Posts Tagged ‘St John Henry Newman’

St John Henry Newman relic stolen

Monday, February 10th, 2020

A relic of bone thought to belong to St John Henry Newman has been stolen. The Birmingham Oratory publicised the theft on Sunday, saying the bone fragment had been taken from its casket in the Newman Shrine. The fragment, some brass coffin handles and an inscription plate were the only remains found in Newman’s grave Read more

Pope Francis, Newman and the canonisation of conscience

Thursday, October 24th, 2019

Saints don’t fit into the usual categories of right and left, conservative and liberal. This is certainly the case with Newman, a 19th-century English intellectual giant and Catholic priest who at the height of his very considerable public renown left a distinguished post at Oxford to start a school and work among the poor of Read more

John Henry Newman: The harmony of difference

Monday, October 14th, 2019
John Henry Newman

When Pope Francis canonises Cardinal John Henry Newman tomorrow, the first Briton to be declared a saint in over forty years, it will be a cause of celebration not merely in the United Kingdom, and not merely for Catholics, but for all who cherish the values by which he was inspired. In the age when Read more

John Newman should be a Doctor of the Church

Monday, October 14th, 2019

St John Henry Newman, who was canonised on Sunday along with four others, should be considered a Doctor of the Church. He should rank alongside early Christianity’s great thinkers, Cardinal Marc Ouellet says. Ouellet, who is the Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops and a respected theologian, told the 20,000-strong crowd at the canonistaion that Read more

Five reasons John Henry Newman is a saint for our times

Thursday, October 10th, 2019

When people today hear that John Henry Newman is being named a saint, the first question that likely comes to mind is: What can I take away from the example of a 19th-century priest and intellectual? Not only did he live in a very different time, but his day-to-day existence was quite different from what Read more

Woman’s healing is miracle in John Henry Newman’s sainthood cause

Thursday, July 4th, 2019

A few prayers to Blessed John Henry Newman became a “constant dialogue” and then a desperate response to an emergency for Melissa Villalobos of Chicago. Her healing, which saved her life and the life of her unborn child, was accepted as the miracle needed for the 19th-century British cardinal’s canonization. Pope Francis announced July 1 Read more