Story: Mother Teresa was late for an appointment with John Paul II

The two saints met several times, but there’s one encounter that sheds light on how much the Holy Spirit was truly evident in Mother Teresa. Pope John Paul II and Mother Teresa met several times, but there’s one encounter that illuminates how much the Holy Spirit was truly present in Mother Teresa. It was recounted… Continue reading Story: Mother Teresa was late for an appointment with John Paul II

Ten Catholic women who changed the world

Mary O’Regan profiles 10 Catholic women who transformed the planet with their holiness, untiring work and incredible creativity 1. Phyllis Bowman On May 7 Britain lost arguably its most dynamic fighter for the unborn. Phyllis Bowman was a journalist on Fleet Street before she became involved in the parliamentary struggle for the rights of unborn… Continue reading Ten Catholic women who changed the world

Mother Teresa’s life: The happiest day

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… Continue reading Mother Teresa’s life: The happiest day

The beautiful meeting of John Paul II and Mother Teresa

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… Continue reading The beautiful meeting of John Paul II and Mother Teresa

The truth about Mother Teresa’s ‘atheism’

For long periods Mother Teresa perceived God’s seeming absence. But even in her most tortured moments she showed a trust in the will of God As is now well known, Mother Teresa of Calcutta suffered severe spiritual afflictions through much of her remarkable life: “This terrible sense of loss – this untold darkness – this… Continue reading The truth about Mother Teresa’s ‘atheism’

Mother Teresa’s terrifying premonition

Working at her side as the West prepared for war with Saddam Hussein, I saw her dread as she glimpsed the future of Middle Eastern Christianity Those of us who knew her feel a twinge of guilt writing about Blessed Teresa of Calcutta. Mother’s life was always about the other, about Jesus, and she did… Continue reading Mother Teresa’s terrifying premonition

Mother Teresa: What was she really like?

Women’s rights activist Reggie Littlejohn is known for her fierce work fighting forced abortion and gendercide in China, often through grilling speeches given before the U.S. Congress and the United Nations. However, what is less-known about Littlejohn is that before becoming a successful lawyer and founder of the Women’s Rights Without Frontiers organization, she spent… Continue reading Mother Teresa: What was she really like?

Militants in Yemen slaughters Mother Teresa nuns

Four nuns of the congregation of Charity Missionary founded by Mother Teresa were shot dead in Yemen by unknown gunmen who attacked the convent and the home for the elderly in the southern city of Aden today Friday 4th March, 2016. The nuns are among twelve (12) other deaths that were casualties of the attack. It’s said that… Continue reading Militants in Yemen slaughters Mother Teresa nuns

Pope Francis authorizes the Canonization of Mother Teresa

The Holy Father after a meeting with the Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, Cardinal Angelo Amato SDB, where they considered the two miracles attributed to Mother Teresa; the Holy Father officially authorized the canonization of Mother Teresa. “Pope Francis has confirmed that the curing of a Brazilian man suffering from multiple brain… Continue reading Pope Francis authorizes the Canonization of Mother Teresa

Missionaries of Charity close adoption services after changes to Indian law

The new rules have made it easier for single and divorced people to adopt Thirty orphanages in India run by the Missionaries of Charity, the religious congregation established by Mother Teresa, have closed their adoption services after changes in the law have made it easier for divorced and single people to adopt. “We have voluntarily… Continue reading Missionaries of Charity close adoption services after changes to Indian law

‘Minnesota’s Mother Teresa’ to receive private papal audience in Washington

Mary Jo Copeland, who founded Sharing and Caring Hands, will meet the pontiff on Thursday A Catholic servant of the poor from Minnesota whom some consider a living saint will have a private audience with Pope Francis in Washington on September 24. Mary Jo Copeland, 73, who founded Sharing and Caring Hands in 1985, will… Continue reading ‘Minnesota’s Mother Teresa’ to receive private papal audience in Washington