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  • Biographer challenges Newman revisionists

    05/31/2009 2:10:48 PM PDT · by bronxville · 3 replies · 332+ views
    The Catholic Herald ^ | 29 May 2009 | Simon Caldwell
    Biographer challenges Newman revisionists By Simon Caldwell 29 May 2009 Claims that Cardinal John Henry Newman was a closet homosexual have been debunked in a new version of the definitive biography of him. Fr Ian Ker, author of John Henry Newman, used private letters and diaries to show that the Victorian convert and theologian was a heterosexual. He said the cardinal's wish to be buried in the grave of his friend, Fr Ambrose St John, meant it was "inevitable" there would be speculation about his sexuality in an age that has "lost the concept of affectionate friendship untouched by sexual...