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Pope beatifies Cardinal John Henry Newman

In the presence of thousands, Benedict XVI beatified Newman at Cofton Park in Birmingham in one of the last ceremonies of his trip

The sanctuary at Cofton Park (Photo: PA)

Pope Benedict beatifies Cardinal Newman

In homily, Pontiff praises English men and women who resisted the ‘evil ideology’ of Nazism

Pope Benedict XVI leads his Angelus prayer from the balcony of his summer residence in Castel Gandolfo (CNS photo/Max Rossi, Reuters)

Pope asks for prayers for trip to Britain

Pontiff: ‘Cardinal Newman is an inspiration for ecumenism’

One line repeated on the radio recently was that Newman did not speak to other members of his community for 20 years (CNS photo/courtesy of the Catholic Church of England and Wales)

There are so many stories about his warmth and charity it is hard to know where to begin

Images of Cofton Park sanctuary put online

Images of Cofton Park sanctuary put online

Computer-generated images show domed stage and sweeping stained glass background

The sculpture of Cardinal Newman at the London Oratory (Mazur/www.thepapalvisit.org.uk)

Newman’s feast day will be October 9

Pope Benedict XVI will make the announcement during the beatification Mass next month

Countdown to beatification Mass in Birmingham begins

A digital rendering of the future Newman Chapel at the London Oratory                                                                                        (Image courtesy of Russell Taylor Architects)

Building shrines for the new Blessed

Fr Anthony Symondson SJ describes three new chapels in Birmingham, London and Oxford that will be dedicated to John Henry Newman

A rare photograph of Oscar Romero enjoying a picnic. But as Archbishop of San Salvador his life increasingly became a ‘road to Calvary’

The breathtaking audacity of Romero

Julian Filochowski says the martyred archbishop had a Christ-like boldness

Sorry, Professor Milbank, Newman was no ecumenist

His advice to you would have been to become a (Roman) Catholic