Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Saints is relative

Mother Teresa of Calcutta (26.8.1919-5.9.1997)...
Mother Teresa of Calcutta (26.8.1919-5.9.1997); at a pro-life meeting in 1986 in Bonn, Germany (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
In the world of man we can find lots of people who are venerated. Many are called saints and are worshipped as very import people who could bring us closer to God. But is that reallly so.

Are the many idols which even get churches made for them, like Elvis Presley, Christopher Columbus, Cervantes and many others, really such holy figures?

In 2003 the Catholic Church beatified Anjeze Gonxhe Bojaxhiu who was born in albania and spend most of her life in India as Mother Teresa. She made niceties with right-wing Haitian Dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier and accepted money from him which had been stolen from Haiti’s poor. Duvalier was known for stealing millions from Haiti’s poor so that he could maintain his own lavish lifestyle and profited from drug trafficking and selling the body parts of deceased Haitians.

also questions are posed by the way she gave treatment and medical care to the sick and poor in her hospices which were observed to be wholly unsanitary. Of some of them it is said they were wholly insufficient, and had inadequate crucial pain management for the dying. Her hospices were found to not even distinguish between terminally ill patients and those who could be cured. Consequently, patients with curable illness died from the poor, unsanitary treatment they received from Mother Teresa’s facilities.

Read more about it:

10 Secrets The Catholic Church Hopes You’ve Forgotten