Mother Teresa of Calcutta, now the irritating Blessed Teresa of Calcutta as a result of one of the milestones in the scheme by the late Pope John Paul II to fast-track her to sainthood,  beatification, is destined to become one of the most popular saints in the Catholic Church.  It has emerged that she had to be exorcised of demons on her deathbed. 

        Writers Professor Serge Larivie and Genevieve Chenard in the journal, Studies in Religion/Sciences, have made it clear that Mother Teresa deserves severe criticism for "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."

            For example, the 517 missions she had set up for the poor and the sick in many countries were really just places for the dying to be dumped in.  Doctors who checked out her activities in Calcutta have established this.  The places were found to be needlessly dirty, the inmates were inadequately fed and looked after.  Worse, they had NO PAINKILLERS! 

        Mother let people think that money was scarce  but that was not the case at all.

        The writers noted that Mother never gave money to help the victims of natural disasters in India.  But she said prayers for them.  And she wasted the money on sending them medals of the Virgin Mary.  Millions of dollars were put by Mother into many secret accounts.

     Thanks also to the work of Christopher Hitchens it is possible to see the truth about Mother Teresa who nobody dares criticise.

        Mother aided the evil Duvalier family of Haiti and buttered them up.  She got a million dollars from Charles Keating and kept it ignoring requests to her to return it after she knew he had stolen the money.  She has opposed the human right to divorce, contraception and abortion and the rights of secular people.  She thought she knew it all.  It was okay for her to campaign against these things for she never needed them.  She was an epitome of the reprehensible selfishness that exists in the worst fundamentalist Christians.  She even said that poverty was a gift from God.  She accepted the vicious idea that the purpose of suffering is for the betterment of character.  The atheist refuses to condone suffering this way and so the atheist should have a greater hatred of the  suffering in the world than the religionist.  She refused to use anything in her clinics to relieve pain for she accepted the Catholic doctrine that suffering is a good thing.  She checked into the best hospitals in the world when she was sick herself and anything was good enough for the poor she used to create her grand and glorious image.

     Mother stated that dogs were fed on human foetuses.  No evidence for this claim has ever been uncovered.  She approved of a film about her, Mother Teresa and her world, which claimed that there were a quarter of a million lepers in Calcutta while another film she collaborated in said it was 40,000.  She has exaggerated the number of lepers and has helped them in preference to the even more serious plague of malaria.

     She lied as well that she knew no poor woman in Calcutta who had had an abortion though Calcuttans regarded abortion as no big deal and all classes used it.

     Mother had 50 million dollars in the New York bank alone and yet the order greedily solicited for money.  This was the order that used the same syringe on many sick patients under the pretext of hard times.  The money shouldn’t have been lying in accounts.  Every penny should have been used.

     Mother Teresa spoke against Vatican II making any doctrinal or practical changes in the Roman Catholic Church in the sixties.  She supported the old horrific triumphalist and sectarian Church system that existed before Vatican II.  She did not want the Church to become more human.  She has frequently presented Calcutta as being a worse city than it really was to pull in the donations. 

     Please look up the sites by Christopher Hitchens and Aroup Chatterjee on the Internet and do a search in Google.  Free Inquiry Winter 97-98 Volume 18 and Issue 1 ran an article by a former member of the Order Mother Teresa founded the Missionaries of Charity.  She left the Order and exposed the evil and predominant side of Mother Teresa in the article.  The article can be found on page 31.  She testified that |Mother believed that obedience to the Order and to the Church is God’s will and that it is good to choose to suffer for it makes God give more graces out to the Church.  Attachment to people and friendship was forbidden.  This is so that Christ’s command that God alone be loved and other things loved for his sake meaning not for themselves but for him and not for yourself but for him may be observed.  The effect of all this was the nuns telling lies and refusing to commit the sin of thinking independently.  Mother Teresa caused a lot of destruction among the nuns.  Mother Teresa amassed huge donations for the order and made no effort to make sure that the nuns used clean needles when they injected. She wouldn’t supply them.  The Order she ran is so much like an extreme religious cult.

      It was reported in the Sunday Tribune of October 20th, 2002, (Vol 22) that Monica Besra, a West Bengali lady, who alleged that she was cured by Mother Teresa was not the recipient of a miracle though the Vatican formally recognised that she was.  She said she was cured of a incurable cancerous tumour of the abdomen in 1998 on the anniversary of Mother Teresa’s death.  She claimed that she was ill and that two nuns prayed with her to Mother Teresa when she felt strangely elated and discovered that she was healed.  Doctors have testified that it was not cancer but a tubercular lump that died away thanks to prescribed drugs.  She went for an ultrasound despite saying that her symptoms had gone and this was in May 1999!  Were they gone at all?  Parts of her story do not add up so her version cannot be trusted and it does seem that she had many of the same symptoms for she was admitted to hospital a year after the miracle with severe pain in the abdomen.  According to a story that broke on 19th of October 2002, Dr Murshed claimed that representatives of the Roman Church and Mother Teresa’s order had come to him and applied pressure for him to declare the cure to be a miracle that can only be explained supernaturally.  Many doctors were claiming that they treated Ms Besra for her illness even after the alleged healing.  

   The book, Christianity is not Great, says that Besra said that the tumour was taken away miraculously when she used a locket containing Mother Teresa's picture with devotion.  She cried miracle but her own husband said it was the doctors that cured her.  The book says that one doctor who treated her said she had a cyst and tuberculosis and did not have cancer.  The healing was not instant - it took place slowly over a year!  The Church ignores all the evidence and still insists it was a real miracle.  The Church is only encouraging people to disparage medical science.  That causes suffering and death.  This is disgusting in a world where children are left to die even in America where parents want to trust prayer or magic or miracles instead of medicine and their madness has legal protection.  And bizarrely, these hypocritical parents have no problem taking the family pet to a vet or animal hospital!

  The books says that two thirds of the patients who went to Mother Teresa's facilities were looking for a doctor and there was none available for them.  Patients then died because they only had custodial care.

  In The Freethinker October 2007 it was revealed that doctors claimed that Besra's recovery was not down to a miracle but down to conventional medical treatment.  Besra was stricken with poverty and the Missionaries of Charity nuns promised her financial help.  It continued only as long as the nuns needed Besra involved in the plot to attribute a miracle to Mother Teresa that never really happened.  They used her and then they dumped her.    

 The Lancet, a respected medical journal, gave a negative appraisal of Mother Teresa's methods of looking after people.  She refused to listen.  She had the money to improve the substandard care.

  SF Weekly make it clear that Mother Teresa knew that her priest friend, Donald McGuire, abused a Bay Area boy in 1993.  The Church, for a change, dismissed him from his ministry.  She didn't care and made efforts to have him put back into active ministry.  She stated this must be done as soon as humanly possible.  In a letter she referred to the abuses as sad events and that he was guilty of imprudence.  In other words, he made a mistake.  She was close to excusing his behaviour.  She got her wish for his reinstatement and the McGuire attacked more boys.  He ended up arrested in 2005.

  She wrote, "I understand how grave is the scandal touching the priesthood in the U.S.A. and how careful we must be to guard the purity and reputation of that priesthood".  She lied that she considered his crime grave but she stated that the reputation of the Church took priority.

  Again she implied the crime was not serious and made no difference to her, "I must say, however, that I have confidence and trust in Fr. McGuire and wish to see his vital ministry resume as soon as possible."  There was no empathy for the victim.

 The letter was used as evidence in litigation against McGuire's order, the Jesuits.

According to Hope Endures by a former nun from Mother Teresa's order, The Missionaries of Charity, Collete Livermore, the order though it had sufficient money donated to it for the purpose of buying books to help with the medical work this was not done (page 115).  As a result, the health of the sisters was at risk.  The book explains how the nuns were not provided with medical advice, the use of mosquito repellents, information about malaria and vaccinations (page 115).  It attributes this to the idea that God would look after the nuns.

  The book recounts how Colette, then called Sister Tobit, got into trouble with the order for helping a man with dysentery who was in danger of dying (page 163).  The order cared more about obedience than doing the right thing.  Mother Teresa declared according to page 168, that she recognised 1 Peter 2:18-23 as being correct.  This text ordered slaves to obey their masters even if they were abusive and difficult.  It said that it is great to be beaten for doing wrong when one is innocent and that such patience pleases God.  Peter also says that this has to be the right attitude for Jesus gave us an example to follow.  Mother Teresa used this text to urge her nuns to obey superiors without question (page 168).  Sister Tobit decided to leave the order.  She didn't like the way she was expected to let the poor suffer rather than disobey orders and she made that clear to Mother Teresa (page 172).   Mother Teresa was "not sympathetic" and told Tobit that her feelings were sourced in temptation and pride (page 172).  In other words, Tobit was bad for seeing sense.  Mother was judging her despite forbidding Tobit to judge those who acted as dictators in the order over her (page 224).

  Later Colette recounted the tale of what happened in Manila when she tried to help a sick boy called Alex.  Sister Valerie who was in charge of her forbade her to help him though Colette told her there was no reason why they couldn't.

   Mother Teresa wouldn't let the nuns have a washing machine (page 194).  This forced the nuns to wash the underwear of the incontinent with brushes.  The order was more concerned about inflicting hardship on the nuns than on helping the sick.  A washing machine would have freed up their time to help people.  Mother was definitely misusing the funds so kindly donated to her from all over the world.  It was the struggle to help not the helping that mattered in her Christian philosophy.

   Sister Tobit applied for a dispensation from her vows (page 224) because she was expected to do things like sending dying children away when commanded to do so and because she was not allowed to have a mind of her own.  She wrote that she felt that "the order whose raison detre was to show compassion, chronically failed to do so, both to its own members and to the poor."  "The Society demanded that I have no mind of my own and censored everything I read, a form of brainwashing that almost turned me into an automaton".  These quotes can be read on page 224.  On page 213 we read that Mother Teresa held that if an event happened, it was either willed by God or allowed by him to happen.  We read that it led her to conclude that what the religious superior commands is either willed by God or at least allowed by him to be made meaning the commands no matter how silly or harsh they are are from God's authority.  To disobey them is to disobey God.

  When Tobit came Colette again she began to suspect that the gospel commands given by Christ to give to all who ask and thought that attempts to love unconditionally and forgive unconditionally really made one a doormat (page 287).

  The book proves that Mother Teresa cannot be called a good woman.  It proves that living the gospels properly is bad for you.  The Missionaries of Charity experienced the damaging power of the gospels and yet they lived their lives as an example to those who they helped and those who knew them - ultimately to see them take on the same torments.  Some charity!


An interview with Christopher Hitchens on Mother Teresa

Defending Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa's House Of Illusions

The Illusory Vs. The Real Mother Teresa

The Mother of All Myths




The following two sites show just what a liar Mother Teresa was and her callous heart is laid bare.  They show the deceit of Pope John Paul II who was eager to make a saint of her.





This fascinating book reveals shockers such as that the pope has beatified Archbishop Stepinac of Zagreb who stood idly by as Jews and Communists were hounded to their deaths and the notorious fascist Cardinal Schuster of Milan. 


Hope Endures, Colette Livermore, William Heinemann, North Sydney, Australia, 2008

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