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  • The FRiday Night Movie - Hud (1963)

    08/13/2015 8:15:08 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 17 replies
    Youtube ^ | N/A | N/A
    The life of a rancher in the Texas Panhandle isn't an easy one. It's even harder in a family turned against itself. Hud Bannon (Paul Newman) is an ambitious, self-centered, and unscrupulous young man, always in conflict with his principled and honest, if somewhat in decline, father (Melvyn Douglas). Nephew and grandson Lon (Brandon De Wilde) is torn in his loyalties between the two. When a mysterious sickness befalls the cattle herd, tensions are pushed beyond their limits. Co-starring Patricia Neal...
  • The FRiday Night Movie - The Sting (1973)

    08/13/2015 8:04:01 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 13 replies
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    A young, but talented con man named Johnny Hooker(Robert Redford) inadvertently crosses big-time mobster Doyle Lonnegan (Robert Shaw) with one of his grifts. Now, with his partner murdered and the heat on him from both the cops and the crooks, Johnny turns to the legendary master of the "Big Con" Gondorff (Paul Newman) to get some payback on Lonnegan, and just maybe save his own skin...
  • Thumbs up or thumbs down on Rome?

    04/15/2015 10:35:02 AM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 136 replies
    Reformation500 ^ | February 23, 2010 | John Bugay
    One commenter said: The way you write, I guess, seems to me to reveal a near certainty concerning the falsity of Catholic Doctrine. It seems as though you know beyond a shadow of a doubt that Catholicism simply couldn’t be true. And you’re willing to hang everything on that confidence. Too often, an argument is put forth in this form: “Protestantism has lots of problems. Therefore, Catholicism.” I once looked at it this way myself. I was hanging around some close friends who were starting a fellowship for “completed Jews,” — that is, these were all Jewish people who had...
  • Your Daily Muslim: Raymond Akhtar Ali ( Australian Muslim )

    08/17/2013 10:00:17 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Your Daily Muslim ^ | August 17, 2013 | YDM
    It all started when Australian halal butcher Raymond Akhtar Ali just wanted to get a little on the side. He began to casually see one of the employees at his butcher shop, a 22-year-old non-Muslim woman. After a short period, the woman felt she had become his “sex slave,” and discovered she had been impregnated by him. With her employment on the line if she were to stop seeing him, she felt she had few choices but to carry the child to term. She gave birth in secret, with Ali present. A baby born out of wedlock is considered a...
  • Rome's New and Novel Concept of Tradition Living Tradition (Viva Voce - Whatever We Say)

    12/17/2012 1:19:04 PM PST · by RnMomof7 · 413 replies
    Monergism.com ^ | 12/17/2012 | William Webster
    In the history of Roman Catholic dogma, one can trace an evolution in the theory of tradition. There were two fundamental patristic principles which governed the early Church's approach to dogma. The first was sola Scriptura in which the fathers viewed Scripture as both materially and formally sufficient. It was materially sufficient in that it was the only source of doctrine and truth and the ultimate authority in all doctrinal controversies. It was necessary that every teaching of the Church as it related to doctrine be proven from Scripture. Thomas Aquinas articulated this patristic view when he stated that canonical...
  • Post-Comfortable Christianity and the Election of 2012

    07/15/2012 7:17:12 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | 7/13/12 | Rev. George W. Rutler
    Shortly before he died in Oxford in 1988, the Jesuit retreat master and raconteur, Bernard Bassett, in good spirits after a double leg amputation, told me that the great lights of his theological formation had been Ignatius Loyola and John Henry Newman, but if he “had to do it all over,” he’d only read Paul. “Everything is there.” There is a temptation to think that God gave us the Apostle to the Gentiles in order to have second readings at Sunday Mass, usually unrelated to the first reading and the Gospel. But everything truly is there. Paul was one of...
  • MO Rep. Stacey Newman Proposes Bill to Restrict Vasectomies

    03/02/2012 11:42:42 AM PST · by NYer · 75 replies
    RFT ^ | March 2, 2012 | Paul Friswold
    Representative Stacey Newman. ​Well, well, well. The birth control debate has finally come to our swimsuit areas, gentlemen. Yesterday Missouri State Representative Stacey Newman (D-St. Louis County) filed HB1853, which would only allow a man to have a vasectomy when doing so would protect him from serious injury or prevent his death. Ah, the legislation's on the other set of genitalia now. Rep. Newman -- whom I'd like to nominate for Hero Squad right here and now -- has been frustrated with the recent political debates over birth control access and reproductive health. The legislation is her pointed way...
  • EU threatens tiny Switzerland over low taxes

    11/28/2011 10:43:23 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 19 replies
    The New American ^ | 11-28-11 | Alex Newman
    Despite not being a member of the European Union, Switzerland is under intense pressure from Brussels to raise taxes as companies flee high-tax EU welfare states in favor of more business-friendly Swiss cantons. And if the nation refuses to bow down soon, so-called “eurocrats” are threatening retaliation. The Swiss government has been in discussions with EU bosses for over a year regarding Switzerland’s non-compliance with the “EU Code of Conduct for Business Taxation.” The EU’s goal, according to the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation, is to eliminate what the supranational regime in Brussels calls “harmful tax practices” — low taxes which attract...
  • Own a Piece of Mulholland Drive History: Paul Newman's Insane 300+ hp VW Bug

    05/06/2011 2:10:19 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 38 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | May 6, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Even casual observers of legendary actor/director/racing enthusiast and professional driver/philanthropist Paul Newman can tell you that amongst his widely varied personal interests, the boy liked his cars... and particularly the fast ones. The late-great movie star also possessed an independent streak that contributed to his aura and celebrity appeal, thus in the wake of initial Hollywood success of the early 1960s -starting with 1963's The Hustler- the free-thinking Newman went and got himself not a new Cadillac convertible, Rolls, or Ferrari... but a cherry-red 1963 VW Beetle Convertible.  He was soon recruited by VW's agency in the US to pose in ads with...
  • Eucharistic Adoration [for college students nationwide]

    12/31/2010 8:17:39 AM PST · by mlizzy · 4 replies
    Cardinal Newman Society ^ | 12-31-10 | Patrick J. Reilly
    Dear Friend in Christ, In 2011, what if Catholic college students nationwide resolved to spend time in Eucharistic Adoration? With your prayers and support, The Cardinal Newman Society is prepared to launch our fourth year of leading Catholic college students to Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament. The Cardinal Newman Society is nearing completion of a powerful new video to lead young people to Eucharistic Adoration . . . and we continue to sponsor the Vatican’s Eucharistic Miracles of the World exhibit on college campuses. This work is essential to our mission of renewing authentic Catholic education.  The Eucharist must be...
  • WHAT IS IT ABOUT TRUTH?

    11/21/2010 9:17:11 PM PST · by mlizzy · 9 replies
    Holy Eucharist Apostolate ^ | Deacon Bill Crane
    Today many people have trouble with the truth i.e. both with a little "t" and a capital "T." When it is spelled with a lower case "t," it represents the dictionary definition: 1. Conformity to fact or actuality.2. A statement proven to be or accepted as true.Spelled with a capital "T," it represents Jesus as He answered the Apostle Thomas in John 14:6, "I am the way, the truth and the life."Modern atheists seem to be enjoying the limelight (no pun intended) especially in England as they attack Pope Benedict XVI for the beatification of the famous convert John Henry...
  • Three Lessons from Newman

    09/19/2010 7:39:46 PM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies
    InsightScoop.com ^ | September 19, 2010 | Posted by Carl Olson from Pope Benedict XVI
    Three Lessons from Newman From Pope Benedict XVI's meditation at the prayer vigil in Hyde Park yesterday evening: Here is the first lesson we can learn from his life: in our day, when an intellectual and moral relativism threatens to sap the very foundations of our society, Newman reminds us that, as men and women made in the image and likeness of God, we were created to know the truth, to find in that truth our ultimate freedom and the fulfilment of our deepest human aspirations. In a word, we are meant to know Christ, who is himself “the way,...
  • Pope Benedict in England: Basic Things You Need To Know

    09/19/2010 6:54:38 PM PDT · by Salvation · 18 replies
    A SacredPage.com ^ | september 18, 2010 | Michael Barber
    Pope Benedict in England: Basic Things You Need To Know So you just discovered that the Pope is in England. If you're Catholic and you're just tuning in, you're probably wondering about this because it's in all the news. If you're not a Catholic, you're probably also wondering why it's getting so much news coverage. Here's just a little guide to give you some inside baseball. But first a clip of his arrival. . .   Video embedded -- embed http://www.youtube.com/v/MNLI9YwnF2c&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xd0d0d0&hl=en_US&feature=player_embedded&fs=1" 1. Popes Have Seldom Visited England The only visit to England by a modern-day Pope was made by John...
  • Catholic officials to investigate claims of second Newman miracle

    09/15/2010 11:49:09 AM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies
    cns ^ | September 14, 2010 | Simon Caldwell
    LONDON (CNS) -- Catholic officials are investigating claims that a severely deformed baby was born in a perfectly normal condition after the child's mother prayed to Cardinal John Henry Newman for a miracle. Andrea Ambrosi, the Vatican lawyer in charge of Cardinal Newman's cause for canonization, has revealed in a BBC program to be broadcast Sept. 18 that he hopes the inexplicable healing may be the miracle needed to canonize Cardinal Newman as Britain's next saint. Pope Benedict XVI will beatify Cardinal Newman at a huge open-air Mass in Birmingham's Cofton Park Sept. 19, the last day of his four-day...
  • Occult centre to open when Pope visits Birmingham

    07/19/2010 7:41:06 AM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Sunday Mercury ^ | July 18, 2010 | Anuji Varma
    A WANNABE warlock has revealed plans to open OCCULT centres in Birmingham and Coventry during the Pope’s visit.Former parliamentary candidate Magnus Lynius Shadee also wants to pray at Cardinal Newman’s grave in a move that is sure to infuriate the Vatican.The occultist says the centres are at a secret location near Cofton Park in Birmingham and another venue in Coventry.Shadee, 65, said: “I’ve always intended to open an occult centre in the cities and the Pope’s visit simply brought forward the date. The Vatican will probably be none too happy with the idea though.‘‘I will also visit Cardinal Newman’s grave...
  • Newman & Preaching in the Byzantine Tradition

    06/15/2010 10:31:40 AM PDT · by Balt · 146+ views
    Master of Divinity ^ | 6/15/2010 | Father Michael Venditti, M. Div.
    Because there is typically no such thing as a pulpit in the Byzantine Churches, the priest or deacon who is to preach usually stands on the soleas in front of the Royal Doors, without notes or text, and preaches extemporaneously. Likewise, the Evangelion of the Byzantine Liturgikon is an annual one, without cycles for alternate years; and the temptation to drift far from the Scriptures of the day into less appropriate subject matter, rather than explore ever new and deepening mysteries in the passages provided, is often difficult to resist. The purpose of this web site is to present my...
  • Pope to visit Queen, beatify Cardinal Newman during England visit

    03/16/2010 9:48:32 AM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies · 326+ views
    cna ^ | March 16, 2010
    Cardinal John Henry Newman and Pope Benedict XVI. London, England, Mar 16, 2010 / 11:12 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a joint press conference on Tuesday, the U.K. Government and the Catholic Bishops’ Conferences of Scotland, England and Wales welcomed Pope Benedict's upcoming visit, calling it an unprecedented opportunity to strengthen ties between the country and  the Holy See. The Sept. 16-19 papal visit, which is the first ever to take place in the U.K., was formally announced by Queen Elizabeth II on March 16. The Pope's itinerary includes not only a formal reception by Her Majesty The Queen but...
  • Exorcist shares past experiences with demonic possession

    10/28/2009 6:39:45 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 23 replies · 2,241+ views
    Daily Illini ^ | 10-28-09 | Katie Palmer
  • OBAMA WAS PROJECT VOTE!! Must read article from 1993 Chicago Magazine

    09/26/2009 1:50:20 AM PDT · by neverbluffer · 33 replies · 1,950+ views
    Chicago Magazine 1993 Article | 09-26-2009 | neverbluffer
    Vote of Confidence A huge black turnout in November 1992 altered Chicago's electoral landscape—and raised a new political star: a 31-year-old lawyer named Barack Obama. By Gretchen Reynolds A huge black turnout in November 1992 altered Chicago's electoral landscape-and raised a new political star: a 31-year-old lawyer named Barack Obama. In the final, climactic buildup to November's general election, with George Bush gaining ground on Bill Clinton in Illinois and the once-unstoppable campaign of senatorial candidate Carol Moseley Braun embroiled in allegations about her mother's Medicare liability, one of the most important local stories managed to go virtually unreported: The...
  • Operation Rescue to Obama: "You Lie"

    09/10/2009 9:15:37 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 13 replies · 1,089+ views
    Operation Rescue ^ | 09-10-09 | Operation Rescue
    Obama’s statement that abortions will not be paid for with federal money is a bold-faced deceptionWashington, DC – President Barack Obama made the statement during last evening’s address on Health Care Reform that before a joint session of Congress that was meant to deceive the American people on the matter of tax-payer funding of abortions. Obama stated, “One more misunderstanding I want to clear up – under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions, and federal conscience laws will remain in place.” “Every fact-checking organization tells us that this is just not true. The reality is...
  • Deacon discusses miracle healings in beatification cause of John Henry Newman [Catholic Caucus]

    07/13/2009 9:44:51 AM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies · 349+ views
    cna ^ | July 13, 2009
    Fr. Chavasse, postulator for Cardinal Newman's cause/ John Henry Cardinal Newman Birmingham, Ala., Jul 12, 2009 / 06:27 am (CNA).- The beneficiary of a Vatican-approved miracle attributed to the intercession of Servant of God John Henry Cardinal Newman says an EWTN show inspired him to pray to the saint for the healing of his back injuries that could have paralyzed him. His use of a relic of the cardinal may also be linked to a second miracle.John “Jack” Sullivan had awoken to excruciating pain in June 2000. A CT scan revealed that all or most of the vertebrae and...
  • Pope Benedict clears way for Cardinal John Newman to become first English saint in 40 years

    07/03/2009 8:10:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies · 528+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | July 3, 2009 | Simon Caldwell
    Pope Benedict XVI today announced the beatification of Cardinal John Henry Newman. The declaration means that the Anglican vicar, who shocked Victorian England by converting to Catholicism, will be given the title 'Blessed'. It also puts Newman just one stage away from becoming the first English saint in about 40 years.
  • Newman Beatification Expected

    06/12/2009 10:00:03 AM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies · 289+ views
    ncr ^ | June 12, 2009 | Edward Pentin
    Portrait of Cardinal Newman. (CNS) A papal decree announcing the beatification of Cardinal John Henry Newman is imminent and will most likely be made before the Vatican closes for its summer break in August, the Register has learned. Last month, the Vatican’s medical board concluded a miracle attributed to Cardinal Newman’s intercession was due to inexplicable causes. Deacon John Sullivan, 70, of Marshfield, Mass., was healed of severe back pain in 2001 after praying to the 19th-century English theologian. Deacon Sullivan was prompted to ask for Cardinal Newman’s intercession after watching an EWTN program on Cardinal Newman’s beatification process. Now,...
  • Did GOP Get Rolled in the Granite Senate?

    02/07/2009 12:17:23 PM PST · by lewisglad · 31 replies · 1,027+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | February 06, 2009 | Stuart Rothenberg
    Conservatives clearly have more than enough reason to worry because all of the praise being heaped on her by New Hampshire Democrats suggests she won't be as reliable as the least dependable of the GOP's current sitting Senators. Newman, after all, endorsed Lynch when he first sought the governorship in 2002 against the sitting governor, Republican Craig Benson. And she has described herself as a "reasonable Republican" - not exactly the kind of self-identification that suggests she has an altogether favorable impression of her own party. Lynch's selection of Newman, who has already indicated she will not seek a full...
  • (New NH) Senator designate's trait: independence (RINOism?)

    02/04/2009 1:36:30 AM PST · by markomalley · 20 replies · 614+ views
    Concord Monitor ^ | 2/4/2009 | DANIEL BARRICK
    J. Bonnie Newman, the woman poised to become New Hampshire's newest senator, has spent 40 years moving among high-profile jobs in politics, academia and the business world. But even for her colleagues and admirers, the precise contours of Newman's personal politics are unclear. Newman, a 63-year-old Republican, has never run for public office, never cast a legislative vote, never outlined a campaign platform. Colleagues, both Democrats and Republicans, describe her as a nonideological problem-solver - with a wicked sense of humor and a serious golf habit. They praise her work ethic and her ability to bring together people of differing...
  • Bonnie Newman replacenment for Senator Gregg

    02/03/2009 8:13:16 AM PST · by kellynla · 143 replies · 10,154+ views
    FOX NEWS | 2/3/2009 | staff
    Bonnie Newman announced as the replacement for Senator Gregg.
  • Mystery of cardinal's missing bones

    11/03/2008 8:31:33 AM PST · by NYer · 8 replies · 627+ views
    BBC ^ | October 29, 2008
    A forensic archaeologist has raised fresh questions over why no remains were found in the grave of an English cardinal in line to become a saint.It comes just days before artefacts owned by Cardinal John Henry Newman go on display ahead of his possible beatification.Tens of thousands of mourners lined the streets of Birmingham in 1890 as Cardinal John Henry Newman's body was carried eight miles to its final resting place. Some 118 years later the Vatican ordered his remains be dug up. Roman Catholic leaders in Birmingham were asked to exhume his body by the Vatican as part of...
  • Jive Turkey Rides Again

    10/10/2008 5:49:55 PM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies · 568+ views
    National Review ^ | 10/10/2008
    If we learned anything from the mess in Florida in 2000, it’s this: When elections don’t end on Election Day, things get ugly quickly. That is why today, and not the day after Election Day, is the day for Americans of all political stripes to aggressively press for more robust safeguards against vote fraud and for immediate action on the registration-fraud investigations targeting ACORN, the community-organizing enterprise that has been the sometime employer and full-time ally of Barack Obama. ACORN’s voter-registration affiliate, Project Vote, was founded by leftist activist Sandy Newman. When Newman was looking to hire somebody to run...
  • Stealing Pennsylvania: Judge says "Massive Fraud" (ACORN at it again)

    10/10/2008 2:08:36 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 266 replies · 6,770+ views
    Copyright 2008, The American Spectator ^ | Published 10/10/2008 4:09:45 PM | By Jeffrey Lord
    A retired Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice says that she is "not confident we can get a fair election" in the state come November. Justice Sandra Newman, accompanied by Dauphin County District Attorney Edward Marsico and Pennsylvania Republican State Chairman Robert Gleason, expressed her concerns at a Harrisburg press conference this morning. A thick document replete with photo copies of phony registrations and aerial shots of vacant lots used as "addresses" for "voters" was handed out to journalists. Gleason was even more explicit. "Between March 23rd and October 1st, various groups, including ACORN, submitted over 252,595 registrations to the Philadelphia County...
  • Obama's ACORN: A Corrupt Organization of Revolutionary Nuts

    10/10/2008 12:36:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies · 1,040+ views
    The Post Chronicle ^ | October 10, 2008 | Michael J. Gaynor
    If you believe Crystal Gail Mangum, the ex-convict stripper still falsely posing as a gang rape victim, you probably believe that the innocuously named ACORN (the acronym for Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) is a fine association honorably pursuing laudable goals. That's nuts! Mangum is a con artist still lying outrageously and ACORN is a sinister association out to take over America by putting politicians of its choosing, especially Barack Hussein Obama, Jr., in power, by doing whatever it takes, despite the law. ACORN is dangerous. Bowing to ACORN's political power and thuggish tactics resulted in many of...
  • No body (found) in exhumed (Cardinal John Henry) Newman's grave

    10/05/2008 3:25:47 PM PDT · by NYer · 20 replies · 1,285+ views
    BBC ^ | October 4, 2008
    The grave of the 19th Century Cardinal John Henry Newman did not contain his body, the Catholic Church has revealed.The plot, at the Oratory House, Rednal, near Birmingham, was excavated on Thursday at the Vatican's instruction. His remains were to have been moved to the Birmingham Oratory, in preparation for Newman's anticipated beatification. Newman's body may have decomposed, as his coffin was not lead-lined. Its absence will not affect the progress of his cause in Rome, a spokesman said.In a statement released on Saturday, Peter Jennings from the Fathers of the Birmingham Oratory, said: "Brass, wooden and cloth artefacts from...
  • Nobody's Fool ... Mark Steyn on Paul Newman

    10/01/2008 12:30:52 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 32 replies · 2,412+ views
    Steyn Online ^ | 1 Oct 2008 | Mark Steyn
    Paul Newman, 1925-2008 There were two Paul Newmans: He was a star on screen - one of the last real movie stars, a man who, despite himself, brought glamor to every role. Off screen, he was a rather doctrinaire leftie - a lot of celebrities are, of course, at least when mouthing off at awards ceremonies. Newman didn't do a lot of talking the talk, not in public, but he walked the walk in ways few politically-minded celebs do. My National Review colleague Jay Nordlinger once sniffed that Newman, as a movie star, knew jack about how money is really...
  • Renaissance rebel (Paul Newman)

    09/30/2008 9:58:33 AM PDT · by meandog · 44 replies · 776+ views
    UPPER-MIDDLE-CLASS sub- urbs such as Shaker Heights, Ohio, are unpromising incubators for character actors, who are supposed to have ridden the rails or broken broncos or lost teeth in Hell's Kitchen rumbles before finding easier work on the Big Screen. But Paul Newman, who grew up in that Cleveland-area community, was an actor who was all character--and who rode that trait to the very top of the playbill. Imitations of Wayne's drawl or Cagney's snarl or Stewart's affection-ate stutter are accessible to devoted impressionists. But who ever saw even an attempted impersonation of Mr. Newman? Each of his screen portrayals--he...
  • Paul Newman Has Died

    09/27/2008 4:55:58 AM PDT · by tomymind · 218 replies · 8,042+ views
    <p>An unconfirmed report just came in from AD reader Kubrickguy. Newman was battling cancer but must have lost the fight. Long live Paul Newman.</p>
  • Catholic Officials Seek Permission to Exhume Cardinal Newman's Body

    07/19/2008 1:49:24 PM PDT · by kellynla · 5 replies · 128+ views
    Catholic News Service ^ | Jul-16-2008 | Simon Caldwell
    LONDON (CNS) -- Catholic officials have applied for permission to exhume the body of a 19th-century cardinal whose cause for sainthood is expected to soon progress to beatification. They want to transfer the remains of Cardinal John Henry Newman from a grave in a small cemetery in the suburbs of Birmingham, England, to a marble sarcophagus in a church in the city where they can be venerated by pilgrims. A July 14 statement said that the Archdiocese of Birmingham was now in direct contact with the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Justice, Sir Suma Chakrabarti, to obtain the necessary...
  • Paul Newman has cancer

    06/09/2008 8:08:57 AM PDT · by Borges · 177 replies · 1,422+ views
    FILM legend Paul Newman is suffering from lung cancer, according to U.S. magazine reports. The Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid actor, 83, has been suffering from ill health for many months and in May was forced to pull out of directing a production of John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men. Two U.S. publications quote friends of the actor saying the former chain-smoker has been diagnosed with lung cancer at the New York’s Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre, a few hours drive from his Connecticut home, where he lives his wife Joanne Woodward. A friend of the actor told the National Enquirer:...
  • John Henry Cardinal Newman to be beatified

    04/24/2008 5:57:39 AM PDT · by NYer · 45 replies · 98+ views
    CNA ^ | April 23, 2008
    Cardinal John Henry Newman Vatican City, Apr 23, 2008 / 03:12 am (CNA).- The Vatican has approved the beatification of Cardinal John Henry Newman, the English convert and theologian who has had immense influence upon English-speaking Catholicism, the Birmingham Mail reports.John Henry Newman was born in 1801.  As an Anglican priest, he led the Oxford Movement that sought to return the Church of England to its Catholic roots.  His conversion to Catholicism in 1845 rocked Victorian England.  After becoming an Oratorian priest, he was involved in the establishment of the Birmingham Oratory.  He died in 1890 and is buried...
  • Happy Birthday Cardinal Newman, part 3

    02/22/2008 5:50:28 PM PST · by Balt · 83+ views
    Priestly Pugilist ^ | 2/22/2008 | The Priestly Pugilist
    Happy Birthday Cardinal Newman, part 3 of 3. The cause of Cardinal Newman’s canonization was opened in 1958 in Birmingham, England, his home diocese, and was introduced in Rome in 1987. One reason for the long preparation was the amount of evidence to be collected and studied. In addition to his published works, some 20,000 letters written by the cardinal have survived. In 1991 the Vatican declared that Cardinal Newman had lived a life of “heroic virtue” which was worthy of imitation, giving him the title "Venerable." Ironically, most of the support for Newman's cause comes from the United States,...
  • Happy Birthday Cardinal Newman, part 2

    02/22/2008 5:45:22 PM PST · by Balt · 61+ views
    Priestly Pugilist ^ | 2/22/2008 | The Priestly Pugilist
    Happy Birthday Cardinal Newman, part 2 of 3. [Our Newman Birthday Celebration (belated) continues, this time with Cardinal Newman's own words (the Biglietto Speech) -- perhaps more prescient now than they were when he spoke them. --PP] For thirty, forty, fifty years I have resisted to the best of my powers the spirit of Liberalism in religion. Never did Holy Church need champions against it more sorely than now, when, alas! it is an error overspreading, as a snare, the whole earth; and on this great occasion, when it is natural for one who is in my place to look...
  • Happy Birthday Cardinal Newman, part 1

    02/22/2008 5:42:09 PM PST · by Balt · 86+ views
    Priestly Pugilist ^ | 2/22/2008 | The Priestly Pugilist
    Happy Birthday Cardinal Newman, part 1 of 3. Our Newman birthday celebration (slightly belated) begins with a homily preached by your PP on the 18th Sunday after Pentecost according to the Byzantine Calendar. The Gospel Lesson for this day is Luke 5: 1-11 (the Miraculous Catch of Fish): Because I was trained in a Roman Catholic seminary (note: I am an Eastern Catholic priest), I was exposed to the writings of Cardinal Newman, and they had a great influence on me. John Henry Newman was born into an Evangelical Christian family, was later ordained a priest of the Church of...
  • Newman on Conversion

    02/14/2008 10:00:38 AM PST · by NYer · 19 replies · 27+ views
    First Things ^ | February 13, 2008 | Edward T. Oakes, S.J.
    Last Friday, Father Richard John Neuhaus, in a piece about the possibilities of reconverting the nation of England to the ancient faith, made a passing reference to Cardinal Newman’s diffidence about actively seeking Anglican converts to the Catholic Church and specifically cited Newman’s principle: “I am afraid to make hasty converts of educated men lest they should not have counted the cost & should have difficulties after they have entered the Church. . . . The Church must be prepared for converts, as well as converts prepared for the Church.” Taking a snapshot of Newman’s position at any one time...
  • Cardinal Newman 'to become saint very soon'

    01/09/2008 1:39:12 PM PST · by NYer · 7 replies · 125+ views
    Telegraph ^ | January 9, 2008 | Jonathan Petre
    Cardinal Newman, the Anglican cleric whose conversion to Roman Catholicism scandalised Victorian Britain, appeared closer to sainthood today after his case was backed by a senior Vatican official.   Cardinal Newman The head of the Vatican department that examines the causes of saints said that he would like the Cardinal's beatification - the step before canonisation - to take place very soon. His comments suggest that the Vatican is close to attributing a miracle to Cardinal Newman, which means that the 19th century cleric could be beatified before the end of the year. The controversial theologian and writer of the...
  • Cardinal Newman: sainted after US 'miracle'

    10/15/2007 6:58:23 AM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies · 32+ views
    Telegraph ^ | October 15, 2007 | Jonathan Petre
    The Vatican is close to attributing a miracle to Cardinal Newman that would pave the way for Britain's most famous convert to Roman Catholicism to become this country's first saint for 40 years.Insiders in Rome believe that the Vatican will announce a decision within months, meaning that the former Anglican whose conversion shocked Victorian England could be beatified as early as next year.The controversial theologian and writer of the hymn Lead Kindly Light, who converted in 1845 and died in 1890, would then be declared "Blessed" and be one step from canonisation, for which a second miracle would be needed....
  • Searching For Authority (A Methodist minister finds himself surprised by Truth!)

    09/15/2007 3:04:08 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies · 510+ views
    CH Network ^ | Christopher Dixon
    For nine years I served the Lord Jesus Christ as a United Methodist pastor in New Jersey; for five of those years I had no thought of being anything else. I had a growing church, I was happy in my denomination and pleased with my prospects, and I was satisfied. I believed that denominations were not only inevitable but good. Since Christians would always disagree about their beliefs and practices, having different denominations kept them from fighting. I didn’t believe that visible unity was necessary for the Church, nor doctrinal unity. At the same time I insisted strongly on my...
  • SSPX in Schism? You can believe Fr. Newman or the Church!

    08/07/2007 6:42:33 AM PDT · by Mershon · 336+ views
    Renew America ^ | August 7, 2007 | Brian Mershon
    SSPX in schism? You can believe Fr. Newman... or you can believe the Church South Carolina pastor warns flock SSPX attendance "morally illicit" and "gravely sinful" Brian Mershon Brian Mershon August 7, 2007 Greenville, South Carolina — Noted author and commentator George Weigel's book Letters to a Young Catholic highlights St. Mary's parish, under the direction of Fr. Jay Scott Newman, JCL, as a particularly bright beacon in the continuing wasteland of the post-Vatican II devastation. St. Mary's is a steadily growing parish with lots of young families, and many who are open to life and attempting to lead holy,...
  • SSPX in Schism? You can believe Fr. Newman or the Church!

    08/07/2007 6:33:25 AM PDT · by Mershon · 41 replies · 817+ views
    Renew America ^ | August 7, 2007 | Brian Mershon
    SSPX in schism? You can believe Fr. Newman... or you can believe the Church South Carolina pastor warns flock SSPX attendance "morally illicit" and "gravely sinful" Brian Mershon Brian Mershon August 7, 2007 Greenville, South Carolina — Noted author and commentator George Weigel's book Letters to a Young Catholic highlights St. Mary's parish, under the direction of Fr. Jay Scott Newman, JCL, as a particularly bright beacon in the continuing wasteland of the post-Vatican II devastation. St. Mary's is a steadily growing parish with lots of young families, and many who are open to life and attempting to lead holy,...
  • Pregnant woman, baby killed after head-on collision

    02/10/2007 11:14:17 PM PST · by stainlessbanner · 47 replies · 1,951+ views
    Independent Tribune ^ | February 7, 2007 | Mike Knox
    LANDIS - A pregnant woman and the baby she was carrying died Tuesday night after a head-on collision with a Jeep driven by a man Kannapolis police were following at the intersection of South Main Street and West First Street. Another infant child in the car did not appear injured, officials said Officials did not release their names. They said the woman was eight months pregnant. Reed Linn, Landis Volunteer Fire Department chief, said the wreck occurred about 5:15 p.m. Linn said that after the wreck, the man was pinned underneath the Jeep. Emergency service workers had to use two...
  • Hello Newman! :Carrier Admits He Was Too Lazy To Deliver Mail

    09/19/2006 5:50:56 PM PDT · by llevrok · 17 replies · 457+ views
    ASHLAND, Ky. -- It was neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night that kept Charles Fred Miller from his appointed rounds. Miller, a one-time mail carrier in the eastern Kentucky city of Grayson, said it was simply laziness. The 32 year-old pleaded guilty Friday to a federal charge related to undelivered mail. He told U.S. District Judge David L. Bunning that he stuffed more than 500 items of undelivered mail into garbage bags in a storage shed behind his house. "I just got lazy," Miller said. A federal grand jury indicted Miller in July on felony counts...
  • Postal worker caught with thousands of letters

    07/14/2006 3:30:27 PM PDT · by Mr. Brightside · 39 replies · 1,173+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 7/14/06
    Postal worker caught with thousands of letters Fri Jul 14, 11:14 AM ET BERLIN (Reuters) - A Berlin postal worker who was caught with more than several thousand undelivered letters in his basement has admitted he was overwhelmed by the job but insisted he planned to deliver them soon. Police recently found 90 boxes of post stacked in his basement. The postal worker, 36, identified as Thomas H., told Bild newspaper Friday he was only temporarily storing the post at his house and friends would help with delivery. "There were just too much and I couldn't deliver it all by...
  • Encino man faces prison for 'Seinfeld'-like scam

    03/26/2006 8:32:01 AM PST · by Cagey · 16 replies · 1,188+ views
    Daily News ^ | 3-24-2006 | Josh Kleinbaum
    An Encino man pleaded guilty to running a recycling scheme straight out of a "Seinfeld" episode - one that bilked California out of $2.5 million, authorities said Wednesday. Errol Segal, 61, president of Active Recycling, trucked more than 50 million cans and bottles into California from neighboring states and Mexico, then falsified records to bill the state for the California Redemption Value. The company also billed the state for more than 10 million bogus bottles. "This is the largest (recycling scheme) my office has done in a long, long time, if ever," Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott Garringer said. "We're talking...