Why the Left Hates Mother Teresa of Calcutta
(09-07-2016, 12:18 AM)Dalwew Wrote:
(09-06-2016, 10:21 AM)GangGreen Wrote: Unfortunately, one cannot take solace in any Saint's canonization due to the lax process of today's church and the seemingly non-infallible nature of it.
How is modern canonization "non-infallible"? Or are you some sede loon?

No, I'm not a sede loon.  Pretty much our good ol'Pope doesn't like to call or seem to believe that anything he does is infallible. If the Pope doesn't think what he's doing is infallible, then it's not infallible.
Enjoy: http://remnantnewspaper.com/web/index.ph...infallible
You'll never hear leftists condemn Radical Islam. They are like Cancer.
Woe be unto to them who dare to criticize Mohammed!

But Mother Teresa is fair game.

Actually, it was the Vatican who asked Hitchens to provide the case against MT as the formerly known "Devils' Advocate" would have.
(09-06-2016, 10:21 AM)GangGreen Wrote: It's not just the left though. There are plenty of traditionalists who aren't a fan of her due to her seemingly not caring about converting people to become Catholic (which is funny when you see how the left accuses her of pushing Catholicism on people).

The Left's idea of "pushing Catholicism" on people is a different standard than what Catholics would consider "pushing,"  and they are fundamentally wrong about that-as even mentioning Jesus' name for inspiration is too much for them.  As much as I admire Mother Teresa's selflessness and warmth and kindness,  it seems inescapable unfortunately that her beliefs were relative.  Catholicism is good for Catholics, Buddhism is good for Buddhists, Islam for Muslims, and so on and so forth, whatever leads and unites them to "God."

"I have never found a problem with people from different religions praying together.  What I have found is that people are just hungry for God, and be they Christian or Muslim we invite them to pray with us.  There is a large percentage of Muslims in our mission houses in Spain and France and they want to pray.  So that is our main focus, to encourage them to pray, to have a relationship with God, however that may be, because when you have that then everything else will follow." (A Simple Path, pg. 32)  ??

Fr. Hervé Gresland, SSPX,  writes of Mother Teresa, in An Ambiguous Beatification http://sspx.org/en/news-events/news/shad...resa-17661

"John Paul II had a great admiration for Mother Teresa. He wanted the beatification process to be exceptionally quick: with a special dispensation from the Holy See, the process was opened as early as July 1999. And her beatification was in a way the pope’s gift to the Church for the 25th anniversary of his pontificate. Had the Curia not opposed the idea, he would have beatified and canonized her on the same day.

“The two were in perfect harmony of spirit, and defended a Catholicism that their adversaries considered ‘conservative’, especially in the moral domain. Mother Teresa said of abortion: ‘it is the most diabolical thing a human hand can do. Let us ask Our Lady to remove from the hearts of mothers this horrible desire to suppress the child they are carrying.’

“Anticlericals find her Christian vision of suffering and death intolerable. She comes across as a reactionary, and has little use for the progressivist priests who, in her eyes, are ashamed of their priesthood. For her, confession must play an essential role in the life of Christians. She said beautiful things on priesthood: priests, who are other Christs, must be holy priests. As far as the religious life and the notion of sin, etc., go, she answers innovators ironically and criticizes them. The progressivists reproach her for her ‘ancient’ theology and morals (on the theology of liberation, the role of laymen and women in the Church, contraception), and for taking the pope’s side.” (…)

“But it is when it comes to ecumenism that we must reproach her. She is typically conciliar: for her, faith is subjective; Catholicism is good for Catholics.

“She declared, speaking of the dying persons welcomed in her home: we give them what they want according to their faith. And Bishop Jean-Michel Di Falco said: ‘Mother Teresa wishes to help each person die according to his own religion. (!)(…) For Catholics, priests are there to administer the last sacraments. For others, what counts is that they die at peace with themselves and with God. Mother Teresa, easily accused of ecumenism, did not wait for Vatican Council II to practice ecumenism and to lend an ear to non-Christian religions. And this behavior has not failed to earn her criticism from certain members of the clergy, who reproached her with neglecting her missionary function.’ (Bishop Jean-Michel Di Falco, Mère Teresa ou les miracles de la foi, Le Livre de Poche, 1997, p.98-99)”…

“To a journalist who asked her: ‘can your example convert?’ she only answered: ‘Oh, I hope I convert. But I do not mean that in the same way you do. What we try to do, what we all try to do by our work in serving people, is to grow closer to God. If, when face to face with God, we accept Him in our lives, then we convert, we become a better Hindu, a better Muslim, a better Catholic. What would be my approach? For me, of course, it would be the Catholic approach, for you it could be a Hindu approach, for someone else it could be a Buddhist approach. According to your own conscience, what God is in your mind, that is what you must accept.’ (Desmond Doig, Mother Teresa, her people and her work, William Collins, Glasgow, 1976; quoted by Mgr Fellay in Le Sel de la terre n°1, p.16) So she did not try to convert the poor people she helped…. a far cry from the great apostle of India, St. Francis Xavier.

“Mother Teresa did not baptize dying children. And it is the same today: in her houses orphan children are not baptized, which goes against Catholic principles.

For the 25th anniversary of her congregation in October 1975, the members of all the religions practiced in Calcutta invited Mother Teresa to ceremonies celebrated in honor of this jubilee. During a very full week (from September 28 to October 7), [i]she went to all the temples of the eighteen different religions to pray with them in their rites. [/i]Note that this was eleven years before the ‘summit’ of all the religions in Assisi.  (An account of this week written by a sister of her congregation published in the March 1976 issue of the newsletter Missi). (…)

“Mother Teresa was present at the great ecumenical reunion in Assisi on October 27, 1986. She even arrived late, and everyone turned to look at her when she came in. (…)

“We do not wish to deny the immense charity work of Mother Teresa, nor her sincere love for God and the Church. (…) But while we recognize what is admirable in such a life, and the lessons we can draw from it for ourselves, we cannot ignore the grave ecumenical ambiguities that filled Mother Teresa’s life, especially after Vatican Council II.”

What is most disturbing though is Mother Teresa's participation in the temples of all those false religions in their rites.  To go out of her way to do that is distressing, to say the least, as it is inimical to orthopraxy vis a vis the First Commandment, obviously.
Apparently my reading habits are different, or wider.  Both the secular left and the loosely Catholic left love her.  All kinds of evidence for that, so I consider the premise of the article compromised from the start.
If there's a bitter side it's The Left. Boy do they know how to throw the snark and sour around.

Nancy Reagan. Antonia Scalia. Phyllis Schlafly. Mother Theresa.

I suppose it's some inner turmoil or some psychological disturbance - something that keeps them holding a grudge that spills over to social media. The Left has personal issues.
The left has a tendency to hate women who are authentically feminine, who support life, who believe that men and women are different and are best suited to different roles. Mother Teresa is a contradiction to everything the left believes are "rights" (ie, abortion).
Based on the facts, I think all three of the recent high profile canonizations (JP II, John XXIII, MT) would not have made it through the old process.

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