Skip to comments.Cardinal John Henry Newman Faithfully Celibate
Posted on 09/05/2008 11:01:59 AM PDT by Publius804
ZE08090404 - 2008-09-04
Oxford Professor Responds to Media Rumors
LONDON, SEPT. 4, 2008 (Zenit.org).- Here is an article by Ian Ker, an Oxford University professor, regarding rumors circulating in the British press about Cardinal John Henry Newman. The article by the Newman scholar appeared Sept. 3 in L'Osservatore Romano.
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The exhumation of Venerable John Henry Newman's body from his grave has led to calls in particular from the homosexual lobby that he should not be separated from his great friend and collaborator Father Ambrose St. John, in whose grave Newman is buried in accordance with his own specific wishes.
The implication of these protests is clear: that Newman wished to be buried with his friend because, although no doubt chaste and celibate, nevertheless he had more than simply friendly feelings for St. John.
However, if wanting to be buried in the same grave as someone else indicates some kind of sexual love for the other person, then C.S. Lewis' brother Warnie, who is buried in the same grave in accordance with both brothers' wishes, must have had incestuous feelings for his brother.
Or again, G.K. Chesterton's devoted secretary, Dorothy Collins, whom he and his wife regarded as a daughter, while thinking it presumptuous to ask to be buried in the same grave as the Chestertons, nevertheless directed that she be cremated and that her ashes should be buried in the same grave. Does this mean that she had more than filial feelings for one or both of her employers?
Ambrose St. John was an extremely close friend of Newman. He had devoted himself for 30 years to the service of Newman, even asking if he might take a vow of obedience to him at his confirmation, a request that was, of course, refused.
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The gay lobby knows nothing about spiritual love, and never will.
This is so disgusting. Everything homosexuals look at, they seem to see through an eye strangely located in their genitals.
These folks don’t have a clue as to what God does at times between people. Look at Jonathan and David. People (i.e., liberals with dirty minds) now think they were gay because they had such a close friendship. There is an agape love between christians that is so different from eros. I don’t think a lot of modern folks know the difference.
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