Saturday, July 4, 2009
The Vatican opened the path to the beatification of the 19th-century English cardinal John Henry Newman and a Palesdtinian nun, Maria Ghattas, after Pope Benedict XVI signed a decree, recognizing miracles attributed to the pair. Cardinal Newman, who lived from 1801 to 1890, converted to Roman Catholicism in 1845 and was a major figure in the Oxford Movement, which sought to bring the Church of England closer to its Catholic roots. Mother Ghattas, who lived from 1843 to 1927, was a founder of a Dominican community dedicated to the Holy Rosary in Jerusalem.
Posted by Harry Liggett at 10:12 AM