Mother Teresa’s Canonization is Just What Our Culture Needs

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By: Scott Zipperle
Posted on: August 31, 2016

Mother Teresa’s Canonization is Just What Our Culture Needs


August 16, 2016
CONTACT: Brendan Bradley

Shirley & Banister Public Affairs


Political Normalization of Abortion at Odds with Universal Message of Love

ALEXANDRIA, VA – On September 4, 2016, Blessed Mother Teresa will become an official canonized saint of the Catholic church, “St. Teresa of Calcutta” in ceremony led by Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican.

“Mother Teresa is one of my personal heroes. I am incredibly blessed to have had the opportunity to volunteer in Calcutta with her sisters, and on one occasion to have met Mother Teresa,” said Jeanne Mancini, President of the March for Life Education and Defense Fund. “Against the backdrop of having lost 57 million Americans to abortion since it was legalized in the United States, and living in a culture where one of our presidential candidates now advocates for abortion on demand at any time in pregnancy, paid for by taxpayer dollars, the world is in desperate need of Mother Teresa’s message of love and respect for human dignity more than ever.”

“On September 4th, Blessed Teresa of Calcutta will be officially declared a saint in the Catholic church. A few months later, American voters will elect a new president. So many of us long for a better environment, culture of life, a culture of love — but are confused about how to bring that about amidst such a confusing and difficult political and cultural season. We can begin by taking our cue from this remarkably brave and loving woman, Mother Teresa of Calcutta and her profound understanding and radical living out of the truth about the inherent dignity of the human person.”

Background information: In 1997, Mother Teresa spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast. With Hillary Clinton in attendance as First Lady, Mother Teresa shared the following remarks with the crowd: “Please don’t kill the child. I want the child. Please 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.” Mother Teresa also took the opportunity to speak one on one with Mrs. Clinton about why she was wrong on abortion. Unfortunately, since that time, the Democratic Party’s stance has only moved further in the pro-abortion direction.

Jeanne Mancini, President of the March for Life Education and Defense Fund, is available for comment on this story.

To schedule an interview, please contact Brendan Bradley with Shirley & Banister Public Affairs

at (703) 739-5920 or


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