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Cardinal John Henry Newman, one of the great intellectual minds of the church in the 19th century, is seen in a portrait provided by the Catholic Church in England and Wales (CNS photo/courtesy of the Catholic Church of England and Wales)

English bishops say the progress of his Cause is a source of ‘great joy’

A woman kisses the Holy Door in St Peter's Basilica  (CNS photo/Max Rossi, Reuters) See POPE-MERCY-DOOR Dec. 8, 2015.

A number of dioceses have chosen to place their efforts under the patronage of particular saints and holy people

Archbishop Longley preaching at the Blessed Dominic shrine Church of St Anne    and Blessed Dominic, in Lancashire

Archbishop Bernard Longley has a strong devotion to the Italian priest who received Blessed John Henry Newman into the Church

Blessed Dominic Barberi

Is the raison d’etre of the Church maintenance or mission?

Photo: PA

At 83, she has seen a great many state occasions in her lifetime

Daily readings: August 22 – August 28

Scripture readings for the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Parishioners from Harrow-on-the Hill stand by the bust of Newman at Littlemore (Photograph: Michael Pitt Payne)

Parish group visits Littlemore, near Oxford, in preparation for Newman’s beatification