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Mark Houck gives a speech at the Men's March in Boston on Oct. 15, 2022.

Mark Houck: My family’s photo is on Mother Teresa’s tomb

Oct 17, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

The Catholic pro-life father of seven who was arrested last month after a controversial FBI raid at his home, says... Read more

“Mother Teresa: No Greater Love” and “Saint Michael: Meet the Angel” are both back in theaters by popular demand.

Two Catholic movies back in theaters for encores after stellar showings

Oct 12, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

American moviegoers will be able to see “Saint Michael: Meet the Angel” in theaters Oct. 12 and Oct. 13 and... Read more

Mother Teresa (left) smiles during Mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Atlanta, Georgia, on June 12, 1996.

Mother Teresa’s feast day: 25 quotes on living life beautifully

Sep 5, 2022

By Katie Yoder

When St. Teresa of Kolkata, India, passed away 25 years ago, she left behind guidance on how to live a... Read more

“Mother Teresa: No Greater Love” is airing in more than 960 theaters across the United States Oct. 3-4.

Film about Mother Teresa to hit theaters in October

Aug 23, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

A film presenting the life of St. Teresa of Calcutta, commonly referred to as Mother Teresa, will be premiering in... Read more

Bishop Eugenio Salazar Mora kneels before the superior of the Missionaries of Charity expelled from Nicaragua on July 6, 2022.

Costa Rican bishop receives Missionaries of Charity expelled from Nicaragua

Jul 12, 2022

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Bishop Eugenio Salazar Mora of Tilarán-Liberia in Costa Rica greeted the nuns one by one and knelt as he greeted... Read more

Missionaries of Charity leave Nicaragua on July 6, 2022.

Missionaries of Charity expelled from Nicaragua

Jul 7, 2022

By Walter Sanchez Silva

The action is the latest in religious persecutions that have escalated there in the last four years. Read more

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Ortega government orders dissolution of Missionaries of Charity in Nicaragua

Jun 29, 2022

By CNA Staff

The order to shut down the sisters and 100 other nongovernmental organizations was requested by a Sandinista legislator in a... Read more

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Mother Teresa’s former secretary to lead Missionaries of Charity

Mar 15, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Sister Joseph Michael is the 3rd person to lead the order since St. Teresa of Calcutta’s death. Read more

Faces of the martyrs of Yemen.

Six years ago today these religious sisters died in Yemen

On March 4, 2018, four Missionaries of Charity were killed by ISIS in Aden, Yemen. Read more

Missionaries of Charity house, Kolkata India.

In reversal, Missionaries of Charity in India again permitted to receive foreign donations

Jan 8, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The Missionaries of Charity have been cleared to receive and use foreign funding in India, after the religious order founded... Read more

Missionaries of Charity house, Calcutta, India.

Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity seek swift fix after Indian government blocks foreign donations

Dec 28, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Supporters of Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity reacted with surprise and concern to the Indian government’s ruling that the organization... Read more

Pope Francis visits the Bethlehem Center in Bratislava, Slovakia, Sept. 13, 2021.

Pope Francis visits former ‘Bronx of Slovakia’ transformed by Mother Teresa’s nuns

Sep 13, 2021

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The pope toured the Bethlehem Center, which has helped the homeless since 1997. Read more

A Missionary of Charity in Rome, Sept. 16, 2017.

Missionaries of Charity and 14 disabled children from Kabul arrive at Rome airport

Aug 26, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The children were residents of an orphanage founded by the sisters in 2006. 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

After 15 months, Missionary of Charity accused of child trafficking granted bail

Sep 30, 2019

A religious sister with the Missionaries of Charity has been released on bail 25 months after her arrest. She is... Read more

Mother Teresa.

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

Sr. Mary Prema Pierick, superior general of the Missionaries of Charity, speaks at the Vatican, Sept. 2, 2016.

Missionaries of Charity express sorrow over scandal, openness to just inquiry

Jul 18, 2018

By CNA Staff

The superior general of the Missionaries of Charity said Tuesday the congregation is “deeply saddened and grieved” by the alleged... Read more

Missionary of Charity sister prays the rosary.

Missionaries of Charity sister arrested in baby-selling investigation

Jul 5, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

Two women affiliated with the Missionaries of Charity, one a religious sister and the other an employee, have been arrested... Read more

Mother Teresa.

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

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