(Brother Richard) – Richard Haynes:
Nineteen years after her 1997 death, and thirteen years after her 2003 beatification, Mother Teresa of Calcutta will be canonized in September 2016.
At least, this is what Archbishop Salvatore Fisichella was quoted as saying to the Italian media.
I am quite interested to see how all of this plays out. Mother Teresa would be one of the first individuals to become a saint who had much of their life recorded or written down. After one lays aside the desire to award her apparent selflessness, there is much evidence that points to Mother Teresa as being anything but “saintly.”
“Mother Teresa was not a friend of the poor. She was a friend of poverty. She said that suffering was a gift from God. She spent her life opposing the only known cure for poverty, which is the empowerment of women and the emancipation of them from a livestock version of compulsory reproduction.“