Mother Teresa


American Minute with Bill Federer


Just five days after Princess Diana was killed, Mother Teresa died SEPTEMBER 5, 1997. The daughter of an Albanian grocer, she joined an order at age 18 and began working in the slums of Calcutta.

Starting the Missionaries of Charity, which care for the blind, aged, lepers, crippled, and dying, Mother Teresa stated:

“I see Jesus in every human being. I say to myself, this is hungry Jesus, I must feed him. This is sick Jesus. This one has leprosy or gangrene . . . I serve because I love Jesus.”

Phyllis Schlafly wrote in The Power of the Positive Woman (NY: Arlington House Publishers, 1978):

“Few women in history have ever known the career fulfillment that Mother Teresa has known. She is the Albanian nun who has made it her mission to minister to the poor and dying in Calcutta, India.

The English scholar Malcolm Muggeridge, a convert to Christianity, described the impressive saintliness of this humble nun: ‘Something of God’s love has rubbed off on Mother Teresa.’ She has become a living legend, acclaimed throughout the world-a career success and a happy woman by any standard. And Mother Teresa has said that men could never equal women in love and compassion.”

A Nobel Prize recipient, 83-year-old Mother Teresa spoke to 3,000 attendees, including President and Mrs. Clinton and Vice-President Al Gore at the National Prayer Breakfast, February 3, 1994:

“I feel that the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child, a direct killing of the innocent child, murder by the mother herself, and if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another?”

Mother Teresa continued:

“Please don’t kill the child . . . give me the child. I am willing to accept any child who would be aborted and to give that child to a married couple who will love the child and be loved by the child.”


The Moral Liberal contributing editor, William J. Federer, is the bestselling author of “Backfired: A Nation Born for Religious Tolerance no Longer Tolerates Religion,” and numerous other books. A frequent radio and television guest, his daily American Minute is broadcast nationally via radio, television, and Internet. Check out all of Bill’s books here.


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