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Mother Teresa's anniversary

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles ) | Sep 05, 2003

Mother Teresa died 5 years ago today: September 5, 1997.

So this is as good a time as any to remember what she said to Washington's power elite, including Bill and Hillary Clinton, at the National Prayer Breakfast in February 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?

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at See full bio.

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  • Posted by: extremeCatholic - Sep. 05, 2003 11:20 PM ET USA

    I have always wondered why the tapes of this statement of Mother Teresa have never been put into a compilation and released.