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Birmingham Oratory rebuts Cornwell's argument against Newman cause

Catholic World News - May 12, 2010

The Birmingham Oratory has forcefully rejected the claim by author John Cornwell that the cause for beatification of Cardinal John Henry Newman has been rushed to support the cause of theologically conservative Catholics.

Officials at the Oratory, which Cardinal Newman founded, issued a response to Cornwell's argument, answering the author's questions about a miracle attributed to Cardinal Newman. While Cornwell argued that the medical healing in question could have been the result of surgery, the Oratory pointed out that Deacon Jack Sullivan was healed suddenly, completely, and without surgical intervention.

"Readers of Cornwell’s article should be aware that his attack on the Newman miracle is not only unfounded, but another attempt to recruit Newman to the factional cause of ‘liberal’ Catholicism," the Oratory charged.

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