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The canonization Mass for Saint Teresa of Calcutta, celebrated by Pope Francis on Sept. 4, 2016 in St. Peter's Square.

Mother Teresa's lawyer blasts new podcast likening her order to a cult

May 28, 2021

By Kate Scanlon

A new podcast that likens St. Teresa of Calcutta to a cult leader is full of “untruths and false accusations,”... Read more

Mother Teresa circa 1994.

Missionaries of Charity cancel Mother Teresa birthday celebrations due to COVID-19

Aug 27, 2020

The Missionaries of Charity canceled their customary birthday celebrations for their founder, Mother Teresa, this year after nine religious sisters... Read more

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From inspiration to adoption: A story of working with Mother Teresa

Sep 5, 2019

More than 20 years ago, Ann Pollak traveled to Calcutta, hoping to volunteer alongside Mother Teresa. The experience would spark... Read more

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Missionaries of Charity remember Mother Teresa’s birthday

Aug 26, 2019

Hundreds of Missionaries of Charity gathered at their headquarters on Monday to commemorate the birthday of the order’s founder, Mother... Read more

Pope Francis holds a small sculpture of Mother Teresa in Skopje's cathedral May 7, 2019.

Pope Francis in North Macedonia: History is written by people like Mother Teresa

May 7, 2019

By Courtney Mares

In the first-ever papal visit to North Macedonia Tuesday, Pope Francis lauded the lasting legacy of Mother Teresa, a saint... Read more

Pope Francis at Mass in Skopje, North Macedonia May 7, 2019.

Hunger for God, feed the poor, Pope Francis urges Macedonian Catholics

May 7, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Following the example of St. Mother Teresa of Kolkata, hunger for Jesus, partake in the Bread of Life, and then... Read more

Pope Francis arrives in Skopje, North Macedonia May 7, 2019.

Pope commends North Macedonians for respect among cultures, ethnic identities

May 7, 2019

Speaking to North Macedonian authorities Tuesday, Pope Francis commended the country for its tradition of peaceful coexistence among its variety... Read more

Pope Francis greets a woman before the general audience Dec. 19, 2018.

Pope Francis: Serve the sick with generosity

Jan 8, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

To serve the poor and sick in a generous manner is a powerful form of evangelization, Pope Francis said Tuesday... Read more

Pope Francis meets a Missionary of Charity at the canonization Mass of Mother Teresa Sept. 4, 2016.

Pope Francis to visit Mother Teresa's birthplace in 2019

Dec 13, 2018

By Courtney Mares

The Vatican announced Thursday that Pope Francis will travel to Bulgaria and Macedonia May 5-7, 2019, with a stop in... Read more

Mother Teresa circa 1994.

Head of Mother Teresa's order: she was like 'a mother to me'

Sep 5, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

For Sr. Mary Prema Pierick, Mother Teresa's impact did not come from her outward appearance, but from a personal encounter... Read more

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Mother Teresa was heroic – but maybe not for the reasons you think

Mar 8, 2018

By Elise Harris

There are many things about Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta that could be called heroic – her tireless service to... Read more

Mother Teresa in 1981.

'I was sure that it was Mother Teresa who healed me'

Sep 5, 2017

By Elise Harris

The Brazilian man who received the miracle allowing for Mother Teresa’s canonization says that he and his wife were ordinary believers... Read more

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'Hello. My name is Mother Teresa. I just wanted to give you my card.'

Sep 4, 2017

By Kate Veik

It happened on the most ordinary day, in the most ordinary of places.  Read more

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This journalist first told the world about Mother Teresa

Sep 4, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

The American reporter who first brought news of Mother Teresa’s work to an international audience still remembers the day in... Read more

Relic of Mother Teresa.

Chicago archdiocese to receive relic of Saint Teresa of Calcutta

Aug 31, 2017

On Sept. 5, Saint Mark's Parish in the Archdiocese of Chicago will receive a first class relic of Saint Teresa... Read more

Mother Teresa and John Paul II, May 25, 1983.

The happiest day of Mother Teresa's life

Dec 22, 2016

By Mary Farrow

It’s been said that saints often come in pairs.  Read more

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Bishop Conley: You actually don't have to vote for either

Sep 30, 2016

Catholics who can't in good conscience vote for either major presidential candidate are well within their rights to pick a... Read more

This couple spent their honeymoon helping Mother Teresa's nuns

Sep 10, 2016

Among the thousands of people who came to Rome to participate in the canonization of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, were... Read more

Mother Teresa of Calcutta circa 1986 at a public pro-life meeting in Bonn, Germany.

Mother Teresa's unfulfilled wish: to serve the poor in China

Sep 5, 2016

By Hannah Brockhaus

It’s a little-known fact that near the end of her life, Mother Teresa went to China three times in order... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on Dec. 16, 2015.

Pope offers pizza lunch to 1,500 poor after Mother Teresa canonization

Sep 4, 2016

By Elise Harris

On the occasion of the canonization of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Pope Francis has decided to offer a pizza lunch... Read more