Cure could speed Newman's path to sainthood
A 'miracle cure' in Boston may help clear the way for the canonisation of John Henry Cardinal Newman, whose cause was promoted in a book launched in Rome on this week.
Independent Catholic News reports that the announcement was made by Fr Paul Chavasse, Provost of the Birmingham Oratory and Postulator of the Cause for the beatification and canonisation of Cardinal Newman, at the launch of Pope Benedict XVI and Cardinal Newman, a collection of writings edited by Peter Jennings and published by Family Publications, Oxford.
Fr Chavasse told the launch: "A couple of years ago, we received reports at the Birmingham Oratory, of a cure which had taken place in Boston, in the United States of America, of a man, a deacon. I am not at liberty to give the name of this man, who had been suffering from severe spinal problems, and who has now recovered, as a result of the intercession of the Venerable John Henry Cardinal Newman."
He thanked Andrea Ambrosi of the College of Postulators, who is now :involved most intimately in advancing the Cause to a new stage, and whose assistance at this time has become indispensable".
He said: "Postulators are not known for rushing, indeed, they cannot, given the caution needed before anyone can be certain that a presumed miraculous cure is just that. Time has to elapse, evidence has to be gathered and so forth. Well, time has elapsed, evidence has been gathered, and guided by the Avvocato Ambrosi's expert knowledge and, with the approval of the Archbishop of Boston, a tribunal opened there on 25 June this year to investigate this cure.
Cure could speed Newman's path to sainthood (Independent Catholic News 19/10/05)
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20 Oct 2005