(As a lead up to Cardinal Newman’s canonization this Sunday, we thought we would offer the homily preached by Pope Benedict when he beatified the Oratorian a novena of years ago now…)
MASS WITH THE BEATIFICATION
OF VENERABLE CARDINAL JOHN HENRY NEWMAN
HOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS BENEDICT XVI
Cofton Park of Rednal – Birmingham
Sunday, 19 September 2010
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
This day that has brought us together here in Birmingham is a most auspicious one. In the first place, it is the Lord’s day, Sunday, the day when our Lord Jesus Christ rose from the dead and changed the course of human history

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