Friday, 10 September 2010

Newman: the other miracle

A BBC2 documentary on Cardinal Newman to be screened the night before he is beatified will reveal that there is a second miracle currently being investigated. The programme, presented by a modern-day English convert, Ann Widdecombe, will include an interview with Andrea Ambrosi, Legal Counsel for the Birmingham Oratory, who in the programme is filmed on his way to Mexico City to investigate "a crucial second miracle that could lead to the eventual canonisation of Newman."

'Newman: saint or sinner?' will broadcast on BBC2 on Saturday 18 September at 6.45pm. It will doubtless be excellent, but why the execrable title? Surely saints are also sinners?