16 MARCH 2010, 12 noon
BEATIFICATION OF CARDINAL NEWMAN
BY POPE BENEDICT XVI CONFIRMED
The Fathers and many friends of the English Oratories are delighted by the official announcement that our Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI will beatify our founder, the Venerable John Henry Newman, in the Archdiocese of Birmingham during his visit to Britain in September. Newman made his home in the Archdiocese for all his adult life, first in Oxford, where he lived as an Anglican and was received into the Catholic Church, and later in Birmingham itself where he founded and worked in the Birmingham Oratory for over forty years...
Read the rest at Fr. Phillips' blog Atonement Online.
Whose hands? - Here's a Medieval oddity which I don't think anybody has noticed. In the Statuta Antiqua, when a bishop is consecrated, "two bishops place and hold a book ...
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