Monday, 1 February 2016

New miracle for Blessed Cardinal Newman

Newman in his room at the Birmingham Oratory.

I'm happy to be reading reports of another miracle being attributed to Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman. From Fr Dwight Longeneckert.

Apparently, after an extensive local investigation, the Archdiocese of Chicago has forwarded to the Vatican a possible miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman. If it is sustained by the Congregation for Causes of Saints, it would be the second miracle necessary for his canonisation. The case involves a Catholic mother who survived a life-threatening pregnancy after praying to Newman. Her physicians have testified that they cannot explain her sudden and explicable cure.

The Roman postulator for Newman’s cause, Dr. Andrea Ambrosi, declined to comment on the miracle unless and until it is approved by the Congregation’s medical board and panel of theologians and officially promulgated by Pope Francis. This is not surprising: a previous miracle cause from Mexico, involving a baby who was born perfectly healthy after prenatal scans showed it was deformed, was discussed publicly in 2010 but never approved by the Congregation.

His Shrine at Birmingham.

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