Friday, September 10, 2010

Holy Father to preside over the Beatification mass, breaking his own precedent - Newman, the first to be honoured thus.

Cardinal Newman T Shirt from PopeShirts
Pope Benedict XVI is making a statement about the importance of Cardinal John Henry Newman - the illustrious son of England by breaking his own precedent - by presiding personally at his Beatification Mass on Sept. 19 - a rare honour - the first time in his pontificate!

From the begining of his pontificate, the Pope established that Beatification ceremonies would take place in the diocese of origin of the blessed, and that they would be presided over by the president of the Pontifical Council of Saints' Causes.

Pope Benedict's decision to preside over Newman's beatification reflects his love and respect for a fellow theologian whose work he has studied from his seminary days, and whose influence on the Second Vatican Council made him perhaps the most influential theologian on the council, even though it was meeting more than 70 years after his death.

Father Lombardi the Vatican spokesman said the Holy Father's decision to make "an exception should be seen in a positive sense." He said, Cardinal Newman's beatification ceremony is not only "very much united to the Pope's trip to the United Kingdom", but it is also undoubtedly "a particular sign of the appreciation, interest and importance" the Holy Father attributes to the figure of Ven. Cardinal Newman.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Take your love for the Pope to the streets of UK.

It's a good time to be a Catholic in the UK! With our streets and public spaces used to all kinds of voices and signs from far-wingers to gay pride - we are now called upon to make the Catholic voice - and our noble love for the Holy Father Pope Benedict visible, loud and clear in public.

Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput says: "Christian discipleship, demand more than a polite relationship with Jesus and His Church. The Church is the spouse of Christ - (it) is finally not an institution, corporation or bureaucracy, but our mother and teacher.”

Even as the world's media eyes are upon UK, here's a great way to show your love for Benedict XVI: a special Catholic Pope Poster from  PopeShirts. You can order one online here. Let's keep the Holy Father in our prayers daily - and don't leave home without one next week!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Make your Catholic voice heard in the UK.

Catholic Pope T Shirt - "You Are Peter"
Excitement builds as the Papal visit to UK draws near. Sadly many youth are lured by anti-Pope messages. Help let the Catholic voice be heard - be seen in a Catholic PopeShirt! Above is one I designed called "You Are Peter" featuring the famous words of Jesus from the Gospel (in Latin) installing the first Pope. This grunge style composition incorporates the symbol of the keys of the kingdom (Mt 16: 19). You can see the Tee online at:

Commemorative T Shirt on the Beatification of Ven. John Henry Cardinal Newman
A historic moment during the visit of Pope Benedict XVI to England will be the Beatification of one of the most illustrious English converts to the Catholic Faith - John Cardinal Henry Newman (1801 - 1890) at Burmingham. The above Commemorative T shirt may be viewed at:

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