Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion -- Mother Teresa

For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.
 – Matthew 25:35
LifeSiteNews (LSN) has been working hard for years to expose the anti-Life policies of the Canadian Catholic Church's "Development and Peace" organization. This is the official international aid agency of the Canadian bishops. The latest development is the good news that the Bishop of Pembroke, Ontario has decided to withhold all funds from the controversial group.

An example of the anti-Life work of "Development and Peace" is shown in the following video. LSN discovered that in 2009 they were funding a group called The Freedom From Debt Coalition (FDC) that was working in the Philippines to pass the "Reproductive Health" bill which is forcefully opposed by the Catholic Church in the Philippines because it promotes contraception and sterilization.

Here is the response of Mother Teresa to those who foolishly seek to achieve peace while promoting contraception and abortion:
Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want. This is why the greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion.

Many people are very, very concerned with the children of India, with the children of Africa where quite a few die of hunger, and so on. Many people are also concerned about all the violence in this great country of the United States. These concerns are very good. But often these same people are not concerned with the millions who are being killed by the deliberate decision of their own mothers. And this is what is the greatest destroyer of peace today - abortion which brings people to such blindness.
 – Mother Teresa of Calcutta
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The excerpt above is from a speech that Mother Teresa gave at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, DC on February 3, 1994. You can listen to it here:
Audio of Mother Teresa's speech
The text of the speech is also available at the Priests for Life website at:
Text of Mother Teresa's speech

Priest for Life is currently inviting everyone to join them in a novena for Blessed Mother Teresa in remembrance of her passing from this world into heavenly bliss on September 5, 1997.

1 comment:

  1. NOTE: I just checked on the Development and Peace website and they still list FDC as one of their partners in the Philippines:
    Development and Peace: Partners

    And the FDC website still contains the same article supporting the "Reproductive Health" bill:
    Women’s groups urge lawmakers to pass Reproductive Health Bill