September 07, 2016

Liberals guilty of “white privilege” in Mother Teresa debate

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Commentator

Mother Teresa of Calcutta was just canonized. The tiny nun was made a saint in the Catholic Church. So naturally the criticisms from people who are not Catholic are rolling in.

There are some arguably fair criticisms about the little Albanian force of nature that devoted her life to the poorest of the poor, the sick and dying in the slums of Calcutta, India.

Some left wing critics say her hospitals were substandard. Some say she took money from dubious sources like dictators and financiers to do her charity work.

Apparently taking money from those types is only okay if you use it for the Clinton Foundation, not helping the sick.

But the worst liberal criticism of Mother Teresa has to be that she held Catholic values.

Yes, Mother Teresa opposed abortion and birth control despite pressure from Westerners to change her views. She didn’t see the poor people of Calcutta as without value or dignity. She didn’t think poor people were better off never to have been born.

And this might be the one instance that I will admit that white privilege is a real thing: When white western liberals want to place population controls on poor Indians.

Consider it another Mother Teresa Miracle.

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commented 2016-09-09 00:20:18 -0400
Sorry, Jan, I have to disagree with your here.
When Paul writes to the various churches in his epistles he calls them all saints. e.g.. “Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To the saints who are at Ephesus and who are faithful in Christ Jesus.”
(Ephesians 1:1).

The reason for this is stated in I Corinthians 1:2:
“To the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who have been sanctified in Christ Jesus, saints by calling, with all who in every place call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, their Lord and ours.”

So all those who have been sanctified in Christ are saints.
commented 2016-09-08 18:55:27 -0400
Joe – All believers are not automatic saints.
It is every believer’s ‘goal’ to become a saint.
You only get out of it what you put into it.
commented 2016-09-08 12:03:36 -0400
The Liberal left and all the MSM are jealous that this little nun did more good in a day than what they may do in a lifetime. " In beauty faults conspicuous grow, The smallest speck is seen on snow"
commented 2016-09-08 11:37:09 -0400
Joe – I’ve read many of her books, and if I recall correctly, she never authorized the publication of her diary, where she was questioning her belief in Jesus. Personally, I judge people based on their actions, and her actions showed that she loved and cared for the poor. I also, think that everyone has doubts at times, as we are only human, and the human tragedy that she witnessed on a daily basis must have weighed heavily on her. But she was obedient to God, and she never stopped doing the work for the poor that she was called to do. So I believe that she died a believer.
commented 2016-09-08 11:01:14 -0400
I guess the point of Sheila’s article is that the Left are hypocritical of who they criticize. Mother Teresa’s life was noteworthy and above criticism in many ways.

Maurice, if you heard that story from Hal Lindsey, it’s most likely accurate – Lindsey is extremely careful about what he reports about. Deborah, I once heard stories from people close to Teresa that in her last years, she confessed a great number of doubts about her beliefs in Jesus. Perhaps her world was so bad that she was under tremendous stress? But anyone who has doubts about the world can be forgiven – the world is cruel in many ways. But doubts about Jesus himself? That raises a lot of questions about the person’s Christianity, doesn’t it? I pray I’m wrong about her doubts. Finally. a saint is not someone who is canonized by the Catholic church. A saint is any believer in Christ. We don’t need catholic clerics to tell us that.
commented 2016-09-08 08:51:14 -0400
She was a model for us to follow. Talk about taking up your cross daily… I hope some how I can be more like her at least some of the time, more of the time.
commented 2016-09-08 02:11:55 -0400
As I look at that picture of Mother Teresa and look into her eyes, I’m struck by how much pain I see and a profound sadness, perhaps a reflection of what she saw all her life in the world all around her – and this visage borne by a saintly woman who brought so much light and life into the world.
So who cares about a lot of delusional SJW’s and other angry liberals…
Well, I guess Mother Teresa would care – sorry…
commented 2016-09-08 01:07:51 -0400
All sides shut up about this. She left a legacy that is helping the poor. Something all sides should be helping. Period. Helping the poor to move out of that lifestyle proves to help all people and place less demand on all programs. This is world wide. The rest is fluff of parties that mean nothing. Help the poor and help someone like you would if you were in the same spot.
commented 2016-09-07 23:14:14 -0400
Christopher Hitchens was the first person to challenge and to be known to ‘hate’ St. Mother Teresa.
Given Hitchens’ background and psychological problems he experienced in life, which was a fairly well known fact (he had a dysfunctional upbringing, was bisexual, rejected all beliefs when his Mother committed suicide, etc. etc.), it is no doubt he would have attacked this ‘woman’ and her ‘loving’ acts. Acts of love that called for strength, determination and """devotion""", something Hitchens himself never knew and was insanely jealous and envious of.

In her early years, Mother Teresa was blessed with visions and a deep communication with Jesus. When she began her mission, which lead to the Mission of Charity, this communication ceased. This is what the darkness is she experienced. There was no doubt of her love for God but it was to be the cross she would carry for the rest of her life. She shared the most intimate sacrifice of all, when she questioned ‘why hast He forsaken me’?

Mother Teresa was not a passive little woman, she was determined and forthright to help others in the name of God. She did not do this in any way for herself. If those, who share the views of people like Hitchens, can not see the beauty and the pure, unconditional love of this woman, I can only compare it to swimming in water on the surface and being afraid to open your eyes underwater. It is the depth of love that shows you what you are missing.
commented 2016-09-07 21:26:03 -0400
That’s Sisters “of” Mercy Shelter.
commented 2016-09-07 21:05:06 -0400
I heard this from Hal Lindsey. I don’t Know whether it’s true or not, or if I understood it correctly. But the story goes that Mother Teresa was scheduled to speak at Carnegie Hall. Her driver, seeing the huge crowd and the paparazzi pressing in, just waiting to get a glimpse of her, suggested they go around to the back stage entrance. Mother Teresa agreed. However, once they got to the back entrance, Mother Teresa discovered a homeless man sleeping under the stairs. To her, then and there, the wellbeing of that homeless man was way more important than all the celebrities and politicians waiting inside the hall to listen her speak (and more importantly, to be SEEN listening to her speak). She then asked the driver to go in and extend her apologies to the crowd and drive her and the homeless man to the local Sisters on Mercy Shelter. So Mother Teresa never spoke at Carnegie Hall. At least, that’s how the story goes. I only heard it from the one source, but it sure sounds like something she would do. I don’t believe I’ve ever come across anyone who was more emptied of self, and more filled with the love of Jesus than Mother Teresa.
commented 2016-09-07 20:41:24 -0400
Mother Teresa embodies pretty much everything that a lot of left wingers aren’t. The meaning of real sacrifice would never cross their minds. Neither the word abstinence. They love their free love and pleasures but are to selfish to want to deal with the inconvenient consequences. Mother Teresa is an incredible role model who represents practical Christianity making many people feel guilty and we can’t have that.
commented 2016-09-07 19:48:59 -0400
This must be another one of those examples that people tell me of the destruction the Catholic Church has done
commented 2016-09-07 19:46:43 -0400
To those who believe no explanation is necessary. To those who don’t, no explanation is possible
commented 2016-09-07 18:43:41 -0400
I wonder how many of the haters have ever volunteered at a soup kitchen or done one damn thing for someone else in need at an point in their lives other than demanding the government or someone else do more.
commented 2016-09-07 14:31:17 -0400
Maurice Potvin – Mother Teresa’s 1979 Nobel Peace Prize was well deserved! But just like everything the liberals destroy, they’ve also destroyed the Nobel Peace Prize for excellence.
The leftwing loves to hand out prizes to those who don’t deserve them, so that they can feel superior, and can compensate them for their treachery. Obama received one for just being a black man, and Merkel received one for the mass refugee invasion of Germany, for the purpose of destroying capitalism and wealth, for the UN’s agenda of one world government.
I applauded Mother Theresa then, and I still applaud her now for her selfless giving of herself to the poor. She is still my model of what Christian’s can accomplish, and what we are really here for. I wish the world was full of people like this lady!
commented 2016-09-07 14:03:52 -0400
Deborah, you are exactly right. I’m not one who’s real big on heroes, but if I have any, Mother Theresa and John Paul II would be a couple of them.
commented 2016-09-07 13:40:40 -0400
Whites no longer have any privileges
commented 2016-09-07 13:24:00 -0400
It’s her Christian values that have the leftwing loons in a huff. Mother Theresa actually helped the poor. She accepted donations that were used to help them in whatever way that she could. She was and is a saint, no matter how they try to spin it. Where as the leftwing only helps themselves, to money that they extort from to the taxpayers, to further their plans of power and destruction. They disguise their theft by faking their concern for the poor, and the outcasts of society. Mother Theresa is to be admired for her selfless giving, as opposed to the left-wing’s plans of global domination, and submission to their evil cult of destruction. See the difference?