Posts Tagged ‘Mother Teresa’

What do Trump and Mother Teresa have in common?

Thursday, June 6th, 2024

Donald Trump has a long history of comparing himself to historical figures: Mona Lisa, Nelson Mandela, even Jesus Christ. Now, Mother Teresa can add herself to the growing list “I would say, in listening to the charges from the judge, who’s, as you know, very conflicted, and corrupt, because of the conflicting, very very corrupt, Mother Teresa could Read more

Amid probe, Mother Teresa nuns asked to reopen orphanage

Thursday, November 28th, 2019

The Jharkhand government in eastern India has asked Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity nuns to reopen their orphanage. The orphanage was shut down 16 months ago as police began probing baby-selling charges against the nuns. The orphanage is attached to a care centre the nuns run for unwed mothers. The government closed the orphanage after police Read more

Teresa’s dark night of soul determined her decisions

Monday, February 25th, 2019

New research carried out by the University of Birmingham’s Gëzim Alpion concludes that Mother Teresa’s dark night of the soul was triggered by childhood and that she had gnawing doubts about the existence of God to the end of her life. Dr Gëzim Alpion, who is based in the Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Read more

Sisters of Mother Teresa’s order sold children

Monday, July 9th, 2018

The superior of Mother Teresa’s order Missionaries of Charity, says an employee and two nuns from the hospital that cares for single mothers have been arrested. They allegedly sold a newborn to a couple for about €1,500. The three women have been taking newborns from single mothers and then selling them. “We are completely shocked Read more

New Swedish cardinal wants women advisors

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

The new Swedish cardinal, Anders Arborelius, has suggested Pope Francis consider creating a special advisory body of women. Their role would be similar to that of the College of Cardinals and would offer more opportunity for women’s leadership in the church. Francis made Arborelius Sweden’s first cardinal in a consistory on Wednesday. He said he Read more

The love that made St Teresa of Kolkata

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

It is always tempting to see the saints, not as individuals with the very human struggles that afflict us all, but surrounded with an aura of sanctity, symbolised by a halo. This does the saints a disservice as it dehumanises them; it does us a disservice as they seem too far removed from our own lives Read more

Mother Teresa’s 15 tips to help to be humble

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

While she was head of the Missionaries of Charity, Mother Teresa kept a list of ways to be humble for the sisters in her care. Speak as little as possible about yourself. Keep busy with your own affairs and not those of others. Avoid curiosity (she is referring to wanting to know things that should Read more

Former Time magazine journalist and his hard-sought interview with Mother Teresa

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

I did not expect that arranging an interview with Mother Teresa would be difficult. As Time magazine’s bureau chief in New Delhi in the late 1980s and ’90s, I frequently interviewed prime ministers, generals, political leaders and just about anyone in the news in south Asia. But repeated phone calls to the motherhouse of the Read more

NZ sceptics doubt Mother Teresa’s saintliness

Friday, September 9th, 2016

New Zealand’s sceptic community says Mother Teresa wasn’t all she was cracked up to be. The late Catholic nun and missionary has been declared a saint, which requires a candidate to perform at least two miracles during their lifetime. Mark Honeychurch from the NZ Skeptics Society says the two supposed miracles that led the way Read more

St Teresa and Princess Diana — unlikely friends

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

When I first arrived at the shelter for unmarried, pregnant women in Washington, D.C., to start my position as a live-in housemother for the Missionaries of Charity (Mother Teresa’s Sisters), I wasn’t quite sure what to think. The home was a lovely house located in a ritzy upper class neighborhood, complete with a white picket Read more