A Saint

(Slate::The Slatest) – Daniel Politi:

It’s official. Mother Teresa of Calcutta is now a saint of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis declared on Sunday morning, ending a fast-track canonization process a mere 19 years after her death. …

Mother Teresa also had plenty of skeptics and critics, most famously Christopher Hitchens, who called her a “fanatic” and a “fraud.” Others criticized what they said were low standards of hygiene in hospitals run by her sisterhood, and say she had no problem accepting money from dictators. Feminists and aid organizations were never fans of how Mother Teresa campaigned against abortion and birth control. And some say she failed to use her fame to really get to the root of the problem and help the poor get out of poverty. Plus, there are plenty of people who have debunked the miracles credited to Mother Teresa. …

the_slatest 2016/09/04 a_saint

Christopher Hitchens: The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice

Wikipedia: The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice

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