Henry Ignatius Dudley Ryder

[Henry Ignatius Dudley Ryder] English Oratorian priest and controversialist. Born in 1837; died in 1907 in Edgbaston, England. The son of an Anglican clergyman, he was received into the Catholic Church in 1846, and was a lifelong friend of Cardinal Newman, whom he succeeded as superior of the Birmingham Oratory. The three pamphlets which he wrote in protest against the extravagant views of Wilfrid Ward on papal infallibility are remarkable for their style and theological knowledge. His works include Catholic Controversy, A Review of Dr. Ward's Scheme of Dogmatic Authority, and Poems Original and Translated.

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