Is Mother Teresa really a Saint?

Today, in fact 40 minutes ago as I write this, the Pope conducted some official Catholic PR by declaring the culturally popular icon, Mother Teresa, is now a Saint. He announced … “After due deliberation and frequent prayer for divine assistance, and having sought the counsel of many of our brother bishops, we declare and … Read more Is Mother Teresa really a Saint?

The Mother Teresa ‘miracle’

The BBC have an article about the Pope formally recognising that Mother Teresa, who died in 1997, has successfully performed a 2nd official Miracle, and so is well on track to becoming an official saint next year (about September I think). The BBC article explains … Pope Francis has recognised a second miracle attributed to Mother … Read more The Mother Teresa ‘miracle’

Mother Teresa … not quite as saintly as you might think

Catholic PR machinery would have you believe that they hold the moral high-ground and retain the final word on what is right and wrong. This is perhaps one aspect of their claim that is testable (No, I’m not about to start banging on about Child Abuse, we can have that discussion another day). If we … Read more Mother Teresa … not quite as saintly as you might think

Mother Teresa: Anything but a saint…

New research dispels the myth of altruism and generosity surrounding Mother Teresa There is a prevailing myth of altruism and generosity that surrounds Mother Teresa. However, a new a paper by Serge Larivée and Genevieve Chenard of University of Montreal’s Department of Psychoeducation and Carole Sénéchal of the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Education, concludes that … Read more Mother Teresa: Anything but a saint…