Tony Blair praises Benedict XVI's 'intellectual courage'
As part of his four day trip to the UK, Benedict XVI will attend the beatification of Cardinal John Newman, the 19th century theologian who converted from the Church of England to Catholicism.
"The intellectual courage (of Newman) is admirable. It's something that many Catholics find in the person of Pope Benedict XVI," the former prime minister wrote in an article on page one of L‚ÄôOsservatore Romano, the Vatican‚Äôs official newspaper.
If His Unholiness had any intellectual courage he would answer "yes" to the first question, and "no" to the second one. The sneaky and deceitful Newman never had any intellectual courage see the introduction to, The Attractions of the Roman Catholic Church and from the Ian Paisley site, "The man who believes in the infallibility of the Church is closed to argument. A prominent case was John Henry Newman. Before he went over to Rome, he proved conclusively that several of the doctrines of the Papacy are destitute of any Scriptural foundation, but once he accepted the view that God has appointed an 'infallible' guide to 'truth', he meekly ate his own words, and on the authority of the Church received as true what he had previously demonstrated to be false." from, Demolishing Rome's Five Fallible Infallibilities