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WEDNESDAY      September 9, 1998      SECTION ONE       vol 9, no. 176

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

     We present 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. Tomorrow we will bring you the second part. Because of this special two-part interview we will return next week with our Mid-week Humor section on Wednesday and tomorrow we will forego "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..." which will resume Monday on a daily basis from now on. For the first part of the interview with Sister Nirmala, click on QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS WITH SISTER NIRMALA.


Part One

The following is the first 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.
Tomorrow: the second and final part of this interview

Pope Pius IX's Landmark Dogma that truly marked the Age of Marian Apparitions: the Immaculate Conception

     Today we bring you the story of the landmark dogma proclaimed by Pope Pius IX in 1854. It was of course the Dogma of the Immaculate Conception and the Blessed Virgin Mary confirmed this four years later at Lourdes. It was indeed a highlight of the nineteenth century that, in actuality, signaled the launch of the Age of Marian Apparitions that are coming to a close as we near the next millennium. For the fifteenth installment, on The Dogma of the Immaculate Conception, click on THE AGE OF MARIAN APPARITIONS.

The Dogma of the Immaculate Conception


      Today is the feast of Saint Peter Claver, Priest, Religious and Missionary while tomorrow we return to Ordinary Time with the Twenty-Third Thursday in Ordinary Time. For the readings, liturgy , meditations and story of Saint Peter Claver, click on LITURGY

Wednesday, September 9, 1998

Feast of Saint Peter Claver, Priest, Religious and Missionary

Thursday, September 10, 1998

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


"He who mocks the poor blasphemes his Maker; he who is glad at calamity will not go unpunished."

Proverbs 17: 5

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September 9, 1998 volume 9, no. 176   DAILY CATHOLIC