Today’s American Minute

By Bill Federer

The world was shocked as just five days after Princess Diana was killed, Mother Teresa died this day, Sept. 5, 1997. The daughter of an Albanian grocer, she joined an order at age 18 and began working in the slums of Calcutta. She started the Missionaries of Charity, caring for the blind, aged, lepers, crippled and the dying. A Nobel Prize recipient, she spoke at a National Prayer Breakfast, attended by the Clintons and Al Gore, saying: “Please don’t kill 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.”