Monday 30 November 2009

Cardinal Newman's reputation is safeguarded from prominent Catholic dissenter

I referred on Saturday to Reverend Jack Sullivan's meeting with Cherie Blair (pictured).

Jack, who was healed through Cardinal Newman's intercession in 2001,  requested that references to the meeting be removed from the published recollections of his recent visit to England.

I am pleased to note that news of Jack's request is spreading. It was reported in both the Telegraph and the Mail today.  I've also heard that reference to the meeting has also been graciously removed from the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales website and from the website of the archdiocese of Birmingham.

"Unfortunately, Jack had not been made aware of Mrs Blair’s public opposition to the teaching of the Church,’ said a spokesman for Birmingham Oratory which was founded by John Henry Cardinal Newman. "He undertook the visit in good faith, believing Mrs Blair to be simply a prominent Catholic. As soon as he was made aware of Mrs Blair’s record of public dissent from the Church’s teaching, Jack requested that all reference to meeting her be removed from the published recollections of his visit."

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