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Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Beatification of Cardinal Newman and St. Therese's Parents Nears
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This is all very exciting news. Comments?

Cardinal Jose Saraiva Martins, Prefect of the Vatican's Congregation for the Cause of the Saints, has announced that the beatification of the great British convert and scholar, Cardinal John Henry Newman, is "imminent."

In an interview to be published on Wednesday in the daily Italian edition of L'Osservatore Romano, Cardinal Saraiva said that among the most important personalities to be beatified "soon" is "the case of Cardinal Newman, a relevant intellectual, and an emblematic figure of conversion from Anglicanism to Catholicism."

"Personally, I wish his beatification to happen very soon because it would be very important at this moment for the path of ecumenical dialogue,” Cardinal Martins said.

Cardinal Saraiva Martins also revealed the beatification, latter this year, of the parents of St, Therese of Lisieux, Louis Martin and Azelia Guérin. The heroic virtues of the parents of St. Therese, who is now one of the most popular saints in the Catholic Church and a Doctor of the Church, were proclaimed on March 26, 1944.

Source: Catholic News Agency

1 comments:

del_button January 13, 2008 at 3:53 PM
Hettie B. said...

I'm really excited! I love Cardinal Newman, and he is a wonderful example of a convert to our Church, as well as a brilliant thinker and priest and leader. The Martins are a wonderful example for married people and parents. So many people in our society refuse to commit themselves to either religious life or married life... we really need more examples like Cardinal Newman and M. and Mme. Martin! Their beatification can only be a good thing!

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