Paul Vallely: Does Newman show the way?
Posted: 15 Sep 2010 @ 00:00
The debates about Newman exemplify the questions in front of the Pope, says Paul Vallely
THE high point of the visit of Benedict XVI to Britain, so far as the Pontiff himself is concerned, is the ceremony on Sunday to beatify John Henry Newman. This is so much so that he is breaking his own rules to do it.
To distance himself from the snowstorm of saint-making of John Paul II, his successor announced that henceforth he would not beatify, only canonise. That he is making an exception is a mark of his esteem for the man who is now on course to become ...
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