I came across the image on the left, and it reminded me of another photograph I had seen, which I have added above.
The difference between myself and the good Cardinal, now Pope, is obviously explained by the fullness (or not) of the glass.
The Pope in Caritas in Veritate says A humanism which excludes God is an inhuman humanism. I wonder what I would say to children about humanists who just will not have it that there is a God. We really cannot judge these people, that is up to God. These people are not inhuman at all; if you have any views on this I would be very pleased to hear from you.
If the Beatification takes place in England, let it be Birmingham!
'The Oratory, Birmingham: July 25, 1864.
'Dear Monsignore Talbot,—I have received your letter, inviting me to preach next Lent in your Church at Rome to "an audience of Protestants more educated than could ever be the case in England."
'However, Birmingham people have souls; and I have neither taste nor talent for the sort of work which you cut out for me. And I beg to decline your offer.
'I am, yours truly,
JOHN H. NEWMAN.'