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IMAGE: CNS photo/John Riley, EPA By Junno Arocho Esteves VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The last three months of the Year of Mercy include jubilee celebrations for the imprisoned and for homeless people. Releasing a schedule of liturgical celebrations over which Pope Francis will preside, the Vatican included Holy Year Masses

IMAGE: CNS/Paul Haring By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Love for those society considers “useless” or even a bother led St. Teresa of Kolkata to a courageous defense of the unborn, said Cardinal Pietro Parolin. Like prophets and saints before her, Mother Teresa would not “kneel down before anyone

IMAGE: CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz By KOLKATA, India (CNS) — A favorite motto of Blessed Teresa of Kolkata was: “Do small things with great love.” But the “small things” she did so captivated the world that she was showered with honorary degrees and other awards, almost universally praised by the

IMAGE: CNS photo/Jeffrey Bruno By Saadia Azim KOLKATA, India (CNS) — At Shishu Bhavan, children, the destitute, Missionaries of Charity nuns and novices sat silently, glued to the TV screen for the live telecast of the Vatican canonization ceremony of Mother Teresa. While many prayed at the new saint’s tomb,

By Junno Arocho Esteves and Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — With a large tapestry bearing the portrait of the woman known as the “Saint of the Gutters” suspended above him, Pope Francis proclaimed the sainthood of Mother Teresa of Kolkata, hailing her courage and love for the poor. Despite

IMAGE: Paul Haring By Junno Arocho Esteves and Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — With a large tapestry bearing the portrait of the woman known as the “Saint of the Gutters” suspended above him, Pope Francis proclaimed the sainthood of Mother Teresa of Kolkata, hailing her courage and love for

IMAGE: CNS/Paul Haring By Junno Arocho Esteves VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Turning your head away from the suffering of others is a grave sin, and simply saying some prayers or going to Mass does not make a good Christian of someone who ignores those in need , Pope Francis said.

IMAGE: CNS/Paul Haring By Carol Glatz VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The inexplicable recovery from a severe brain infection — attributed to the intercession of Blessed Teresa of Kolkata — is a sign that God’s mercy is for everyone, said the Brazilian man who was healed. “Merciful God looks over all

IMAGE: CNS/Junno Arocho Esteves By Junno Arocho Esteves VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A personal encounter with Mother Teresa and her work serving the poor and the dying led a young Japanese man on a journey of faith and conversion. “I was born into a Buddhist family; I didn’t know about

IMAGE: CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn By Mark Pattison WASHINGTON (CNS) – Not many people know that Blessed Teresa of Kolkata’s first visit to the United States was a trip to Las Vegas — in 1960, when the Strip was still mobbed-up. She didn’t go to cleanse the casinos of their corruption.