Thursday, April 24, 2008

John Henry Newman to be Beatified

Venerable John Henry Newman is to be beatified. From CNA:

Vatican City, Apr 23, 2008 / 03:12 am (CNA).- The Vatican has approved the beatification of Cardinal John Henry Newman, the English convert and theologian who has had immense influence upon English-speaking Catholicism, the Birmingham Mail reports. [read full article at CNA...]

He was born on February 21st and first ordained an Anglican priest in 1825, was received into the Catholic Church in 1845. In 1879 Pope Leo XIII made him a Cardinal. His last Mass was said on Christmas Day in 1889 and he died on August 11th of 1890. He was declared venerable by Pope John Paul II on January 22, 1991.

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