When Mother Teresa was given the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 for her humanitarian work it is said that she was asked, "What can we do to promote world peace?" Her reply? "Go home and love your family."
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Somber tributes were paid to Mother Teresa in India on what would have been her 101st birthday.
As CathNews India is reporting, ceremonies began w...
If Catholics wish to celebrate Mother Teresa's life in a reverent way, let them donate the costs of this vulgar and faintly punitive birthday celebration to an agency that offers single, poor women housing and support while pregnant.
Many of the saints did what Mother Teresa did -- founded a religious order, served the poor, led a life of heroic virtue. But few, if any -- perhaps none -- did so without any fruit in prayer.
The young mother who wakes up in the wee hours of the night to care for her child is every bit as saintly as the Catholic nun who spends hours and hours teaching children in an inner-city school.
By Fernando Alfonso
Religion News Service
(RNS) In a bid to honor what would have been Mother Teresa's 100th birthday on Aug. 26, the New York-based ...
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