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September 5, 1998
When Mother Teresa died a year ago today, she was hailed as a bona-fide saint in heaven. But many doubted that the missions she had established would thrive without her to guide them - and keep them in front of the TV cameras. The 87-year-old Nobel laureate was one of the most recognizable women in the world. She had traveled the planet spreading her message of compassion and strict Roman Catholic orthodoxy. Besides, Mother Teresa's successor, Sister Nirmala, 64, had spent 30 years as a contemplative nun, devoting most of her days to prayer.
NEWS
September 12, 2007
RE CAROL Towarnicky's op-ed on Mother Teresa: What purpose did it serve to desecrate the memory of someone who spent her life doing good? She had doubts about the existence of God? So did St. Theresa, the Little Flower. That is what made them great. Even in their uncertainty, they believed. I myself am human, and wonder if God exists. I'm 41, and have lived a good moral life, yet I had a bout with cancer. Then I see people living for themselves, and they seem to have almost perfect lives.
NEWS
September 14, 1997 | By Denise-Marie Santiago, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
With briefcase in hand, Carol Clementi presented herself one day four years ago to a Roman Catholic sister in a white sari who answered the door of the Missionaries of Charity convent in Norristown. "When I saw the nun, I knew immediately it was where I was supposed to be," recalled Clementi, an office-products sales representative. She had driven by the convent, which feeds the poor and provides emergency housing to homeless women and children, many times. "I said, 'Oh, Sister, you need me.' " What the petite woman of 53 did not realize at the time, however, was how she needed them.
NEWS
June 4, 1988 | By W. Speers, Inquirer Staff Writer Contributing to this report were the Associated Press, the New York Daily News, the Washington Post, the New York Times and USA Today
Mother Teresa will visit three Massachusetts maximum-security prisons today, and in the process will meet a former Franciscan monk who has exchanged letters with the nun over the last two years while serving an 18-to-20-year sentence for assault and battery. Donald H. Ouimet, who left the brotherhood in 1963 and has spent most of the time since then in jail, said he invited Mother Teresa to visit the prisons because "I want my brother inmates to pick up her healing warmth of love so they can leave the darkness of loneliness and bind up their hearts that have been broken.
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May 30, 1988 | By Jim Detjen, Inquirer Staff Writer Contributing to this report were the Associated Press, United Press International and the New York Daily News
Mother Teresa says that she would like to build a hospice for AIDS patients in Vancouver, British Columbia, similar to facilities she has started in the United States. "Our brothers and sisters suffering from AIDS are the people that need very tender, loving care," the Nobel Peace Prize-winning nun told reporters at Vancouver International Airport on Saturday. But an archdiocese spokesman, the Rev. William Mendenhall, said the establishment of a Catholic hospice would have to be discussed between Archbishop James Carney and Mother Teresa.
NEWS
September 12, 1997 | By Susan Caba, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Mother Teresa was a public relations executive's dream. She had a visual image, in her blue-bordered sari, as crisp and potent as any corporate logo. She could stick to her message - service to Jesus through love of the poor - better than most political candidates. And she had a reputation that, after her death last week, has spurred serious debate about whether the Vatican should speed up the process of declaring her a saint. She was, in other words, a tough act to follow.
NEWS
September 5, 2007 | CAROL TWARNICKY
IN 1976, I covered a press conference at the Eucharistic Congress in Philadelphia that featured Mother Teresa. Just a few reporters were there, asking respectful questions, except for one gadfly. He challenged the diminutive nun on why she didn't speak out against the Indian government's huge expenditures on a nuclear bomb when its people were starving. She smiled and said she didn't get involved in "politics. " Then the reporter asked her to comment about an Indian government proposal on birth control.
NEWS
April 12, 1990 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Mother Teresa, the frail Roman Catholic nun who won a Nobel Peace Prize for her work among the sick and dying of Calcutta, said yesterday that she was stepping down as head of the religious order she founded in 1950. "I have been leading the Missionaries of Charity for 40 years," Mother Teresa, 79, said with a smile as she bustled about her home and office near the Calcutta slum where she started her work. "I resigned in the interests of my organization, which needs to be run efficiently," she said.
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July 18, 2016
Parish renaming honors Mother Teresa's sainthood Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish in Schwenksville, Montgomery County, has changed its name to St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish in advance of Mother Teresa's canonization in September, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced Saturday. A special Mass to commemorate the name change was said at the Catholic church Saturday afternoon, followed by the unveiling of a new sign on the side of the parish education center. The 10th anniversary of the parish was celebrated afterward.
NEWS
December 28, 2015 | By Lisa Scottoline, Inquirer Columnist
I'm delighted to hear that Mother Teresa is going to be made a saint. But I'm also surprised. That she wasn't already. I mean, what does it take? Before I begin, please understand that I'm not criticizing the Catholic Church. This is a humor column, and I'm Catholic myself. Of course, it goes without saying that Mother Teresa is incredibly inspiring, but looked at another way, there's nobody like Mother Teresa to make you feel inadequate, especially in the holiday season.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 2, 2015
D EAR ABBY: I was best friends with "Joanne" after we met in middle school. She comes from a conservative Christian family and has three successful siblings. This has made her quirky, media-driven pursuits and city life a disappointment to her family. When we were teens and she learned that I was a straight ally for gay rights, she came out to me as a lesbian, but for years only I and a few close friends knew. Once she was an adult and her family found out, they practically disowned her and made their disapproval and "shame" very clear.
NEWS
October 15, 2012
Last year's awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize was a rarity, as it was divided among three women: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Leymah Gbowee of Liberia, and Tawakkol Karman of Yemen. Match up previous female winners of the award, which was first presented in 1901, with the year they were honored. 1. Jane Addams. 2. Emily Greene Balch. 3. Mairead Corrigan and Betty Williams. 4. Shirin Ebadi. 5. Wangari Maathai. 6. Rigoberta Menchu. 7. Alva Myrdal.
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December 17, 2011 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
British-born essayist, social critic, and political pundit Christopher Hitchens died Thursday in Houston of complications from esophageal cancer, according to a statement from Vanity Fair, where he was a contributing editor. He was 62. "[He was] a man of ferocious intellect," said Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter. "There will never be another like Christopher. . . . Those who read him felt they knew him, and those who knew him were profoundly fortunate souls. " Considered one of the world's most influential public intellectuals, Mr. Hitchens was a hit on the lecture circuit and a frequent guest on news shows, earning a reputation as a fierce contrarian.
NEWS
June 6, 2011 | By JAN RANSOM, ransomj@phillynews.com 215-854-5218
NOT MANY REPORTERS can claim a secret handshake with the Mayor of Philadelphia. One who can is also a mayor: Toby Rich, or the "Mayor of Girard Avenue," as he is known in his column for the venerable weekly Philly newspaper SCOOP U.S.A. Dressed in his usual oversize, stylish T-shirts and Jeff caps, sometimes clutching a cane or chewing on a stick, Rich stands quietly at news conferences in the corner of the mayor's reception room in City Hall, almost always posing the first question.
NEWS
September 28, 2010 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Snooki a drunk? Lindsay Lohan the next Mother Teresa ? So hard to keep track of our fave girlie-girls! First the bad: The Snookster wasn't just tipsy on Thursday's episode of Jersey Shore , filmed in May in Miami Beach. She was so blotto, RadarOnline says, that she was rushed to a hospital and treated for alcohol poisoning. An anon source says Snooki looked so bad, much of the footage from that night was excised from the show. No comment from producers. Things are sunnier in LiLo-Land.
NEWS
August 27, 2010
Aquino vows probe of attack MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine president vowed Thursday to punish authorities who bungled a bus hostage crisis that killed eight Hong Kong tourists, toughening his stance after Asian powerhouse China expressed outrage and political rivals pummeled him with criticism. The nearly 12-hour hostage drama at a historic Manila park stunned even this violence-prone Southeast Asian nation and delivered the first major crisis to President Benigno Aquino 3d less than two months into his term.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 8, 2009 | By JEROME MAIDA For the Daily News
Incredible as it may seem, a dozen Labor Days have gone by since Princess Diana's tragic death in a car crash during that holiday weekend in 1997. At the time, Comics Guy felt the media attention was overplayed. Diana was famous for being famous, part of a royal family with no real power, and she was lauded for visiting AIDS patients as if she was Mother Teresa. In fact, Mother Teresa herself died a few days later and her passing received only a fraction of the coverage Diana's death received.
NEWS
September 20, 2007
AMID ALL the violence and corruption in the city, it was so refreshing to see Tadahito Iguchi's arms raised in the air on the cover of a recent Daily News. It shows not only how far the Phillies have come ethnically, but also how far they have come from all of the adversity of bad ownership, lackluster players and the injuries sustained throughout this season. This team brings us hope, no matter how much you can't help disliking the ownership and some of their moves. They bring us inspiration, despite the mind-boggling moves that Charlie Manuel sometimes makes.
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