Mother Teresa

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Blessed Mother Teresa born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu (b. August 26, 1910; d. September 5, 1997) was a remarkable Roman Catholic nun from Albania who founded the world renowned Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India. She remarked, "By blood, I am Albanian. By citizenship, an Indian. By faith, I am a Catholic nun. As to my calling, I belong to the world. As to my heart, I belong entirely to the Heart of Jesus.” Her mission and for the organization was to care for the homeless, the needy, abandoned and diseased people who felt that they had become a burden to society. Over 600 missionaries around the globe continue to care for anybody in need. The Vatican began the beatification process for Mother Teresa in 1997. Teresa's widespread reputation of holiness and the favours being reported, Pope John Paul II permitted the opening of her Cause of Canonization December 20 2002 as Blessed Teresa of Calcutta. [1] [2] This process will ultimately lead to Sainthood. Celebration in honor of her 100th birthday is planned for by the Vatican.

The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Mother Teresa in 1979 for everything that she had done to help those in need. [3] She was a staunch critic of the United Nations' pro-abortion agenda who abhorred injustice to the unborn. "The fruit of abortion is nuclear war. What you do to the unborn child, you do to Jesus." [4]


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Early Life

Agnes Bojaxhiu was born in Skopje, Macedonia, a Balkan city during the Ottoman Empire. Teresa was the youngest child born to Nikola and Drane Bojaxhiu. She was baptised Gonxha (Rosebud) Agnes and received her First Communion at the age of five and a half. At the age of eight her father died and the family would struggle financially with Drane. Her mother was firm and loving, greatly influencing Teresa's character and vocation.

Clinton usurps a Catholic icon

In May 2007, U.S. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential election committee released a video targeted to manipulate Roman Catholic voter sentiment; the video is narrated by her husband, former U.S. President Bill Clinton. A Catholic spokesman responded to what has been viewed as cynical manipulation by the Democratic candidate:

It is wholly inappropriate, disrespectful and disturbing that Hillary Clinton is using an image of blessed Mother Teresa as a political tool, especially given their radically different views on abortion.

Mother Teresa tirelessly fought to protect unborn children, while Hillary Clinton staunchly supports abortion on demand in all nine months of pregnancy, including partial birth abortion and taxpayer funding of abortion.

The video contained an image of Hillary and Mother Teresa and then went to a clip of the former First Lady’s address at the 1995 Beijing Conference, where a push was made to declare abortion a fundamental “human right.”[5]

Liberal Disdain

There is a continual obsession by the mainstream media to cast a Catholic in a bad light. Mother Teresa had so many accomplishments and miracles that she may possibly be a canonized saint. The media found a flaw and jumped all over it. They had interpreted her writings as she stopped praying and she lost her faith. [6] [7]

People that met her know differently, says Father Corapi. Not only did she pray with confidence, she never went anywhere without her rosary. She prayed every moment she could. Mother Teresa believed there was no excuse for not praying. She heard many excuses for why one would not pray, such as being "too busy". In the face of such claims, she would remark, "Are you busier than the Pope?", "because he finds time to pray and nobody is busier than the Pope." [8]

Quotes

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  • "God has not called us to be successful. He has called us to be faithful." [9]
  • "How can there be too many children? That is like saying there are too many flowers."
  • "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart."

References

  1. Mother Teresa of Calcutta (1910-1997), Vatican.va
  2. http://www.motherteresa.org/layout.html
  3. http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1979/press.html
  4. #23- Abortion, Our Lady of the Rosary Shrine
  5. Fidelis Covered by Catholic News Agency on Mother Teresa Video Controversy, Catholic News Agency, 05-18-2007.
  6. Blessed Mother Teresa, Britannica.com
  7. http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/08/23/eveningnews/main3199062.shtml
  8. [Father Corapi speaking when he met Mother Teresa]
  9. Suffering.net
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