Cardinal Newman on the Road to Sainthood



An old story but it looks like the go-ahead has been given. How exciting! This would mean a Papal visit to the UK! Hopefully, the Blairs will not be invited to the...

Courtesy of The Times

Pope Benedict XVI today cleared the way for Cardinal John Henry Newman to become a saint. The Pope issued the decree that allows the beatification of England’s most significant convert to Roman Catholicism.

Cardinal Newman, who founded the high-church Oxford Movement in the Church of England before going over to Rome in 1845, is set to become the first non-martyr saint in England since the Reformation.

The Pope opened the way for the beatification in 2001 by officially recognising the healing of Jack Sullivan, a Catholic deacon in the US, as a miracle resulting from the intercession of Newman.

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Comments

Karinann said…
I was happy to hear this. I love reading his writings. Magnificat has one of his powerful reflections on faith for the feast of St. Thomas.
May God be praised in His saints!
I don't think it necessarily means a Papal visit!
paramedicgirl said…
Lawrence, you have an award over at my blog!

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