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THURSDAY      September 10, 1998      SECTION ONE       vol 9, no. 177

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One on one with Sister Nirmala as the successor to Mother Teresa continues on a myriad of subjects

     Today we present the second of a special two part interview taken exclusively by Catholic World News in August in anticipation of the one-year anniversary of Mother Teresa's death on September 5th. The one on one interview was conducted by Rodolfo Bermejo for CWN in Calcutta in August this year. Because of this special two-part interview we will not carry "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..." today but will begin bringing you the messages from this feature on a daily basis Monday through Friday beginning this coming Monday. For the second part of the interview with Sister Nirmala, click on QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS WITH SISTER NIRMALA.


Part Two

The following is the second part of a two part exclusive interview with Sister Nirmala, head of the Missionaries of Charity founded by Mother Teresa. The question and answer session took place in Calcutta at the headquarters of the Order and was conducted by Rodolfo Bermejo for Catholic World News in anticipation of the one-year anniversary of Mother's death.
The above interview conducted by Rodolfo Bermejo provided through Catholic World News Service.
CWN is not affiliated with the Daily CATHOLIC but provides this service via e-mail to the Daily CATHOLIC Monday through Friday.

As the shepherds dwindle and the sheep wander, we must stay close to our roots and realize Holy Mother Church is not a democracy!

     We continue with our retro look of the earliest chapters of our on-going megaseries on the Church today, bringing you the tenth installment in which we discuss the structure of the Church in respect to hierarchy and our obedience to the Magisterium in all things regarding Faith and Morals, Dogma, Doctrine and Teaching of the Holy Spirit. When should we be disobedient? Never! Yet there are priests and bishops who are being disobedient to the Holy Father and we discuss the fine line of what we, as loyal members of the Communion of Saints as part of the Militant Church need to do when confronted with controversy. Unlike Protestant churches, we cannot pick and choose what we want, but accept all the God has willed through His One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. For the tenth installment entitled "Many are called, but few are chosen." , click on WHERE IS HOLY MOTHER CHURCH HEADING AS WE NEAR THE MILLENNIUM?.

"...many are called, but few are chosen"

Matthew 22: 14
Installment Ten


      For the next four days we return to Ordinary Time with the Twenty-Third Thursday in Ordinary Time and Twenty-Third Friday in Ordinary Time. For the liturgy, readings and meditations, click on LITURGY FOR THE DAY.

Thursday, September 10, 1998

Friday, September 11, 1998


     The Nine Day Novena for Life sponsored by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops continues with Day Three. The Novena stretches from the Vigil of the feast of the Birth of Mary to September 15 - the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows. It is appropriate that these liturgical feasts fall during the same time Congress will once again consider the important legislation impacting the lives of unborn children in trying to rescind Clinton's veto of the ban on partial-birth abortion. Below is the daily prayer for the Novena for Life and click on NOVENA FOR LIFE:

God, come to my assistance. Lord, make haste to help me. (Glory Be).

Holy Mother of God, hear the prayers of the Church for all mothers, especially those wearied by life and overcome by the suffering they bear for their children. (Hail Mary).

O Mother of the Word Incarnate, intercede for them from your place in Heaven, that the mercy of your Divine Son might lighten their burden and give them strength. (Hail Mary, Glory Be).


Day Four

A nine day Novena from the Vigil of the Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary to the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows and endorsed by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops. Compiled by Father James Moroney Executive Director, NCCB Secretariat for the Liturgy

Tomorrow: Day 5 of the Novena for Life
  • Day One and Two
  • Day Three

  • August 25th Medjugorje Monthly Message

       Dear children! Today I invite you to come still closer to me through prayer. Little children, I am your mother, I love you and I desire that each of you be saved and thus be with me in Heaven. That is why, little children, pray, pray, pray until your life becomes prayer. Thank you for having responded to my call.

    For more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE AND MORE

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    September 10, 1998 volume 9, no. 177   DAILY CATHOLIC