Thursday, 16 October 2008

More on Newman

I have received a clarification on the status of the Newman miracle from the Birmingham Oratory. It seems better to make a separate entry on this topic rather than trying to amend the former post.
Peter Jennings, the secretary to the Cause, says that in fact it was no surprise that the commission that met in Rome on 30th September did not reach a verdict; having only had the documentation for 8 weeks, and that period including the famously Roman closed season of Ferragosto, they needed more time, and also sought some clarifications which are being addressed. The five doctors who examined the cure have unanimously declared that they can see no medical explanation, and therefore it is down to the theologians to examine the case. These theologians will meet in due course, and will let their verdict be known when they are ready. Which is by way of saying that the miracle is still very much 'alive'.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for making public these detils so prominently and so speedily.

Anon (Mk2)

Jackie Parkes said...

I thought we all knew all that anyway!

Pastor in Valle said...

We don't all have the privilege of living in the Birmingham Oratory parish, Jackie……

Jackie Parkes said...

Sorry!