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Attacking Mother Teresa.

You gotta be pretty brave . . . or incurably stupid to attack Mother Teresa.  If it’s the latter, you’re a shoe in for the next Secretary of State.

Was Mother Teresa not so saintly after all? Researchers spark controversy by claiming her care of the sick was ‘dubious’ and handling of cash ‘suspicious’

A British daily reports that researchers writing in journal Studies in Religion/Sciences, Serge Larivie and Genevieve Chenard, say her hallowed reputation does not stand up to scrutiny.

Prof Larivie said: ‘While looking for documentation on the phenomenon of altruism for a seminar on ethics, one of us stumbled upon the life and work of one of Catholic Church’s most celebrated woman and now part of our collective imagination – Mother Teresa.

‘The description was so ecstatic that it piqued our curiosity and pushed us to research further.’

After studying nearly 300 documents on her life, they concluded that a number of issues surrounded the nun were not taken into account by the Vatican.

Then we get to the crux of their “research”:

“These included ‘her rather dubious way of caring for the sick, her questionable political contacts, her suspicious management of the enormous sums of money she received, and her overly dogmatic views regarding, in particular, abortion, contraception, and divorce.'”

Oh, Mother Teresa felt strongly in her views about . . . wait . . . what the Church teaches about, well, everything.  Who knew!  Boy these researchers are on the job.

Forget the vague terms that are excuses for unsupported allegations like “dubious” and “suspicions”, what the heck does it mean to be “overly dogmatic” regarding abortion!  If you believe that abortion is the murder of the most defenseless members of society, is it possible to be against it in an “overly dogmatic” way.

My take is that these “researchers” are not content to perpetuate the killing of unborn children, they want to urinate on the grave of a nun who spent her life caring for the poor, abandoned, neglected, and defenseless.

And either one of these “researchers” are a cinch for the Secretary of State gig.  And probably a marked improvement.