When Mother Teresa Won the Nobel Peace Prize
An interesting take on Obama’s award-winning intentions from OSV Daily (emphasis mine):
Of the “transformative figures” who have received the award in the past, Blessed Mother Teresa was perhaps one of the most inspiring choices. The selection of the holy woman of Calcutta was controversial in its own right but for wholly different reasons than today’s announcement. When Mother Teresa went on to accept the award in Oslo — forgoing the traditional banquet and asking that her award money be given to the poor of India — she lived up to the controversy, offering an address that was stunning in its boldness.
“The greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a direct war, a direct killing – direct murder by the mother herself. And we read in the Scripture, for God says very clearly: Even if a mother could forget her child – I will not forget you – I have carved you in the palm of my hand. We are carved in the palm of His hand, so close to Him that unborn child has been carved in the hand of God. And that is what strikes me most, the beginning of that sentence, that even if a mother could forget something impossible – but even if she could forget – I will not forget you. And today the greatest means – the greatest destroyer of peace is abortion. And we who are standing here – our parents wanted us. We would not be here if our parents would do that to us. Our children, we want them, we love them, but what of the millions. Many people are very, very concerned with the children in India, with the children in Africa where quite a number die, maybe of malnutrition, of hunger and so on, but millions are dying deliberately by the will of the mother. And this is what is the greatest destroyer of peace today. Because if a mother can kill her own child – what is left for me to kill you and you kill me – there is nothing between,” she said.