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What do I really believe?

“Death is nothing else but going home to God, the bond of love will be unbroken for all eternity.” – Mother Teresa Many people believe that faith is some form of absolute assurance.  I do not believe that.  From my own limited experience, there will always be room for some doubt.  I think that is healthy […]

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Why the Left still harbors hatred for Mother Teresa

As the world await[ed] Mother Teresa’s canonization …, one mystery remains: why the international Left still harbors such hatred for a diminutive religious sister who spent her entire life serving the poorest of the poor. After all, with her inexhaustible dedication to alleviating poverty and assisting the needy, Mother Teresa should be an icon of […]

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Marching for Life, Mother Teresa, and Mrs. Clinton

“Why do you think we haven’t had a woman as president yet?” First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton asked her guest over their lunch at the White House. The little woman sitting at table with Mrs. Clinton did not hesitate in her reply. “Because she has probably been aborted,” said Mother Teresa. ¤   ¤   ¤ This […]

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Donald Trump releases video praising ‘humble and pious’ Mother Teresa

The Republican candidate for president posted the video to YouTube ahead of Mother Teresa’s canonization US presidential candidate Donald Trump has released an online video in which he praises St Teresa of Calcutta’s “amazing life of charity and holiness.” The clip was released to coincide with the canonization of Mother Teresa by Pope Francis in St Peter’s […]

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Bishop Curlin’s Remembrances of St. Teresa of Calcutta: Do You Risk Your Heart?

This article was published a few years ago on this site. In light of Mother’s canonization yesterday it seems appropriate to re-published today. Bishop-Emeritus William Curlin, who retired as Ordinary of the Diocese of Charlotte in 2002, spoke at Belmont Abbey’s Grace Auditorium on Oct. 23, 2012 about his friendship with Mother Teresa. He was invited […]

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It’s official – Mother Teresa will be canonized September 4

Vatican City, Mar 15, 2016 / 03:57 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After months of anticipation, the date of Mother Teresa’s canonization has finally been announced. It falls on Sept. 4, which this year will also mark a special jubilee for workers and volunteers of mercy. Though it’s been rumored for months that Mother Teresa’s canonization will […]

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Could Mother Teresa be canonized during the Holy Year for Mercy?

Vatican City, May 19, 2015 / 10:15 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi has said that Bl. Mother Teresa of Calcutta could be canonized during the upcoming Jubilee for Mercy, although he clarified that no concrete plans have been made. Fr. Lombardi told CNA May 19 that the possible canonization of Mother Teresa […]

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19 Spiritual Resolution Ideas for the New Year

CNA: So you’ve vowed to up your intake of kale and have signed up for yoga to kick off the New Year. But has your spiritual life been part of your New Year’s resolutions? Here are a few ideas of small, practical steps you can take to get spiritually stronger in 2015. 1. Daily Mass. […]

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Silencio: The Beginning of Prayer

Recently, we saw a situation whereby a family member made an observation that was unfair and uninformed. The temptation: confront. And sometimes, we have to correct a situation, to speak up. Yes. But when praying about a course of action, the word, “Silencio” came flying, surprisingly, into our thoughts. Was this a “word of knowledge” […]

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The contrast between royal news and papal trip

It has been curious, as many things that may bear meaning are often curious: At the same time that a major Catholic figure is making an appearance with a strong message for the world, it is nearly overcome by news that involves the royal family. It happened when Mother Teresa and Princess Diana died the […]

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