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Mother Teresa's canonisation not at risk
Hindu.com ^ | August 25, 2007 | Hiindu.com

Posted on 08/26/2007 2:55:47 PM PDT by Salvation

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1 posted on 08/26/2007 2:55:48 PM PDT by Salvation
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2 posted on 08/26/2007 2:57:01 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation

**”Mother Teresa has already been beatified.**

I think the Catholic-bashers forget this.


3 posted on 08/26/2007 2:58:48 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation

The Church is correct to go forward.


4 posted on 08/26/2007 3:15:43 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson/Thompson/Hunter in 08! "Read my lips....No new RINO's" !!)
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To: Salvation

Mother Teresa wouldn’t be the first saint who was spiritually dry or having her doubts at some point or other in her life. I don’t think this is anything new, really.


5 posted on 08/26/2007 3:23:25 PM PDT by GenXFreedomFighter
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To: stephenjohnbanker

And I believe they are. I will post another article about how she loved life.


6 posted on 08/26/2007 3:24:59 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: GenXFreedomFighter

**Mother Teresa wouldn’t be the first saint who was spiritually dry or having her doubts at some point or other in her life. **

Thanks, you said it for me!


7 posted on 08/26/2007 3:25:39 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation

If anything, this should make her service to the poor an even greater example of Christian love. She is a saint!


8 posted on 08/26/2007 3:29:48 PM PDT by dominic flandry
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10 posted on 08/26/2007 3:32:43 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/1885977/posts

In this thread, you have Protestants defending Mother Teresa, against doubters. Whether sainted or not (doesn’t matter to us Sola Scripturors), she lived an exemplary life. Those without any existential questioning, frankly, I don’t believe.

All the best to her and the RCC.


11 posted on 08/26/2007 3:40:49 PM PDT by IslandJeff (Joel 2 = 2007)
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To: IslandJeff

She was just a “very good person.” Read the thread about how she loved life.


12 posted on 08/26/2007 3:42:27 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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Mother Teresa 'simply loved life'
13 posted on 08/26/2007 3:46:30 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation

Some of us were just shocked about how many Catholics turned on this latest “story” with such vitriol toward her personhood and, daresay, Divine Grace and Faith.

In heaven, I’d love to meet her and even carry her cross for a little while.


14 posted on 08/26/2007 3:47:07 PM PDT by IslandJeff (Joel 2 = 2007)
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To: IslandJeff

There is also a famous quote that I may have — I’ll have to search for it — where she gave Willie Clinton the “what-for” for his wickedness. (If I can call it wickedness.)

I’ll look for it and post it.


15 posted on 08/26/2007 3:51:51 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: IslandJeff

Here are a couple of quotes I found. One of the links about also has quotes.

“Any country that accepts abortion, is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what it wants.”
-—Mother Teresa

Upon receiving the Nobel Peace Prize, Mother Teresa said: “What can
you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.” And love
your friends. Love them without measure.”


16 posted on 08/26/2007 3:56:34 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation

Yeah, a real heretic there. Sheesh.


17 posted on 08/26/2007 4:00:07 PM PDT by IslandJeff (Joel 2 = 2007)
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To: Salvation

She is a perfect saintly example of how good works and faith is “everything”.


18 posted on 08/26/2007 4:39:56 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: IslandJeff

People need plaster saints. The real ones are hard to take.


19 posted on 08/26/2007 4:49:10 PM PDT by RobbyS ( CHIRHO)
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To: Salvation
thankfully, the catholic church does not listen to the drive-by MSM... they will do anything to mock the RCC and to ridicule a saintly woman. At the time she was young and working in a hell hole.
20 posted on 08/26/2007 4:56:05 PM PDT by Coleus (Pro Deo et Patria)
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To: Salvation

Jesus on the cross cried to the Father .. why have you foresaken me .. why wouldn’t a mere mortal have a crisis of faith?


21 posted on 08/26/2007 4:59:35 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Salvation

i saw john allen on CNN talking about this. CNN, of course, was pretty bad. I never thought John Allen was very brilliant but he certainly did a very good job on this I thought.


22 posted on 08/26/2007 5:00:02 PM PDT by rogernz
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To: Salvation

Well, as she did unto the “least of these,” so she did unto our Lord. Mother Theresa is in good hands!


23 posted on 08/26/2007 5:43:01 PM PDT by Larry Lucido (Hunter 2008)
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To: Salvation

Even the best saints struggled with the faith.


24 posted on 08/26/2007 6:36:17 PM PDT by Biggirl (A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation.)
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To: Salvation

The fact that a miracle was attributed to Mother Theresa is very telling.


25 posted on 08/26/2007 9:13:12 PM PDT by Sun (Duncan Hunter: pro-life/borders, understands Red China threat! http://www.gohunter08.com/Home.aspx)
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To: Biggirl

**Even the best saints struggled with the faith.**

In fact I have heard it said, that the more holy one is, the more the devil tempts them.

Think about it in your own life.


26 posted on 08/26/2007 10:05:22 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Sun

**The fact that a miracle was attributed to Mother Theresa is very telling.**

Yes, a lot of people are unaware, aren’t they?


27 posted on 08/26/2007 10:06:09 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation; NYer; AnAmericanMother

From my limited reading of the saints, it seems that everyone of them went through “dark night” experiences, struggling with doubts and aridity; it seems to be a part of what all Christians go through in their walk. God tests us to see if we will exercise Faith, Hope, and Charity even when we have no sensible consolations, to see if our love for Him is real. I have never met a Christian yet (of any denomination) that hasn’t had those “dark night” times in their lives.

Mother Theresa’s life witness puts her critics to shame.


28 posted on 08/27/2007 5:20:54 AM PDT by Convert from ECUSA (Hunter and Tancredo in '08! La Raza - the PLO of the Western Hemisphere)
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To: Salvation
I don’t get this “revealed” angle. I had heard this information about Mother Teresa on the news *years* ago.
It’s like the current bottled water controversy - it’s been known for ages that some brands were using purified tap water, and everybody’s acting like it was completely unknown until now.
29 posted on 08/27/2007 5:24:50 AM PDT by PCBMan (WTF = Where's The Fence?)
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To: Convert from ECUSA; Salvation; NYer
Exactly. Think of St. John of the Cross, of St. John Vianney . . . even the Little Flower, St. Therese! . . . and the Gospel from last Sunday - "Whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth."

Spiritual aridity is almost one of the hallmarks of sainthood.

Our parochial vicar (the wild one - Fr. Krunk) touched on this in his homily. I told him afterwards that when the Today Show started in on Mother Teresa, it was a good thing I didn't have access to them and a two by four because I would have knocked somebody upside of the head. His response: 'Please pray for me.' < g > 'Course I will!

30 posted on 08/27/2007 5:30:30 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother ((Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment)))
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To: Convert from ECUSA; AnAmericanMother

Why do you suppose this story is being given so much headline and attention on tv and in the media?


31 posted on 08/27/2007 5:54:04 AM PDT by NYer ("Where the bishop is present, there is the Catholic Church" - Ignatius of Antioch)
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To: NYer
Well, THAT's an easy question!

The liberal news media hates the Catholic Church and will do anything to destroy it. As Laura Ingraham said last week, "They won't even let us have Mother Teresa."

32 posted on 08/27/2007 5:58:08 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother ((Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment)))
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To: Salvation

Yep, that is true, the closer you or me to God, the more likely one has to fight it out with the devil. But also it is when God can come to one’s help. :-)


33 posted on 08/27/2007 6:22:17 AM PDT by Biggirl (A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation.)
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To: AnAmericanMother

Good grief, the msn cannot even leave well enough alone Blessed Mother Teresa, they have to try to savage her and by extention, the RCC. But in the end, be it either this year or next, expect her to be made an offical saint. Hey she can even be made an offical saint today and I would be happy because of these recent news stories about her.


34 posted on 08/27/2007 6:29:16 AM PDT by Biggirl (A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation.)
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To: Biggirl
Santa subita!


35 posted on 08/27/2007 6:51:25 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother ((Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment)))
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To: Salvation
Satan must surely have hated this woman. She's been dead 10 years and he's still attacking her, only now it's to prevent her canonization.

The level of debate on this issue has been pitiful and painful to watch as the secular media has picked up on some details of Mother's spiritual journey and run with them in totally the wrong direction. Those who have piled on have likewise displayed a spectacular ignorance of the spiritual life.

The truth is that Mother Teresa's doubts were a severe trial permitted by God in the fashion experienced by all the saints. The critical point is that Mother Teresa experienced this trial amidst her heroic work to the poor and of founding a religious order in which she persevered to the end. This requires real faith and her perseverance in the face of these doubts marks her work as heroic and saintly. Had she desisted and left the religious life as many have done, it would be a different story. However she faced this trial humbly and courageously and ran her race to the end.

Likewise, St. John Vianney battled all his life with a temptation to flee Ars and his work as a confessor because he believed he was obstructing God's work and doing nothing good. He was tempted to retire and live a solitary life.

Sunday's second reading from the Letter to the Hebrews is particularly relevant to all of this: "Whom the Lord loves he chastises and puts to the test".

Mother Teresa was tested and tried by God and not found wanting.

36 posted on 08/27/2007 6:51:32 AM PDT by marshmallow
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The length and depth of this trial only confirm her saintliness. The ultimate “dark night” was Jesus’ death on the cross. I don’t think we can appreciate the intensity of one member of the triune God “abandoned” to Death by the Father. There aren’t words to describe that. The severity of this test upon Blessed Teresa united her that much more intensely to the suffering, abandoned Christ upon the Cross, than those who suffered less.

I really get a kick out of the media’s attempts to wield a theological stick at a subject they are utterly clueless about. As usual, God will take their feeble attempt and use it to illustrate how worthy this woman is of sainthood.


37 posted on 08/27/2007 7:10:05 AM PDT by Rutles4Ever (Ubi Petrus, ibi ecclesia, et ubi ecclesia vita eterna)
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The length and depth of this trial only confirm her saintliness. The ultimate “dark night” was Jesus’ death on the cross. I don’t think we can appreciate the intensity of one member of the triune God “abandoned” to Death by the Father. There aren’t words to describe that. The severity of this test upon Blessed Teresa united her that much more intensely to the suffering, abandoned Christ upon the Cross, than those who suffered less.

I really get a kick out of the media’s attempts to wield a theological stick at a subject they are utterly clueless about. As usual, God will take their feeble attempt and use it to illustrate how worthy this woman is of sainthood.


38 posted on 08/27/2007 7:10:05 AM PDT by Rutles4Ever (Ubi Petrus, ibi ecclesia, et ubi ecclesia vita eterna)
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To: marshmallow
You're right - it was the Epistle and not the Gospel. I should verify my references!

Mother Teresa persevered to the end despite doubts and temptations, and thus demonstrated her sainthood.

I don't believe the media is ignorant of this. Nobody could be that stupid.

39 posted on 08/27/2007 7:18:56 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother ((Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment)))
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"when the Today Show started in on Mother Teresa, it was a good thing I didn't have access to them and a two by four because I would have knocked somebody upside of the head"

:) If I were your parochial vicar, I'd have said, "go for it"! Which is probably why I'd never be a suitable candidate for the priesthood.
40 posted on 08/27/2007 7:53:18 AM PDT by Convert from ECUSA (Hunter and Tancredo in '08! La Raza - the PLO of the Western Hemisphere)
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To: NYer; AnAmericanMother

The MSM hates godly people and lives for anything they can use to discredit them or run them down. Mother Theresa was/is a person whose lifestyle and words rebuke everything the MSM stands for.


41 posted on 08/27/2007 7:54:45 AM PDT by Convert from ECUSA (Hunter and Tancredo in '08! La Raza - the PLO of the Western Hemisphere)
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To: marshmallow; AnAmericanMother
Satan must surely have hated this woman. She's been dead 10 years and he's still attacking her, only now it's to prevent her canonization.

That's it! Doesn't want anyone else modeling her behavior. Her sisters are required to spend a certain amount of time in prayer each day before the Holy Eucharist. They joyfully comply even when they have worked overtime and are exhausted. It's no wonder Satan wants to see her reputation smeared. And he has willing accomplices in the media.

42 posted on 08/27/2007 8:21:08 AM PDT by NYer ("Where the bishop is present, there is the Catholic Church" - Ignatius of Antioch)
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To: PCBMan

You are aware, aren’t you of how the lamestream media, ABCNNBCBS, hates Christians — and in particular, Catholics??

Isn’t this the reason for this old story being raked up again?


43 posted on 08/27/2007 8:26:49 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation

Sure, I know. What annoys me is how they take advantage of the poor memory that most people have about things like this, the bottled water stuff, etc. Too many people don’t remember even recent history, and are repeating it.


44 posted on 08/27/2007 8:47:53 AM PDT by PCBMan (WTF = Where's The Fence?)
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To: PCBMan

Agree with you about the short memory and the bottled water.

But will people remember Princess Diana who died at the same time as Mother Teresa ten years ago? LOL!


45 posted on 08/27/2007 8:52:21 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Convert from ECUSA
ME NEITHER! God bless Fr. Crunk - the only priest in the Archdiocese of Atlanta with his own drive-time radio show!

He's a very nice young man, and he preaches like an angel.


46 posted on 08/27/2007 10:34:47 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother ((Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment)))
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To: Convert from ECUSA; AnAmericanMother
FWIW, I never recommend that particular use of 2x4 lumber ... very few people have hands big enough to get a proper grip.

"Louisville Slugger", FRiends. Words to live by.

47 posted on 08/27/2007 10:41:05 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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I wear a size 10 1/2 glove. The only thing you need to worry about with a 2x4 and big hands is splinters.

Besides, why spoil a perfectly good bat? (although a friend of mine does carry a fungo bat when he goes jogging, as defense against dogs.)

I would have been using both hands and teeing off on whoever was handy.

48 posted on 08/27/2007 10:56:27 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother ((Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment)))
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To: Salvation

Amazing that there is more coverage of Princess Diana, not begrudging her charity work, who passed a couple days before Blessed Mother Teresa. But at least we have a woman here who lived the Gospel out everyday and started an order that helps the poorest of the poor. I think all this talk will bring even more devotion to Blessed Mother Teresa.


49 posted on 08/27/2007 1:41:37 PM PDT by Biggirl (A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation.)
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To: AnAmericanMother

To me, she is a saint already, even without the needed process.


50 posted on 08/27/2007 1:43:03 PM PDT by Biggirl (A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation.)
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