The process for his beatification, the step before canonisation, will take a major step forward when an 18-month investigation in America into a "miracle" attributed to the Cardinal is forwarded to the Vatican.I know that Newman won't attract the same crowds the Padre Pio or Mother Theresa attracted, but all things considered, this is going to be big.
Pope Benedict XVI has been an admirer of Cardinal Newman since being introduced to his writing as a teenager, and insiders in Rome said that the case would be "moved to the top of the queue" by the Vatican's Congregation for the Causes of Sainthood.
The breakthrough in the Cardinal's cause came after officials in the Archdiocese of Boston concluded that a deacon from Plymouth, Massachusetts, had been cured of a crippling spinal condition after praying to the Cardinal.
Saturday, October 21, 2006
The Telegraph has an article outlining the recent development in the cause for the beatification of the Venerable John Henry Cardinal Newman.