Monday, September 13, 2010

Newman Beatification To Reveal Papal Visit's Full Meaning.


Newman is “a source of inspiration for the Church and society in so many parts of the world." - Fr. Lombardi
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I knew L'Osservatore Romano was really into pop culture lately, but I was more than a little surprised when I read this:
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Newman's beatification will convey the full meaning of Pope Benedict XVI's message for the papal visit to the UK, the Holy See's spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi has said. He added that Newman personified the "profound synthesis of the Christian faith and the British spirit."
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Fr. Lombardi dedicated his weekly "Octava Dies" editorial to the topic of Pope Benedict's imminent visit to the UK, examining the most important moments on the schedule. - CNA
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"But Father!  But Father!  Why wouldn't he beatify Newman in the U.S.?"
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"You'll find out at the beatification, son."
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I suppose Fr. Blake and Terry and Jackie Parkes and Shadow Lady and my other favorite British bloggers are fairly excited about this.

15 comments:

  1. LMAO @ Paul Newman :p

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  2. Well Paul "is" a secular saint, yeah?

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  3. Do hollywood idols = saints?

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  4. Jackie - no - but music stars come close... kidding.

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  5. Lol ! you're funny now I wonder if Abbey road has anything to do with it? Thomas Merton once said that monks don't go anywhere cause they have already arrived :)
    Abbey Road=monastery

    Maybe that is what the answer is ?

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  6. To be honest, I'm very surprised that Newman's getting beatified. He always struck me as rather....oh, I don't know, underhanded and dictatorial.

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  7. wtf I'm in lala land :p

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  8. Lol

    But are you and Jack Valero one and the same person ?

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/religion/the-pope/7994960/Pope-visit-Opus-Dei-spokesman-claims-Britons-ignorant-about-religion.html

    [You, Terry, are too young to remember Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid . What we all want to know is what happened to the two good criminals at the end. When they jumped over the cliff. Did they survive ? I don`t think that the Pope knows that one unfortunately.]

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  9. sad :( too spiritually stunted to avoid sadness at not being able to go boohoohoo :(

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  11. Just saw this... LMABO(larfing my alcoholic butt off)!

    My mother had a crush on Mr P. Newman. The only time I ever heard her swoon over a guy! It was his blue eyes apparently.

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  12. *ahem*
    "and my other favorite British bloggers..."

    Oh sod it.
    Always the bridesmaid and never the blushing bride...

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  13. Hey, P. Newman was a hunk, no doubt about it (I'm very secure in my sexuality here!!just for the record!)...
    but he and his wife were just absolute liberal jerkeys...to the boot!
    And she is still rooting for all kinds of craziness (J. Woodward...both great actors...questionable moral teachers).
    Anyhoo...
    Newman! (from Seinfeld) just about made me choke, here.
    What a moral jackass!
    Hardly beautification material...Jerry looks good compared to him (and Jerry is nothing to inspire imitation!!)

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