I decided to apply the 1066 and All That test -- i.e. everything I can remember about Cardinal Newman without Googling:
- He was a Roman Catholic cardinal.
- He was effeminate
- He had a very good friend, never got over his death and asked that they be buried together, which makes him the Heathcliff of repressed homosexual priests.
- I know a lot more about Paul Newman.
I'm puzzled by the beatification thing. This Pope and the last Pope seem to do a lot of beatifying. Applying the 1066 test again, I thought that to be a saint you had to be an apostle, a martyr, an angel, a demoted celtic god, or a pubertal girl trying to get attention by claiming to see visions.