, he is known as one of the 19th century’s greatest English prose writers. These sermons are among his greatest “plain” sermons. The first recording blessedly offers an introduction to this great saint’s life and works and the source of the text of these recordings. Keep in mind that his high Victorian prose can be a bit weighty and his explanation of certain tenants of our faith may not be exactly how we would express them today. But as you listen, you will encounter fruitful gems like this one from a sermon titled, Sacred Privileges: “This is the use too of the observance of sacred seasons [when we offer sacrifices or engage in self-denials or increase our prayer]. They ween us from this world. They impress upon us the reality of the world which we see not.”

Download the app for free to enjoy a couple sample talks in each category listing. Upgrade to the full version ($8.99) to have unlimited access to the complete library of talks. Internet connection required to access audio files. Because they’re not downloaded, your hard drive space is saved.

A red ribbon marks the last sermon you heard so you can easily find your place. The screenshot above displays the talks for Lent/Easter/Pentecost.

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Author:Jennifer Kane

Content Evangelist, Jennifer Kane, is a secular Carmelite (OCDS), wife, mother, grandmother who worked for more than 30 years in marketing/communications which included 20 years in radio broadcasting including news director. She holds degrees in Journalism/Communication (BA) and English (MA) from St. Bonaventure University. In 2016 she authored the Vatican application for minor basilica status for The Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels in Olean, New York. Pope Francis granted that title in 2017. Research on the basilica formed the basis of her history book, A Place Set Apart. She previously authored the book, A Worthy and Capable Clergyman, the second part of the history book in a slightly different format. She is founder and editor of the website,, the #1 English language website cataloging/reviewing Catholic apps for mobile devices.

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One Comment on “Almost-Saint Cardinal Newman has an app!”

  1. June 23, 2023 at 1:25 pm #

    This is a great posst

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