In Brief—Bay recognizes that this may step on some toes, but facts don’t lie. That said, this is also a look at the Catholic Church that has made Mother Teresa a saint.
All that Glitters Isn’t Gold—
Reused hypodermic needles are assuredly not a healthful way to go. Nevertheless, this is one example of the way the recently canonized Mother Teresa ran her clinic in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta), India. This is just the tip of the dirty iceberg that the Catholic Church just elevated to sainthood. Goes to illustrate the delusions and propaganda that continue to drive the Catholic Church.
Part of the requirement for sainthood is that the candidate must be shown to have performed at least two miracles. The Pope can waive that requirement, but it is usually adhered to. That leads us to how a miracle is defined.
For our purposes, a miracle is define as an extraordinary event not explainable by natural or scientific laws that is brought about by God. Candidly, there is no such thing as a miracle. In rational terms, a miracle is either an uncommon event, fudged imagination, a lie or a delusion.
But what about Mother Teresa? She was born in Skopje, Macedonia in 1910 and died in 1997. She studied for a year in Ireland to learn English before moving to India and becoming a nun in 1937. She founded the Missionaries of Charity in 1948 at the request of the Vatican.
Some of the practices that are reliably reported to have been carried on by Mother Teresa’s ”cult of suffering” were chaining babies to their beds, reusing hypodermic needles, secretly baptising dying patients who were unaware of what was going on, allowing patients to receive questionable treatment leading to their needless deaths, no isolation of patients with communicable diseases and generally deplorable conditions. Suffering rather than alleviating pain was an important element of Missionaries of Charity. The word is that they are belatedly trying to clean up their act. ”Out, damned spot!”
Then we must look at Mother Teresa’s excessively dogmatic views about contraception, abortion and divorce. Who knows how many poor women died when denied a necessary abortion? Who knows how many women had children they were unable to support as a result of lack of contraception? These moral crimes are the wages of dogmatism. But then, those are some of the unbending stances of the Roman Catholic Church throughout its history.
We won’t do more than mention Mother Teresa’s fullsome support of vile Albanian dictator Enver Hoxha or her plea for leniency for fellow Catholic Charles Keating, convicted of fraud, who just happened to be a generous contributor to Mother Teresa’s organization. For someone who was purportedly committed to poverty, she sure loved money regardless of its source and accumulated quite a pile of it…all with the approval of the Roman Catholic Church.
The Roman Catholic Church—
Now, let’s move on to the Roman Catholic Church that for years has flacked shamelessly for Mother Teresa and has elevated her to sainthood. That plaster saint statue will sell briskly in Roman shops.
Pope Francis is saying some positive things that need saying but, however sincere, Francis is just the present pope. A subsequent pope may reverse his liberalisms. Notwithstanding Pope Francis, the Catholic Church’s position is set in concrete. To change their dogma—for example, on male heierarchy, abortion and contraception—is to undermine their traditional reason for being.
Eighty-one of the popes have been made saints. Not all have been saintly. A number of them have sired children while pope, but the church dances around that by casting doubt on their lack of celibacy, saying stuff like, ”Well, that was before he became Pope.” Of course, the Catholic Church doesn’t like to discuss priests—or popes—abusing or having sex with vulnerable children. They prefer to keep it in-house if not well-hidden from the outside world.
In case you hadn’t noticed, the Roman Catholic Church is a supremely wealthy business organization with a worth comparable to or in excess of that of the United States, but it’s impossible to nail down because the Church won’t disclose its value. We know it is heavily invested in real estate holdings and corporate shares, but it’s extensive works of art and architecture have never been valued. Suffice it to say, the Catholic Church is believed to be the richest entity on earth.
I could go on, but this morally corrupt organization has just made Mother Teresa a saint. This little woman is a warped, publicity-seeking, money-grubbing fraud, and she is now a saint. The deluded dupes will be praying for her to help them when she wouldn’t even help the poor women who looked to her for succor.
The Catholic Church has its saints. Don’t you feel better?