Last night I posted about Cardinal Newman, and tonight I learn from Fr. Z that he's about to be beatified. Mere coincidence? Or an indication of the strange influence my blogging has on world events? You decide!
I'm very happy with the news. Some of Newman's sermons had a huge influence on me when I began to read about the Catholic faith. He got my mind thinking in the right direction and led me to join the Church sooner rather than later, so I feel much affection for the man now. :)