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Ten Catholic women who changed the world

Mary O’Regan profiles 10 Catholic women who transformed the planet with their holiness, untiring work and incredible creativity 1. Phyllis Bowman On May 7 Britain lost arguably its most dynamic fighter for the unborn. Phyllis Bowman was a journalist on Fleet Street before she became involved in the parliamentary struggle for the rights of unborn

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The happiest day of Mother Teresa’s life

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It’s been said that saints often come in pairs. Sts. Peter and Paul, Mary and Joseph, Francis and Clare, and Louis and Zelie Martin are just a handful of such saints, coupled together through marriage or friendship. Perhaps the best-known modern saintly pair of friends would be Mother Teresa and John Paul II, whose lives

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The beautiful meeting of John Paul II and Mother Teresa

It’s been said that saints often come in pairs. Sts. Peter and Paul, Mary and Joseph, Francis and Clare, and Louis and Zelie Martin are just a handful of such saints, coupled together through marriage or friendship. Perhaps the best-known modern saintly pair of friends would be Mother Teresa and John Paul II, whose lives

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The truth about Mother Teresa’s ‘atheism’

For long periods Mother Teresa perceived God’s seeming absence. But even in her most tortured moments she showed a trust in the will of God As is now well known, Mother Teresa of Calcutta suffered severe spiritual afflictions through much of her remarkable life: “This terrible sense of loss – this untold darkness – this

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Pope prays for Spanish nun murdered in Haiti

Remembering religious women who too often are the targets of violence around the world, Pope Francis led prayers for a Spanish sister murdered on September 2 in Haiti. “At this moment, I would like to remember those who spend their time in the service of our brothers and sisters in difficult or risky environments. Let

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In Calcutta, joy and prayers as Mother Teresa declared saint

At Shishu Bhavan, children, the destitute, Missionaries of Charity nuns and novices sat silently, glued to the TV screen for the live telecast of the Vatican canonisation ceremony of Mother Teresa. While many prayed at the new saint’s tomb, the nuns and the children of Shishu Bhavan (Children’s Home), preferred to stay indoors and celebrate

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‘We always knew Mother Teresa was a saint’, say US pilgrims

US pilgrims gathered at the Vatican to celebrate the newly declared St. Teresa of Kolkata said it was about time Mother Teresa officially had the title. Organised diocesan and parish pilgrimages generally had a priest-chaplain with them, celebrating daily Masses and joining them on tours. But many people came on their own or with their

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