Sir,-The attention of the writer has been called to an Article on Newman in "The Catholic Young Man"
the Magazine of the Catholic Young Men's Society of Great Britain. The article contains the following statement: "Here is an outstandine man ie English fife. intellectually prominent in Europe; a man who picks upon an Italian priest. of no great intellectual calibre, with an atrociously had command of the English laneuare. goes to confession to him and asks him to receive him into the Catholic Church" An original letter of Vert, Father Dominic Barberi C.P.. lies beside me as I write. The hand-writine is indeed atrocious hut the style is not. As regards the statement that Ven. Dominic was a Priest of "no ereat intellectual calibre" it should be stated that amidst the busy aminelion of a Missioner's life. Father Dominic wrote nn less than 2R hooks and he died before he was co years of age! Newman never felt inclined to disparage Dominic's intellectual capacity. On October. '7th. 1841 he wrote to Henry Wither force and to Hone Scott on 25th December of the same year descrihine Dominic as "a shrewd and a good and a deers divine. and a very sham, clever man."
Newman was Heist Dominic was a "deco divine" and a areal thenlneian. destined to have not merely a European renutation. hut to acquire a world-wide renutesion after the events of October istste
I Trims Young, C.P., Vice-Postulator, Fr. Domintc's Cause.
St. Ma's Retreat.
Harborne. Birmingham 17.