Fr Peter Cornwell was the vicar of St Mary’s–the University Church at Oxford during my time there. He resigned, like Newman before him, to become a Catholic, and was one of the first married former Anglican priests in England.
Cornwell writes here on the failures and disappointments that Newman experienced in the Catholic Church. If you are not at once thrilled with the Catholic Church and find it all heavy going and difficult. Take heart. The great Newman was misunderstood, blocked, ostracized and undermined whenever he tried to do anything in the Catholic Church.
So take heart. What did you expect–a bed of roses or a crown of thorns?