Vatican responds to calumnies against Cardinal Newman.

Archbishop Amato at the Congregation for the Causes of Saints has recruited the world’s leading Newman expert, Fr. Ker (the article doesn’t give us his first name), to write an article in L’Osservatore Romano refuting the claims that Ven. John Henry Cardinal Newman was secretly gay. The main basis for this is his close friendship with Fr. Ambrose St. John and request that they be buried together.

Among other things, he points out that the Lewis brothers were buried together and that G. K. Chesterton’s secretary asked that her ashes be buried in the same grave as her employer and his wife (both of whom regarded her as a daughter).

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