Cardinal John Henry Newman is approaching canonization after 125 years of his death. The Archdiocese of Chicago had already forwarded the Vatican a miracle attributed to him. The miracle attributed to him was of a pregnant mother suffering from a life threatening pregnancy. She prayed to Cardinal Newman and was able to survive miraculously.
Fr. Thomas Norris from Pontifical Irish College had prepared his dissertation on the Cardinal’s work. Recollecting it Fr. Norris said, “He would be somebody who would be almost a guide to the implementation of Vatican II. He’d almost be a guide to put the wonderful documents of the Council, now 50 years old, into practice. He would show us ways of doing it, because he did it in his own time in many significant little ways.”
Pope Benedict XVI had beatified Cardinal Newman in 2010. If canonizes, he would be the first new English saint since 1970 and there would be the possibility of naming him as a Doctor of the Church.