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In the lasting inner turmoil of his years in the mission country, in the loathing and revulsion of spirit, in the mental torment of life with the Indians, St. Noël Chabanel underwent a supremely protracted and excruciating martyrdom. Every day was an agony for his sensibilities. He was the youngest and the last of the eight Jesuit martyrs of North America to die (on 8 December 1649).
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A lot of the favoured new settings are musically illiterate, almost is if they were written by semi-trained teenagers, getting to grips with musical rudiments. The style is stodgy and sentimental, tonally and rhythmically stilted, melodically inane and adored by Catholic clergy “of a certain age.” Some Catholic dioceses run courses for wannabe composers to perpetuate this style. It is a scandal. People with hardly any training and experience of even the basic building blocks of music have been convinced that there is a place for their puerile stumblings and fumblings in the modern Catholic Church because real musicians are elitist and off-putting.
— James MacMillan (20 November 2013)

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Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman
published 24 October 2013 by Corpus Christi Watershed

ORPUS CHRISTI Watershed assisted the Birmingham Oratory with media work leading up to the Papal Visit and Beatification of Cardinal Newman.

And here are several more short films about Cardinal Newman we have produced, with the kind help of Fr. Guy Nichols, Cong. Orat.:

    +  Newman Archivium Project

    +  St. Philip Shrine Chapel

    +  The Cardinal’s Personal Chapel

    +  Birmingham Oratory Church

    +  Cardinal Newman’s Library

    +  The Oratory Library and Learning

    +  Cardinal Newman Portrait Restoration

    +  The Oratory Clock

    +  The Cardinal’s Effects

    +  Rednal • A Silent Film

    +  The Cardinal’s Room

    +  The Oratory Church and Prayer