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  • The happiest day of Mother Teresa's life

    10/21/2016 8:48:07 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 3 replies
    The Catholic World Report ^ | October 21, 2016
    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 intersected many times during her time as Mother Superior of the Missionaries of Charity, and his pontificate. When John Paul II came to visit Mother Teresa’s home in the heart of the slums in Kolkata in 1986, Mother Teresa called it “the happiest day of...
  • Op-ed: Sainthood for Mother Teresa exposes the delusion of religion

    09/11/2016 4:48:33 AM PDT · by detective · 43 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Sep 10 2016 | Gregory A. Clark
    In canonizing Mother Teresa as a saint ("Pope declares Mother Teresa a saint," Sept. 5), the pope publicly confirmed the essential tenets of Catholicism: That God could have stopped Catholic priests from raping altar boys. But, overall, He didn't want to. And millions throughout the world rejoiced in this good news. Such is religion.
  • When Malcolm Muggeridge Met Mother Teresa

    09/08/2016 7:59:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | September 8, 2016 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- Pope Francis canonized Mother Teresa on Sunday. She was a celestial figure to many for sweating away in Calcutta, India, with "the poorest of the poor." By that oft-used term meant the poor for whom a government poverty line would be a luxury. Mother Teresa took in street urchins, the hopelessly sick and the dying -- lost souls who were at death's door. They were the poor that we Americans can hardly imagine. For the most part, one has to travel to the slums of backward countries to encounter them. I first became aware of Mother Teresa in...
  • 22 Years Ago, The Clintons Pulled A Colin Kaepernick On Mother Teresa

    09/05/2016 3:56:52 PM PDT · by PROCON · 9 replies ^ | Sep. 5, 2016 | Peggy Hartshorn
    It’s hard to overstate the symbolic power of sitting down. Today, a football player’s refusal to stand for the National Anthem has garnered headline upon headline. Twenty-two years ago, a seated couple protested one of the world’s most beloved figures. In a truly iconic American scene that still captures the attention—and confusion—of the Washington elite, then-President Bill Clinton and his wife, Hillary, sat in stunned silence amid a standing ovation that followed Mother Teresa’s address at the National Prayer Breakfast. The applause lasted a solid five minutes after Mother Teresa’s address. Long before the days of “virtue-signaling,” however, the Clintons...
  • 10 Inspiring Mother Teresa Quotes

    09/05/2016 2:59:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | September 5, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    Mother Teresa was canonized on Sunday by Pope Francis, and will now be known as St. Teresa of Calcutta. She was the founder of the Missionaries of Charity, and was the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize laureate. Here are some of her most inspiring and thought-provoking quotes:1. "If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other." 2."I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love." 3. “I see somebody dying, I pick him up. I find somebody hungry, I give him food. He can...
  • Remembering When Mother Teresa Left Hillary Clinton in Stunned Silence on Abortion

    09/04/2016 9:31:23 PM PDT · by Cronos · 55 replies
    Life News ^ | March 16, 2016 | David Andrusko
    In 1994 Mother Teresa delivered a no-hold-barred pro-life speech at the National Prayer Breakfast in front of Clinton, her equally pro-abortion husband, then-President Bill Clinton, and Al and Tipper Gore.But I feel that the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child, a direct killing of the innocent child, murder by the mother herself. And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another? How do we persuade a woman not to have an abortion? As always, we must...
  • Why The Left Hates Mother Teresa Of Calcutta

    09/04/2016 4:35:57 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 26 replies ^ | September 4, 2016 | Thomas D. Williams, PH.D
    As the world awaits Mother Teresa’s canonization Sunday, one mystery remains: why the international Left still harbors such hatred for a diminutive religious sister who spent her entire life serving the poorest of the poor. After all, with her inexhaustible dedication to alleviating poverty and assisting the needy, Mother Teresa should be an icon of liberals the world over. Instead, we find that the Left showers her not with affection and praise, but with scorn and disdain.
  • Why the Left Hates Mother Teresa of Calcutta

    09/03/2016 8:16:05 AM PDT · by xzins · 109 replies
    Breitbard ^ | 3 Sep 16 | THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D
    As the world awaits Mother Teresa’s canonization Sunday, one mystery remains: why the international Left still harbors such hatred for a diminutive religious sister who spent her entire life serving the poorest of the poor. After all, with her inexhaustible dedication to alleviating poverty and assisting the needy, Mother Teresa should be an icon of liberals the world over. Instead, we find that the Left showers her not with affection and praise, but with scorn and disdain. On September 1, The Washington Post published an article titled “Why Mother Teresa Is Still No Saint to Many of Her Critics,” citing...
  • Eucharist desecrated, Missionaries of Charity assaulted in Argentina

    08/31/2016 11:37:55 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 13 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | August 30, 2016 | CNA/EWTN News
    Missionaries of Charity The community of the Missionaries of Charity in Mar del Plata, Argentina, became the target of criminals late last week, as three men broke in, beat the sisters and desecrated their chapel. According to reports, three unidentified men entered the house of the community – which was founded by Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta – at around 7:30 p.m. Thursday, August 25. After beating and gagging the five sisters who reside there so they could not cry for help, the criminals ransacked every corner of the house and finally took 50 Argentinian pesos (approximately $3.30), which was...
  • Bl. Mother Teresa: "every abortion is the denial of receiving Jesus"

    04/20/2016 11:40:19 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    youtube ^ | Published on Dec 30, 2014 | Matthew Olson
    Mother Teresa at the National Prayer Breakfast, on 3 February 1994.
  • Mother Teresa To Be Canonized on September 4

    03/15/2016 3:18:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies ^ | March 15, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    Mother Teresa, or Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, will be declared a saint in the Roman Catholic Church on September 4, Pope Francis announced on Tuesday. While it was announced in December that she had been cleared for sainthood, her date of canonization was announced today. Affectionately known as the "saint of the gutter" for her unconditional ?love ?for the poor, abandoned and marginalized, Mother Teresa earned several international honors, including the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979. She was beatified in 2003 by Pope John Paul II after being attributed to a first miracle, answering an Indian woman's prayers to cure...
  • Vatican set to approve Mother Teresa elevation to sainthood

    03/15/2016 3:12:35 AM PDT · by detective · 27 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | March 14, 2016
    The Vatican committee that approves elevations to sainthood will meet Tuesday to consider a recommendation that Mother Teresa of Calcutta becomes Saint Teresa, the Holy See announced on Monday. With the long-awaited decision seen as a formality, Pope Francis is expected to sign a decree approving the canonisation of the 1979 Nobel peace prize winner and set a date and venue for it to happen.
  • Vatican announces consistory to approve canonization of Mother Teresa

    03/10/2016 10:15:09 AM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies ^ | March 7, 2016 | Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis will preside over a consistory to approve the canonization of five men and women, including Blessed Teresa of Kolkata, the Vatican announced. The March 15 consistory will also determine the approval of canonization of Argentine "gaucho priest," Blessed Jose Gabriel del Rosario Brochero and Blessed Jose Sanchez del Rio, a 14-year-old Mexican boy martyred for refusing to renounce his faith during the Cristero War of the 1920s, the Vatican said March 7. The meeting of cardinals and promoters of the sainthood causes, also known as an "ordinary public consistory," formally ends the process of...
  • Catholic Caucus: The Clintons abuse of a saint-to-be

    12/21/2015 12:57:45 AM PST · by topher · 6 replies
    Vanity/Various | 21-December-2015
    In the 1994 Prayer Breakfast in Washington DC, people are seen giving Mother Teresa of Calcutta a loud standing ovation. Of course, the cameras show Bill and Hillary Clinton, as well as the Gores, sitting and almost frowning at the end of this 'rousing speech about the family'. Later, the Clintons tried to adopt a baby/child from Mother Teresa's Foundation. However, they could not as Mother Teresa had a strict policy not to give a child in adoption to a couple who had done things that prevented them from having children (contraception/abortion). Because of the timing of the Death of...
  • Mother Teresa set for sainthood after Pope attributes second miracle

    12/18/2015 5:17:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    DPA international ^ | December 18, 2015 | Alvise Armellini
    Vatican City (dpa) - Mother Teresa's path to sainthood was cleared Friday, after the Vatican confirmed that Pope Francis had approved a decision to attribute a second miracle to the Catholic nun who dedicated her life to India's poor. Italian bishops' newspaper Avvenire first reported Thursday, on Francis' 79th birthday, that the pontiff ratified the findings of the Vatican's saint-making committee on the miraculous healing of a man suffering from serious brain disease. The patient from Santos, Brazil, was diagnosed with "viral brain infection that resulted in multiple abscesses with triventricular hydrocephalus," Father Brian Kolodiejchuk, the prelate steering Teresa's canonization,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Mother Teresa miracle approved, sainthood set for September

    12/18/2015 6:34:31 AM PST · by topher · 19 replies
    RNS - Religion ^ | Dec 17, 2015 | David Gibson and Rosie Scammell
    VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis celebrated his 79th birthday on Thursday (Dec. 17) with a gift to the many devotees of Mother Teresa of Calcutta: The pontiff gave final clearance for “the saint of the gutters” to become an official saint. Francis took the step by signing a decree declaring that the inexplicable 2008 recovery of a Brazilian man who suddenly woke from a coma caused by a viral brain infection was due to the intercession of the Albanian-born nun, who died in 1997.
  • Catholic Caucus: Movie "The Letters" [of Mother Teresa]

    12/05/2015 6:11:15 AM PST · by topher · 21 replies [Internet Movie Database Web Site] ^ | December 5, 2015 | + Vanity
    Note the movie is scheduled to be released in April, 2016 (which is subject to change). Almost any details about the movie requires a subscription to IMDBpro. Normally, IMDB is a very good source on Movies. However, it appears this movie is in theatres, and was released yesterday. More information will be available closer to the Release Date. There is a Movie Trailer/Clip at this FACEBOOK URL: time goes on, the location of this movie clip may change.
  • UN uses Mother Teresa to push pro-gay campaign

    11/11/2015 5:46:20 AM PST · by wagglebee · 3 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/10/15 | Steve Weatherbe
    NEW YORK CITY, November 10, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – "Free and Equal," a United Nations campaign advancing homosexual interests, is using pictures of a candidate for Catholic sainthood, Mother Teresa of Calcutta, and her words to promote its agenda. Susan Yoshihara of C-FAM, The Center for Family and Human Rights, says the whole campaign is a fraud, so it is no surprise that it is misleading people by suggesting that devoutly Catholic Mother Teresa supported the homosexual agenda. "If what this campaign stood for was really true, they wouldn't need to lie about Mother Teresa, who was always faithful to the...
  • The American Minute: Mother Teresa of Calcutta

    09/06/2015 8:34:55 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 8 replies
    Born in 1910, she joined a Catholic religious order at age 18 and began working in the slums of Calcutta, India. She founded the Missionaries of Charity, and was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1979. This was Mother Teresa of Calcutta. Malcolm Muggeridge, a British Journalist who had converted to Christianity, wrote in "The Human Holocaust," ( Human Life Review, 1980): " Mother Calcutta, goes to great trouble to have brought into her Home for Dying Derelicts, castaways left to die in the streets. They may survive for no more than a quarter of an hour, but in that...
  • NO! Empire State Building refuses to light up in honor of Mother Teresa (a reminder)

    07/19/2015 9:14:08 AM PDT · by Ge0ffrey · 21 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | Adam Lisberg /
    The Empire State Building has a message for Mother Teresa - you don't deserve to be honored in lights. "As a privately owned building, ESB has a specific policy against any other lighting for religious figures or requests by religions and religious organizations," said Anthony Malkin, head of the family company that owns the building.
  • Sister Nirmala Joshi, Successor to Mother Teresa, Dies at 81

    06/26/2015 12:14:41 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Sister Nirmala Joshi, who succeeded Mother Teresa as head of the Roman Catholic order Missionaries of Charity, died Tuesday in Kolkata, India, where the organization is based. She was 81. Her health had been declining, the order said, but it did not specify the cause of death. In its obituary, the Vatican newspaper, l’Osservatore Romano, said she had been elected superior of the order even though she had an incurable form of malaria that gave her constant fevers. Sister Nirmala was selected to lead the charity six months before the death of Mother Teresa, its founder, in 1997. Mother Teresa...
  • Love is Lifting Me Higher -- A Homily for the Fourth Sunday of Lent

    03/15/2015 7:17:47 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    Archiocese of Washington ^ | 03-14-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Your Love is Lifting Me Higher – A Homily for the Fourth Sunday of Lent By: Msgr. Charles PopeThe readings in today’s Mass speak to us of our desperate condition, and how God’s abiding love has not only set us free, but also lifted us higher. God was not content to restore us to some earthy garden, paradise though it was. No, he has so loved the world that he sent his Son who has opened heaven itself for us and given us a new, transformed and eternal life.Let's look at some of the themes and ponder that God works...
  • The Great Jewish Hope (This Navy SEAL who works to help veterans is entering politics)

    03/12/2015 10:32:22 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 8 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 19, 2015 | Bill McMorris
    If Eric Greitens sent you his résumé, you wouldn’t believe it. But maybe you have some time to kill and figure why not call him up, go to his home in Missouri, and catch him in a lie. “Very impressive resume, Mr. Greitens. A Navy SEAL and a Rhodes Scholar? Sure buddy, and I’m Mother Teresa … oh, so now you’ve worked with Mother Teresa …” Eric Greitens The conversation could go on like this for hours. You’d hear how he spent his Duke University years tending to victims of poverty and genocide from Calcutta to Rwanda, that after Oxford...
  • Osama bin Laden, Meet Mother Teresa

    02/12/2015 2:46:20 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | February 12, 2015 | Jerry Newcombe
    Osama bin Laden, meet Mother Teresa. Salvation Army, meet the Taliban. After all, you’re just different sides of the same coin anyway, or so says President Obama essentially. Last week, Obama famously used the National Prayer Breakfast to scold Christians for having more than their fair share of scalawags who have “hijacked” their religion, lest we judge these professed Muslims who are killing, raping, and pillaging all over the world. Thus, there is a moral equivalence between Islam and Christianity. We all have our good and our bad apples. He said, "Unless we get on our high horse and think...
  • Atheist group attacks Mother Teresa — while on mission to improve image!

    02/05/2015 6:14:57 AM PST · by Kyle Olson · 19 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 2/5/15 | Olaf Ekberg
    The Freedom From Religion Foundation is trying to “improve the image of atheists.” Never mind much of their “image” problem is self-inflicted. When it was proposed that a piece of leftover rubble, that many believe resembled a cross, be included as a part of the World Trade Center Memorial, the American Atheists organization released a statement saying, “The WTC cross has become a Christian icon. It has been blessed by so-called holy men and presented as a reminder that their god, who couldn’t be bothered to stop the Muslim terrorists or prevent 3,000 people from being killed in his name,...
  • Mother Teresa, ISIS and Abortion

    09/18/2014 10:38:19 AM PDT · by dignitasnews · 2 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | September 18, 2014 | Ryan L Gavini
    Mother Teresa died in 1997 but her view on abortion has a relevance to the infamous group known as ISIS. Let me first take you back in 1987 when I personally saw this legendary woman. She came to the Philippines to inaugurate the Home for the Dying. This is one of the many homes she was operating in more than 100 countries all across the world. I was a high school seminarian when she spoke to us in our chapel. I was one of the many who were spiritually and deeply moved by her saintly presence. What I could not...
  • Death Comes to the Bishop

    04/09/2014 5:48:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | April 9, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    There are bishops and there are bishops. Indeed, the Diocese of Little Rock had four of them before a priest named Andrew McDonald came out of Savannah, Ga., to become the fifth, and Lord willing there will be many others to come after. Yet when people in these parts referred to the bishop, there was no doubt whom they meant. For the bishop would spend 28 years here in Arkansas, and many had known no other. Yes, there were bishops before the Very Rev. Andrew J. McDonald and there would be other bishops after him, but there was none like...
  • The War Against Children

    01/28/2014 1:00:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | January 28, 2014 | Susan Stamper Brown
    “…that unborn child has been carved in the hand of God from conception and is called by God to love…” – Mother TeresaMountains are neither fair nor unfair to those of us who scale them. Those who resolve to make it to the top, do so step-by-step, with no favors from the mountain. I thought about this today while on an 8-mile mostly uphill cleat-clad run. With Alaskan temperatures pleasingly mild for this time of year, I had to get outside to clear my head after a week filled with toxic politics and disappointing news about our president whose choice...
  • Mother Teresa: Every Abortion is a Rejection of Jesus

    12/28/2013 5:57:13 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 10 replies ^ | December 26, 2013 | Michael W. Chapman
    “But I feel that the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because Jesus said, ‘If you receive a little child, you receive me,’” said Mother Teresa. “So every abortion is the denial of receiving Jesus, is the neglect of receiving Jesus. It is really a war against the child, a direct killing of the innocent child, murder by the mother herself.”
  • The Imminent Abortion Legalization in Brazil and the Pope

    07/30/2013 5:17:06 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 11 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    The Imminent Abortion Legalization in Brazil: the Pope Has Spoken… That It Was Not Necessary to Speak! By Julio Severo The international media has been in frenzy about pope’s statements on homosexuality. Usually, when Christians speak about homosexual issues, the media do not forgive: the barrage of attacks is endless. I have been a victim of such attacks, and I have written many articles defending (Catholic and Protestant) Christians under such attacks. In the pope’s case, there were no attacks. Apparently, some of his words were misrepresented. But, overall, he was celebrated by the international press. I will not...
  • Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the life and legacy of Mother Teresa (Catholic Caucus)

    12/17/2010 6:12:52 PM PST · by Coleus · 11 replies
    The Library of Congress ^ | September 14, 2010 | Rep. Jeff Fortenberry
    H.RES.1615 -- Whereas Mother Teresa was born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu on August 26, 1910, in Skopje, Macedonia; (Introduced in House - IH) HRES 1615 IH111th CONGRESS 2d Session H. RES. 1615 Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the birth, and honoring the life and legacy, of Mother Teresa. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES September 14, 2010 Mr. FORTENBERRY submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs RESOLUTION Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the birth, and honoring the life and legacy, of Mother Teresa. Whereas Mother Teresa was born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu on August 26, 1910, in...
  • Catholic Caucus: California Gov Candidate Jerry Brown using Mother Teresa to get elected

    09/18/2010 8:12:52 PM PDT · by topher · 9 replies
  • Louisiana Abortion Clinic Shut Down for Ignoring “Most Basic” Medical Practices

    09/07/2010 2:29:11 PM PDT · by topher · 19 replies ^ | September 7, 2010 | By Peter J. Smith
    Tuesday September 7, 2010 Louisiana Abortion Clinic Shut Down for Ignoring “Most Basic” Medical Practices By Peter J. SmithSHREVEPORT, Louisiana, September 7, 2010 ( – The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has invoked its authority under a new law to suspend the operations of an abortion facility after an investigation showed that it was endangering women’s lives by giving them substandard care.According to the Shreveport Times, the DHH revoked the operating license of Hope Medical Group for Women in Shreveport, after agents found the abortion facility’s staff failed to provide women a physical examination prior to abortions, or...
  • Postal Service Thanked for Mother Teresa Stamp, Ceremony Honors Her

    09/07/2010 9:12:00 AM PDT · by julieee · 7 replies ^ | September 7, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Postal Service Thanked for Mother Teresa Stamp, Ceremony Honors Her Washington, DC -- The pro-life Catholic group that organized the petition in favor of the Postal Service issuing a stamp honoring pro-life luminary Mother Teresa is thankful to see the stamp issued. Meanwhile, those gathered for a special service in Washington, D.C., remembered her pro-life outreach.
  • Post Office Issues Mother Teresa Stamp, Will Buyers Remember Pro-Life View?

    09/06/2010 3:37:40 PM PDT · by julieee · 2 replies · 1+ views ^ | September 6, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Post Office Issues Mother Teresa Stamp, Will Buyers Remember Pro-Life View? The U.S. Postal Service’s issuance of a stamp in honor of the late Mother Teresa shows just how monumental a figure the diminutive sister was in 20th century life. Mother Teresa embodied Christianity in action—preferential treatment for the poor, tireless self-giving, a beacon of joy in the midst of the world’s darkness. But I just wonder how many people who purchase a Mother Teresa stamp will reflect upon her courageous pro-life stand?
  • Mother Teresa - ignored and hated

    09/02/2010 6:52:06 AM PDT · by MarianoApologeticus · 19 replies
    Examiner ^ | September 2, 2010 AD | Mariano Grinbank
    It is surely to the glory of God that his servants are so often utterly hated and ignored by the world. On the other hand, what sort of examples do we want popularized in the media and pop-culture? Tiger Woods, Paris Hilton, Mark Sanford, et al. or Mother Teresa? The The Associated Press reports on the latest attempt to forget the saintly in “Empire State Bldg unlit for Mother Teresa’s b’day”:...
  • With this stamp, the U.S. Postal Service recognizes Mother Teresa (Did you get yours yet?)

    08/26/2010 3:39:09 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USPS>com ^ | 08-26-10 |
    Mother TeresaWith this stamp, the U.S. Postal Service recognizes Mother Teresa, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 for her humanitarian work. Noted for her compassion toward the poor and suffering, Mother Teresa, a diminutive Roman Catholic nun and honorary U.S. citizen, served the sick and destitute of India and the world for nearly 50 years. Her humility and compassion, as well as her respect for the innate worth and dignity of humankind, inspired people of all ages and backgrounds to work on behalf of the world’s poorest populations.Mother Teresa, an ethnic Albanian, was born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu on...
  • Pro-Abortion ‘Catholic’ Groups Oppose Mother Teresa Honor

    08/20/2010 9:55:39 PM PDT · by topher · 29 replies
    Friday August 20, 2010 Pro-Abortion ‘Catholic’ Groups Oppose Mother Teresa Honor August 20, 2010 ( - The Catholic League has for months been on a campaign to have the Empire State Building light its towers to honor the centenary of the late Mother Teresa on August 26.  While the owners of the Building have done so for other anniversaries, including the 60th anniversary of the Chinese communist regime, they have refused to honor Mother Teresa by lighting its towers.  Several pro-abortion groups which refer to themselves as Catholic have signed on to a statement affirming the decision by officials from...
  • Pro-Abortion Activists Oppose Mother Teresa [Ecumenical]

    08/20/2010 9:41:43 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 8 replies
    Catholic League ^ | 08/20/2010 | n/a
    The following letterheads have signed a statement affirming the decision by officials from the Empire State Building not to light the towers on Mother Teresa's centenary: Catholics for Choice Call to Action Chicago Women-Choice DignityUSA FOSIL National Coalition of American Nuns New Ways Ministry Roman Catholic Womenpriests—USA Take Back Our Church Women's Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual Women's Ordination Conference Catholic League president Bill Donohue responded this way: If all the dues-paying members of these organizations were assembled together in one spot, they would easily fit into a phone booth. No matter, these ex-Catholics are so pro-abortion that they...
  • [CATHOLIC CAUCUS] Protest rally organized at Empire State Building on birthday of Bl. Mother Teresa

    08/06/2010 5:18:30 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    CNA ^ | 8/6/2010
    New York City, N.Y., Aug 6, 2010 / 02:59 pm (CNA).- Responding to the Empire State Building's refusal to display lights in honor of Bl. Mother Teresa's 100th birthday later this month, the Catholic League is organizing a protest at the national landmark. Media attention spotlighted the controversy caused by Empire State Building manager Anthony Malkin's refusal of a request by the Catholic League to light the iconic facility with the blue and white colors of Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity on August 26.“The Empire State Building (ESB) celebrates many cultures and causes in the world community with iconic lightings,...
  • The day Mother Teresa told me, "Your poverty is greater than ours"

    07/05/2010 6:34:59 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 16 replies ^ | 07/05/2010 | Dan Wooding
    ...As a young reporter, I immediately warmed to this gentle woman who went on to win the Nobel Peace Prize, for she had seen more poverty than anyone I had ever met. Speaking in the founding, festering slum where she made her simple home, I was surprised to hear her express pity for the "poverty-stricken West." "The spiritual poverty of the Western World is much greater than the physical poverty of our people," she told me, as the fan whirred above us, trying to alleviate the unbearable heat of that Indian city. Emptiness "You, in the West, have millions of...
  • USS Intrepid honors (Mother) Teresa

    06/17/2010 3:31:34 AM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies · 323+ views
    NY Post ^ | June 15, 2010 | SALLY GOLDENBERG
    The iconic museum announced yesterday it would glow in blue and white on Aug. 26 to honor Mother Teresa on what would have been her 100th birthday -- a tribute the Empire State Building has refused to make, sparking fury across the city. "We'd be thrilled to represent what Mother Teresa has done in terms of public service. We are the essence of public service. We give back every day," said Susan Marenoff, executive director of the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. She refused to criticize Empire State Building owner Anthony Malkin, who has been criticized by Catholic groups...
  • NY service day to fete famed nun, not lit building

    06/10/2010 4:34:00 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 6 replies · 261+ views
    hosted ^ | Jun 10
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Since the Empire State Building owner won't light the landmark skyscraper for Mother Teresa, New York City officials are planning a day of service instead. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn says she is also calling on New Yorkers to put battery-operated lights in their windows. The day of honor is Aug. 26, which would have been her 100th birthday.
  • Effort to have Empire State Building honor Mother Teresa mobilizes 40,000

    06/09/2010 5:50:24 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies · 46+ views
    CNA ^ | 6/9/2010
    New York City, N.Y., Jun 9, 2010 / 06:11 am (CNA).- The Catholic League’s efforts to have Blessed Mother Teresa honored on her 100th birthday in the lighting scheme for the Empire State Building continue. The proposal now has the backing of a leading New York City councilwoman, which a Catholic League spokesman was a sign of the famous religious sister’s widespread admiration. The Catholic organization wanted the building to display blue and white lights, the color of Mother Teresa’s order, on the religious sister’s 100th birthday, but its request was declined by the building’s management.New York City Council...
  • NY's Empire State Bldg says 'no' to Mother Teresa

    06/08/2010 6:36:37 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 12 replies · 43+ views
    hosted ^ | Jun 8 | VERENA DOBNIK
    NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City's Empire State Building said "yes" to Mariah Carey, dog shows, cancer charities - and even the 60th anniversary of communist China. But the landmark skyscraper's owners have declined to illuminate it in honor of the late Mother Teresa.....
  • Screw Mother Teresa - We Celebrate Communism

    06/08/2010 2:23:55 PM PDT · by Erin Brown · 6 replies · 27+ views
    Three Fingers of Politics ^ | 06/08/2010 | SkinnieMinnie
    August 26, 2010 will have been Mother Teresa’s 100th birthday. To honor her birthday, the Catholic League, led by Bill Donahue, has put in a formal request to the building managers of the Empire State Building to light up the building in blue and white on August 26th. According to the Catholic League, Empire State Building officials denied the request. In an of itself, that might not spark a lot of interest for most people. What is interesting and frankly, disgusting, is that Empire State Building officials happily honored the 60th Anniversary of the Chinese communist revolution, last September.
  • Catholic League petitioning Empire State Building to honor Mother Teresa

    05/14/2010 8:09:01 AM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies · 244+ views
    cna ^ | May 14, 2010
    New York City, N.Y., May 14, 2010 / 08:27 am (CNA).- The Catholic League has launched a petition protesting the Empire State Building’s denial of an application to have the skyscraper’s lighting scheme commemorate Mother Teresa’s 100th birthday. The organization sees a double standard in the decision, citing previous honors for the anniversary of China’s Communist Revolution.In February Catholic League president Bill Donohue submitted an application on August 26 to the Empire State Building Lighting Partners to have the New York City building feature blue and white lights, the color of the religious habits worn by Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of...

    05/14/2010 4:07:12 AM PDT · by mware · 10 replies · 490+ views
    Catholic League ^ | May 13, 2010 | Catholic League
    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the latest developments regarding the decision by officials from the Empire State Building to deny Mother Teresa the honor of having her colors of blue and white shine from the building's tower on August 26, the day the U.S. Postal Service is commemorating the 100th anniversary of her birth: Daniel Hernandez, a PR specialist hired by the Empire State Building, has a nice job: he was hired to say he doesn't know anything [click here]. When asked by Jeffrey Scott Shapiro, an investigative journalist reporting for Fox News, about the decision to stiff...
  • “Any controversy has since faded” (Postmaster General to dedicate Mother Teresa stamp)

    05/13/2010 6:29:32 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 4 replies · 165+ views
    Washington D.C. (CNA/EWTN News) -- The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has announced that the Postmaster General will dedicate its new stamp honoring Mother Teresa on Sept. 5 at a ceremony at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.
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    05/06/2010 1:08:01 PM PDT · by julieee · 2 replies · 216+ views ^ | May 6, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
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