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MONDAY      October 18, 1999      SECTION ONE       vol 10, no. 198

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Number 39:

Sister Hermana Nirmala, M.C.

The immediate successor of Mother Teresa is a pure Hindu who has embraced God's will in guiding the Missionaries of Charity

    Today we bring you the 39th person selected out of the TOP 100 CATHOLICS OF THE CENTURY. The voters chose Sister Hermana Nirmala, M.C., the 65 year-old direct successor of Mother Teresa who was elected Superior General of the Missionaries of Charity on March 13, 1997 while Mother was still alive. Since then the transition has gone smoothly and to the amazement of many doubters, the Order has flourished after the death of "saint of the gutters" because of the fruits Mother planted and Sister Nirmala nourishes. For more on the 39th selection, click on SISTER HERMANA NIRMALA, M.C.

39.    Sister Hermana Nirmala, M.C.

Why Andrew Greeley's ideas are alien to so many Catholics who realize modernists like him are "out there."

    In his column today, Pat Ludwa examines the abuses of the Novus Ordo Mass and exposes the flimsy arguments of Andrew Greeley who is at it again in trying to throw up smokescreens on why the reforms and the importance he placed on the concept of the Mass being a meal have not worked. Rather than saying, "mea culpa" Greeley is quick to blame everyone else from the Pope to the Bishops to the priests. Pat points out that, in some instances, he is right that some bishops have been too lax in allowing abuses, but he also reveals the underbelly of Greeley's campaign and the aberrations of the Mass that Greeley fought so hard for and which, in effect, are definitely not working. For Pat's column Why we're being fed the lie that the liturgy is boring, click on VIEW FROM THE PEW

Why we're being fed the lie that the liturgy is boring

Events Today in Church History

    Today is the anniversary of the birth of one Pius and the death of another. On this day 594 years ago in 1405 Pope Pius II was born and would go on to become Pope from 1458 to 1464 while 496 years ago Pope Pius III died of gout after only ten days as Supreme Pontiff. For other pertinent events throughout the centuries that are memorable in Church history today, click on MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

Historical Events in Church Annals for October 18:

September 25th Medjugorje Monthly Message

   Dear children! Today again I call you to become carriers of my peace. In a special way, now when it is being said that God is far away, He has truly never been nearer to you. I call you to renew prayer in your families by reading the Sacred Scripture and to experience joy in meeting with God who infinitely loves His creatures. Thank you for having responded to my call.

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"The harvest indeed is great, but the laborers are few. Pray therefore the Lord of the harvest to send forth laborers into His harvest. Go. Behold, I send you forth as lambs in the midst of wolves. Carry neither purse, nor wallet, nor sandals, and greet no one on the way. Whatever house you enter, first say, 'Peace to this house!' And if a son of peace be there, your peace will rest upon him; but if not, it will return to you. And remain in the same house, eating and drinking what they have; for the laborer deserves his wages. Do not go from house to house. And whatever town you enter, and they receive you, eat what is set before you, and cure the sick who are there, and say to them, 'The kingdom of God is at hand for you.'"

Luke 10: 2-9

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October 18, 1999 volume 10, no. 198  DAILY CATHOLIC