Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Pope Benedict XVI Approves Newman Miracle

Venerable John Henry Newman, CO (21 February 1801 – 11 August 1890)[1] was a Roman Catholic priest and cardinal who converted to Roman Catholicism from Anglicanism in October 1845. In 1991 Cardinal Newman was proclaimed "Venerable" by the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.

This post is a follow up of my June 18th post regarding the healing of Catholic Deacon Jack Sullivan of Marshfield, Massachusetts. Deacon Sullivan's healing is attributed to the intercession of Cardinal John Henry Newman. Pope Benedict XVI has now recognized the miracle, placing Cardinal Newman on a sure course to sainthood. Here is the latest video concerning the miracle.

* Above portrait of John Henry Newman by John Everett Millais, 1881

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