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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

Major Archbishop Baselios Cardinal Cleemis of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church.

What Mother Teresa's canonization means to the people of India

Sep 4, 2016

By Elise Harris

On September 4, Mother Teresa of Calcutta was officially declared a saint by Pope Francis.   Read more

Pope Francis.

Pope Francis: Mother Teresa shows us our 'vocation to charity'

Sep 4, 2016

By Hannah Brockhaus

More than just helping people in need, the Christian life must include the roots of charity, putting our entire lives... Read more

Official banner for Mother Teresa's canonization hangs on the facade of St. Peter's Basilica.

Mother Teresa has officially been declared a saint!

Sep 4, 2016

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis on Sunday officially declared Mother Teresa of Calcutta a saint of the Catholic Church in front of thousands... Read more

Mother Teresa circa 1994.

Pakistani Muslim: We should learn from Mother Teresa

Sep 3, 2016

By Elise Harris

As the canonization of Bl. Mother Teresa of Caluctta draws near, the son of a leading Muslim philanthropist in Pakistan... Read more

Sister Sally speaks at the Jubilee for Workers of Mercy and Volunteers.

Only sister to survive Yemen attack: despite danger, 'we chose to stay'

Sep 3, 2016

By Hannah Brockhaus

A year before a March 4 attack killed four sisters, the Missionaries of Charity opted not to leave, but to... Read more

Pope Francis speaks during an audience with workers and volunteers of mercy Sept. 3, 2016.

Pope: Calvary isn’t just a painting on the wall – it’s the reality of the poor

Sep 3, 2016

By Elise Harris

Mercy is not an abstract idea, but is rather expressed in concrete actions of love toward the poor and needy,... Read more

Missionaries of Charity at a prison in Rome. Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Mother Teresa once made an incognito visit to a prison in Rome

Sep 2, 2016

Twenty-two years ago, Mother Teresa of Calcutta quietly visited the Regina Coeli prison in Rome, and now, just days before... Read more

Mother Teresa by Chas Fagan. Courtesy of the Knights of Columbus.

Mother Teresa’s canonization portrait – and what the artist thought of her

Sep 1, 2016

By Matt Hadro

The canonization portrait of Bl. Mother Teresa, a copy of which will hang from St. Peter’s Basilica on Sunday, is... Read more

Mother Teresa in 1980.

Mother Teresa 'radically loved her neighbor'

Aug 31, 2016

By Hannah Brockhaus

Mother Teresa didn't try to solve all of the world's problems: she simply lived her life in radical service and... Read more

Missionaries of Charity.

Eucharist desecrated, Missionaries of Charity assaulted in Argentina

Aug 30, 2016

The community of the Missionaries of Charity in Mar del Plata, Argentina, became the target of criminals late last week,... Read more

Vatican encourages works of mercy through new social media campaign

Aug 30, 2016

By Elise Harris

In honor of all “workers and volunteers of mercy,” the Vatican is encouraging those who volunteer in different service opportunities... Read more

Mother Teresa prayer card for WYD pilgrims in Krakow, Poland on July 25, 2016.

Mother Teresa's global impact at center of UN exhibit

Aug 28, 2016

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Mother Teresa’s tireless work for the poor and her relevance for global affairs will be featured at the United Nations,... Read more

Mother Teresa circa 1994.

Reflections on Mother Teresa from her 'Apostle of the Rosary'

Aug 23, 2016

By Elise Harris

Women’s rights activist Reggie Littlejohn is known for her fierce work fighting forced abortion and gendercide in China, often through... Read more