So the pope “beatifies” a cardinal. No idea what beatification means or whether it should mean anything to anyone outside the Roman Catholic Club. Suppose it must be like inducting a rock band into the Hall of Fame. Totally pointless except for the club members. And of course more souvenirs and merchandising opportunities. Indulgencies anyone?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/blog/2010/sep/19/pope-visit-beatification-newman

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