Cardinal John Henry Newman will be beatified by Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday, September 19 in Birmingham, England. We want to tell you about our new contest and about our new John Henry Newman online specialty store.
The Holy Father is making a pastoral visit to Scotland and England, having arrived Thursday, September 16. Pope Benedict XVI has long been a great admirer of the life and work of the great English convert John Henry Newman and this visit is a perfect opportunity to familiarize everyone with Cardinal Newman's many works and ideas.
In honor of Cardinal Newman's beatification, we launched a John Henry Newman online specialty store a few months ago. Browse the store right here.
Keep up with the events of the Papal Visit to Britain right here. Please remember to pray for Pope Benedict XVI during his visit too!
We also want to tell you about a contest we are having which honors Cardinal Newman and all the great English converts of the past 150 years. Dale Ahlquist, president of the American Chesterton Society, has provided us with several signed copies of two of his books about G. K. Chesterton. All you have to do is submit a short statement, perhaps a paragraph, telling us how the works or the witness of any one of the great English converts has touched your life and inspired your Catholic faith. We will publish the “winners” on our blog, with only their first names made public. Just post your comments here! Our contest ends September 24th.