News What about Cardinal Robert Redford and his role? by Jeffrey Miller April 26, 2009 written by Jeffrey Miller April 26, 2009 “Cardinal Paul Newman” … “pre-empted many of the modernising reforms of the Second Vatican Council of the 1960s.” FAIL 4 comments 0 FacebookTwitterGoogle +Pinterest Jeffrey Miller previous post Somewhere someone is missing a white picket fence next post Mary Ann Glendon Declines Notre Dame 'Laetare Medal' You may also like The New Yorker and G.K. Chesterton July 18, 2008 Bishop John M. Smith speaks out April 10, 2004 Does it come with a spell checker? December 3, 2002 Pope sued for not wearing seat belt November 26, 2011 Women�s Dignity Not Tied to Ordination, Says Bishop June 14, 2007 Faith is the new punk rock April 29, 2006 Aussie Bible May 25, 2003 Mystic Monk Coffee June 25, 2007 He Was an Evangelical Christian Until He Read... December 19, 2006 New Iron Clad Burka? April 7, 2003 4 comments Panda Rosa April 26, 2009 - 10:28 pm Okay, I’ll admit right now that anything with “Cardinal Robert Redford” will make me stop in my tracks and smile. Is it good or bad that good-looking Catholic clergy are meant to be celibate? Reply Donna April 27, 2009 - 1:10 am Sheesh. And I thought they way people keep confusing him with St. John Neumann was bad ! Reply Andy April 27, 2009 - 6:46 am From the article: Father Ker said, “As soon as he is canonised he will definitely be made a theological ‘doctor of the Church’ and he will be seen as a doctor of this period we are living in. Isn’t that overstating the case just a tad? The church is rather stingy with the title “doctor of the church,” and rightfully so. Hasn’t the title been reserved for saints who arguably saved the church from heresy? I’m not making the case against Cardinal Neumann’s sainthood; I’m wondering if it’s prudent to call him a “doctor of the church,” much the same way as I cringe at calling JP II “John Paul the Great,” which is an even rarer title (3 times, I believe: Albert, Gregory, and Leo) than “doctor of the church.” Reply Donna April 27, 2009 - 8:47 pm Andy : It’s not “Cardinal Neumann”, it’s “Cardinal Newman. ” The full title is ” Venerable John Henry Cardinal Newman, C.O. “ St . John Neumann was not a cardinal – he was the Archbishop of Philadelphia . His name should really pronounced “Noy-mann”, as it was from his German father. (I believe his mother was Slovak. ) He was a Redemptorist. Venerable John Henry Newman was a ‘curial cardinal ‘, not a bishop. Due to his advanced age when he was elevated, (78), the Holy Father was kind enough to let him stay with his community in England rather than making him move to Rome. He was an Oratorian. His name and ancestry were English, except for some French Calvinist ancestors on his mother’s side. Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.