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Why Mother Teresa Still Matters

How do secular people remember a saint? As Mother Teresa‘s birthday on August 26th and the anniversary of her death on September 5th approach, I found myself...

The Battle for Mother Teresa's Remains

It's only 7.30 a.m., but the front door of house number 54A is already open. Outside, a short, bald man dressed in a neat, black-checked shirt and faded gray...

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An Abiding Anguish Thank you for the insightful article describing Mother Teresa's crisis of faith [Sept. 3]. I appreciated the evocation of several tenets of...

Mother Teresa and the Kidney Stone

This week the Catholic News Service reported that the cause for the canonization of Mother Teresa could "cross its last hurdle" if the Vatican validated a cure...

Mother Teresa

My first sight of her was in her hospice of the Pure Heart in Calcutta 25 years ago. She was on her knees feeding, with a spoon and a plate of rice, a man who...

What's Mother Teresa Got to Do with It?

Domestic bliss has fled the household of Seiku Murmu and his wife Monica Besra--and it's all Mother Teresa's fault. Monica is a celebrity in the small village of...

Did Mother Teresa Need an Exorcist?

It's a story that’s sure to leave heads spinning: Wednesday morning, CNN reported that Mother Teresa was the subject of an exorcism during her later years...

Mother Teresa's First Miracle?

All of India, and much of the Catholic world, has been buzzing about the presentation to the Vatican this week of the case of an Indian woman said to be the...

MOTHER TERESA: The Saint

The Bengali chauvinist in me got a thrill: "This is Peter Jennings, tonight live from Calcutta." For the first and only time in my life, the great city I was...

The Road to Sainthood

MEENAKSHI GANGULY CalcuttaA Chicago bank executive ended up in a wheelchair after a car accident 12 years ago. In despair, she went to Calcutta to see Mother...

Mother Teresa? My Name's Gotti . . .

IT'S HARD TO FIND A better reference than Mother Teresa, who has issued clemency appeals on behalf of both S&L swindler Charles Keating and murderer Robert Alton...

Religion: A Prize for Mother Teresa

On his trip to India in 1964, Pope Paul VI gave her his white Lincoln Continental, which she raffled off to help the poor. In 1968. Paul called her from India to...

SAINTS AMONG US

Calcutta presents a harrowing vision. The destitute, the skin-and-bones starving, the leprous and the dying seem to be concentrated there as nowhere else in...

10 Questions for Jody Williams

My Name Is Jody Williams is a memoir. Why switch from writing about land mines to something so personal? I think there's a mythology that if you want to change...