The Boston Globe, running a story by Nicole Winfield of AP today, has reported that the cure of a man from Marshfield, Mass., has been officially accepted by the Vatican as a cure attributable to the intercession of John Henry Newman, clearing the way for his beatification. We reported on this story in April on the blog here, which we picked up from the Telegraph in London. Our blog was picked up the next day by the Quincy Patriot Ledger (the home paper of the Marshfield man), and later the Globe, which shows the way information zips around these days on the web. Today's news is the Vatican's official announcement: we now return the favor to the Globe and give a h/t to Robert Imbelli at Dotcommonweal for the good news.
Here's the squib from Vatican Radio: (3 July 09 - RV) "Pope Benedict XVI met today with Cardinal Angelo Amato, Prefect for the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. During the meeting the Holy authorized the Congregation to promulgate decrees on 12 men and women on the path to sainthood. Among them, the Holy Father approved the promulgation of decrees on miracles attributed to the Venerable Servant of God John Henry Newman, Cardinal, and founder of the Oratorians. Veronica Scarisbrick sheds light on the figure of Cardinal Newman."
And a link to the Vatican Radio's coverage.