Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Splendid News from Rome
According to reports spreading across the blogosphere, the Beatification of the great convert, John Henry Cardinal Newman is "imminent." This is from the mouth of Cardinal Jose Saraiva Martins, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. This would be a tremendous boost for the weary and struggling Catholic Church in England and, as Pope Benedict has decreed that beatifications should take place in the native land of the Beatified, presumably the ceremony will take place in Birmingham (England, not Alabama!). The moment the location is confirmed, I will be booking my ticket. Venerable John Henry Newman, Pray for us!