There is no doubt that everyone’s heard of the name “Mother Teresa.” Mother Teresa, also known as Saint Teresa of Calcutta, was born in Skopje and spent most of her life in Ireland and India. Even as a child, Teresa was fascinated by the stories of missionaries and committed herself to the religious life. At the age of 18, she flew to Ireland in order to learn English and deepen her faith. A year later, Teresa went to India to serve as a missionary at the St. Teresa’s school. As a teacher, and a missionary Teresa served nearly 20 years until she was “called” to serve at the Missionaries of Charities. In her own words, she was called To feed "the hungry, the naked, the homeless, the crippled, the blind, the lepers, all those people who feel unwanted, unloved, uncared for throughout society, people that have become a burden to the society and are shunned by everyone,” Teresa had to beg for food and money everyday in order to continue the life of her and others. Until the day she died on September 5th, 1997 Mother Teresa never failed to put others before her.
However, recent employees at the Mother Teresa charity home are demolishing her reputation. A nun and one other person were arrested in eastern India’s Jharkhand state for “baby trafficking.” The charity home was recognized for sheltering homeless pregnant women and their children in continuation of Mother Teresa’s legacy. However, police officers discovered at least five to six babies were sold to married couples for 40,000 rupees($600) to 100,000 rupees($1,454.23). Even though the home was supposed to report the number of births to authorities, employees were privately selling babies away from their mothers. Although the reason remains unclear, many suspect that the home disagreed with the authorities giving away adoptions to unmarried, solo parents. Instead, the home sold babies to married couples, who were waiting on the long adoption list, for prices depending on their budgets.
To ruin Mother Teresa’s tough grind is unjust. Also the relation between the Catholic Church and the home is shameful to me as a Christian. It is necessary for organizations to put the benefit of all before one’s self like Mother Teresa.
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