"When Christopher Hitchens and I made the film on her, the research was impeccable," Ali said. "She was close to dictators. She took money wherever she could. The care in her hospitals was poor. It was just one nightmare after another. From that time on, I saw her as a total fake," Ali said. The letter, he added, "would only be surprising if one saw her as a moral person, and I don't."

Anne Sebba, a biographer of Mother Teresa, said the founder of the Missionaries of Charity had never before been tainted by knowing involvement with a pedophile priest. However, she said the nun's response to criticism of her coziness with figures such as the Duvaliers and savings-and-loan scamster Charles Keating — for whom she pleaded for leniency during his trial and eventual conviction on fraud charges — was that she was practicing forgiveness in line with Christian ideals.

"Her answer was always that any miserable sinner deserved to be given a chance to do good," Sebba said. "She argued that Jesus always offered redemption, and no sinner was beyond redemption."

Mother Teresa with Father Donald McGuire, a convicted child molester who ministered to her nuns.
Courtesy Tyrone Cefalu
Mother Teresa with Father Donald McGuire, a convicted child molester who ministered to her nuns.
An unsigned letter that appears to have been written by Mother Teresa asks McGuire’s superiors to overlook an abuse allegation against the priest.
An unsigned letter that appears to have been written by Mother Teresa asks McGuire’s superiors to overlook an abuse allegation against the priest.

In McGuire, Mother Teresa encountered a challenge to that belief. After his return to ministry in 1994, McGuire would see eight new abuse allegations lodged against him by boys' families. In 2006, he was found guilty of molesting two boys decades earlier at the Loyola Academy. In 2008, he was convicted in federal court of taking a boy across state lines for the purpose of sexually abusing him. According to federal prosecutors, McGuire probed the boy's anus with his fingers during "massages," examined his penis with a magnifying glass, and looked at pornography with him.

McGuire has maintained his innocence of the charges against him, asserting that his victims fabricated stories to secure financial settlements from the Jesuits. His Chicago-based lawyer, Stephen Komie, said that McGuire's appeals of his state and federal convictions were unsuccessful, however. "He's going to die in prison, absent a pardon, and I don't think that's in the cards," Komie said.

The father of the Walnut Creek boy whose abuse allegation prompted McGuire's psychiatric treatment in 1993 said the information in the new documents is unfortunate, but not shocking. "That McGuire fooled Father Hardon and Mother Teresa like he did so many others is disappointing, but not a surprise," he said. "It shows that a person doesn't have to be a mind-reader in order to be a saint."

A second Walnut Creek man who says McGuire abused him as a child, and who is participating in a lawsuit against the Jesuits, reacted to the letter that might be from Mother Teresa more strongly.

"I was totally blown away by it," said the man, who is identified in court records only as John Doe 129 and whom SF Weekly is not identifying by name because he is an alleged victim of childhood sexual abuse. "I just don't know how somebody supposedly so saintly, supposedly such a protector of the weak and the poor, could be so indifferent to it," he said.


Hardon's letter to McGuire, as well as the letter that appears to have been written by Mother Teresa, indicate it was Hardon who personally carried news of McGuire's situation to Calcutta. It is thus important to understand how much Hardon knew when he visited Mother Teresa in January 1994. On this front, newly uncovered documents show the Jesuit in an unflattering light, and may have a serious impact on his prospects for sainthood.

In addition to his January 1994 letter to McGuire, Hardon wrote a detailed explication of his knowledge of and involvement in McGuire's case to Schaeffer, the Jesuits' Chicago provincial, in November 1993. The father of the alleged abuse victim from Walnut Creek had requested that Hardon personally intercede to assess exactly what McGuire had done to the teenage boy. At the time, Hardon was an internationally known and beloved priest who had staked his reputation on championing a conservative strain of Catholicism, not dissimilar to McGuire's, that was often at odds with the beliefs of his more liberal-minded fellow Jesuits.

During a visit to Saint John Vianney, Hardon had a frank conversation with McGuire in which the latter admitted to taking showers with his alleged victim, asking the boy to massage his body, and allowing him to possess pornography in the room they shared while traveling. McGuire denied additional allegations that he had touched the boy's genitals and watched him masturbate.

Hardon was apparently satisfied with what he heard. As he wrote to Schaeffer, "Regarding showering, Fr. Don said that it was true, but the picture is not one of a lingering sensual experience. It was rather the picture of two firemen, responding to an emergency, one of whom was seriously handicapped and in need of support and care from the other."

On the body rubs: "Regarding the massages, Fr. Don said they were done with attention to modesty and were necessary to relieve spasm at the 4th-5th lumbar disc and the right leg, involving the sciatic nerve." (The fourth and fifth lumbar vertebrae are at the bottom of the spine, just above the buttocks.)

And the dirty magazines: "Regarding pornography Fr. Don said that there were Playboy and Penthouse magazines, which he neither got nor threw away."

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Gerald Goldberg
Gerald Goldberg

AMERICA'S NAZIS 50,000,000 young Americans slaughtered, while their mothers "looked" on. THE AMERICAN HOLOCAUST What is the total number of legal abortions since 1973? Since the legalization of abortion in 1973, there have been approximately 50 million abortions performed in the United States. Source: Guttmacher Institute, 2011, August. Facts on Induced Abortion in the United States. How many abortions are performed in the United States each year? According to the Guttmacher Institute, there were 1.21 million abortions performed in the United States in 2008, the most recent year for which data is available. This amounts to 3,322 abortions per day. Source: Jones, Rachel K. and Kathryn Kooistra. "Abortion Incidence and Access to Services in the United States, 2008." Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health 43, no. 1 (2011, March): 41-50 DOCTOR DEATH Dr. Martin Haskell giving a presentation at the 16th Annual Meeting of the National Abortion Federation Conference in 1992 in San Diego. It was a gathering of abortionists -- men and women who make their living by killing babies. Haskell was describing to his audience how to do a partial-birth abortion. Listen to his words about how this procedure takes place: “The surgeon then introduces large grasping forceps … through the vaginal and cervical canal … He moves the tip of the instrument carefully towards the fetal lower extremities -- and pulls the extremity into the vagina …The surgeon then uses his fingers to deliver the opposite lower extremity, then the torso, the shoulders, and the upper extremities. The skull lodges in the internal os. The fetus is oriented … spine up … The surgeon then takes a pair of blunt curved Metzenbaum scissors in the right hand. … the surgeon then forces the scissors into the base of the skull--spreads the scissors to enlarge the opening. The surgeon--surgeon then introduces a suction catheter into this hole and evacuates the skull contents.” Haskell, having described these brutal details, shows his audience a video of himself doing one of these procedures. And at the end of the video, after the sound of the suction machine taking the brains out of the baby’s head, the audience applauds.

neil.allen.76
neil.allen.76

@Gerald Goldberg Pope Benedict was a confirmed teenage Nazi.  Abortion is legal, and was never described in the bible at all.

The Catholic church is an organized child rape crime syndicate, and "the only good Catholic", Mother Teresa, aided and abetted a known child rapist.

Moisés Ibrahim
Moisés Ibrahim

COLEGIO RETAMAR: BASTARDISM AT OPUS DEI SPIRITUALISM. OPUS DEI is LATIN for GOD´S WORK or the WORK of GOD, although OPUS DEI has nothing to do with REAL GOD. OPUS DEI is LATIN for GOD´S WORK or the WORK of GOD, although OPUS DEI has NOTHING to dop with REAL GOD, the IDEOLOGY and the THEOLOGY of GOD. OPUS DEI is SECTARIAN, INTOLERANT, FUNDAMENTALIST and has its OWN UNDERGROUND STRUCTURE, inspired from THE WAY "CAMINO" that takes YOU straint on to the 999 WAYS of the OPUS DEI HOLY SUPREME DESTRUCTIVE MAFIA, the MEDIEVAL AGES, the LOSS of PERSONALITY, the PERTURBATION of CONSIENCE, the UGLY SLAVERY, the INCREDIBLE OPPRESSION, the UNBELIEVALBE PROSECUTION, the SPIRITUAL PROSTITUTION, the ADULTERY with HUMAN RIGHTS, the INSOLENT MECHANIZATION and the MISOGYNOUS RANCID NEURONS possessed by the DEVILS. Members agree to certain obligations, attending MASS and saying the ROSARY daily and praying each morning and evening. They have a daily PLAN of LIFE or NORMS of PIETY which make you live the PRESENCE of GOD, even when you make LOVE with your WIFE. You must not PROSTITUTE with your WIFE in BED or makes her PROSTITUTE with you, either. You MUST follow the ILLED VIRTUE of OPUS DEI PURITY. UNMARRIED MEMBERS or NUMERARIES, commit to CELIBACY, turn over their SALARIES to OPUS DEI and live in GROUP RUN CENTRES, where MEN and WOMEN are SEGRETATED. NUMERARIES regularly practice CORPORAL MORTIFICATIONS, uncommon to most CATHOLICS, which can include flagellating one´s BUTTOCKS and wearing a SPIKED CHAIN on one´s THIGHS. Such ACTS promote CRUELTY, ATROCITY and BLOODTHIRSTY ORGIES. MEN and WOMEN NUMERARIES live, work and worship in seperate parts of the HEADQUARTERS or BUILDINGS. They even go through separate ENTRANCES. Female members are encouraged to pursue all OCCUPATIONS, but within OPUS DEI FACILITIES, certain WOMEN and not MEN perfom the HOUSEKEEPING and the ADMINSTRATION of RETREAT BUILDINGS. WOMEN are ENSLAVED and I have EXPERIENCED that they sometimes fall in LOVE with NUMERARIES, leave the RESIDENCES and get MARRIED or live together in the WAY they wish. It is HUMANE and NATURAL that the HEADQUARTERS of OPUS DEI and SCHOOLS of OPUS DEI lead to HOMOSEXUALITY, GAYISM and LESBIANISM, because of the SEGREGATION of MEN and WOMEN. POPE JOHN PAUL II, the POLISH PASTOR, who had no PEDIGREE, in particular, has favoured the OPUS DEI WORLDWIDE HOLY SUPREME MAFIA. He made OPUS DEI a PERSONAL PRELATURE in a DAY. He BEATIFIED the FOUNDER of OPUS DEI, JOSÉ MARÍA ESCRIVÁ de BALAGUER, who was the MARQUIS de PERALTA next DAY and he CANONIZED the SUPERMAN SAINT in another DAY. The WEDDING between the VATICAN IMPERIAL PLANET and the PENTAGONAL OPUS DEI had a GREAT SUCCESS for the WORLDWIDE ASSAULTS on REASON. It has been a CANONICAL MARRIAGE which will bring SPIRITUAL BASTARDS and MADE UP SAINTLINESS, addicted to the the ILLEGAL ACCUMULATION of POWER and WEALTH. WE had NEWS at OPUS DEI about the PROCLAMATION of the PERSONAL PRELATURE, the BEATIFICATION and the CANONIZATION beforehand, MONTHS before the WORLDWIDE means of COMMUNICATIONS. We were INFORMED and DIRECTED at OPUS DEI that we had to PRAY because the the PRELATURE, the BEATIFICATION or the CANONIZATION were coming SOON. Members are increasingly found in prominent church positions and LOCAL CHURCHES. MOISÉS IBRAHIM: EX PROFESSOR at ESCUELA OFICIAL de IDIOMAS in MADRID. EX EDUCATOR at COLEGIO RETAMAR for the THIRTY THREE YEARS. EX SUPERNUMERARY at the OPUS DEI HOLY SUPREME MAFIA. EX REPRESENTATIVE of the WORKERS at COLEGIO RETAMAR, a CORPORATIVE, a LUCRATIVE, a CORRUPTIVE and a DESTRUCTIVE WORK of OPUS DEI, originated from ILLEGAL FOUNDATIONS, according to the DOCUMENTS that ACCREDIT, SAY and EVIDENCE the TRUTH. EX EDUCATOR at COLEGIO RETAMAR for THIRTY THREE YEARS, the same AGE of CHRIST on EARTH, a SEE of SPANISH PUBLIC TREASURY SACKING, a BUNKER of SPIRITUAL TERRORISM, a HEADQUARTER of OPUS DEI LORD BLACK MONEY, a FORTRESS of PROSECUTION, a BAND OF TRIBALIST MONKS, a BURDEL of PROSTITUTION with the POOR HUMAN RIGHTS whose BREAD is DEVOURED to MAKE wheels of MILLS or HOLY HOSTS for the ALTARS. an EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION for ABUSIVE APOSTOLATE, a LEGION for RECRUITMENT of ADOLESCENTS and a CENTRE of MALEDUCATION, where ARISTOCRACY, NOBILITY, HIGHNESS and ROYALTY have been EDUCATED, in CONCRETE where I have EDUCATED two GENERATIONS, being at the SERVICE of EDUCATION, and at the moment they are controlling the SUBLIMITY of the POLITICAL, ECONOMICAL, RELIGIOUS and the SPORTIVE POWERS in our BELOVED SPAIN. MOISÉS IBRAHIM: EX PROFESOR de la ESCUELA OFICIAL de IDIOMAS de MADRID. EX SUPERNUMERARIO de la SANTA SUPREMA MAFIA del OPUS DEI. EX REPRESENTANTE de los TRABAJADORES del COLEGIO RETAMAR de MADRID, OBRA CORPORATIVA, LUCRATIVA y CORRUPTIVA del OPUS DEI, ORIGINARIA de FUNDACIONES ILEGALES, según los DOCUMENTOS que ACREDITAN, INDICAN y EVIDENCIAN la VERDAD. EX EDUCADOR del ILUSTRE COLEGIO RETAMAR durante TREINTA y TRES AÑOS, la MISMA EDAD de CRISTO en la TIERRA, SEDE de SAQUEOS de las ARCAS PÚBLICAS ESPAÑOLAS, BUNKER del TERRORÍSMO ESPIRITUAL, CUARTEL de OPUS DEI LORD BLACK MONEY, una FORTALEZA de MONJES TRIBALES, un BURDEL de PROSTITUTIÓN con los DERECHOS HUMANOS de los POBRES, cuyo PAN se DEVORA para FABRICAR ruedas de MOLINOS o HOSTIAS SAGRADAS para los ALTARES, una INSTITUCIÓN EDUCATIVA para el APOSTOLADO ABUSIVO, LEGIÓN DE RECLUTAMIENTO de ADOLESCENTES y CENTRO de MALEDUCACIÓN, donde se EDUCAN ARISTOCRACIAS; NOBLEZAS, ALTEZAS y REALEZAS, concretamente donde he EDUCADO dos GENERACIONES, estando al SERVICIO de la EDUCACIÓN, y que en la ACTUALIDAD están OSTENTANDO la SUBLIMIDAD de los PODERES POLÍTICOS, ECONÓMICOS, RELIGIOSOS y DEPORTIVOS en NUESTRA QUERIDA ESPAÑA.

Moisés Ibrahim
Moisés Ibrahim

COLEGIO RETAMAR: What is OPUS DEI? What is OPUS DEISM? What is OPUS DEILOGY? OPUS DEI is a SECTARIAN SECT that INFECTS like the PLAGUES of DANGEROUS INSECTS. It causes MENTAL CHRONICAL DISEASES, loss of PERSONALITY, blind FAITH, traffic of SOULS, piracy of SPIRITUAL DIRECTION, disturbance of CONSCIENCE, perseverance of SPIRITUAL TERRORISM, implantation of PERMITTED INJUSTICE, the habit of ASSAULTS on REASON, the promotion of HOMOSEXUALTY, the skillful of COMPUTING PROSTITUTION, the HOME KIDNAPPING of ADVERSARIES, the wisdom of PERSONAL INCOMMUNICATION, the mastery of POLICE SUPLANTATION, the immorality of PRIVACY INTERFERENCE, the maquiavelical systems of EDUCATIONAL ORGIES, the preachment of the BLOBLOODTHIRSTY CRUSADES, the manufacture of HOLY HOSTS or WHEELS of MILLS from the POOR BREAD, the acquiresd knowledge of ASAAULTS on REASON and the perfectionism of PUBLIC TREASURY PLUNDERING. OPUS DEISM is the TWIN of ZIONISM. They are both the ESSENCE and the ROOTS of the WORLDWIDE MALEVOLENCE. They have given birth to RACISM, APARTHEID, LEGAL TERRRISM, ATROCITIES, CRUELTIES, GENOCIDES, BLOODTHIRSTY ORGIES, the CULTURE of DEATH, the IDEOLOGY of SPIRITUAL TERRORISM, the THEOLOGY of WAR CRIMES, the CREED of IMPERIALISM, the CATECHISM of the EXPANSIONISM, the WAY of the WAY that leads to the 999 WAYS of the HOLY WORLDWIDE SUPREME MAFIA, the TRUTH that gives WAY to the POOR WEALTH DOMINATION and the WAY that drives to turn the TECHNOLOGY into an INSTRUMENT of the THIRD WORLD RECESSION, REGRESSION, ANIQUILATION and PROFANATION. The ARABOPHOBIA, the ISLAMOPHOBIA and the PALESTINOPHOBIA have been the FRUIT of thy WOMB OPUS DEI and ZIONISM. The POOR have become the IMPERIAL RICH TASTY FOOD. OPUS DEILOGY is ZIONOLOGY. The FOUNDER of OPUS DEI; JOSÉ MARÍA ESCRIVÁ DE BALAGUER who was the MARQUÍS of PERALTA, a TITLE which was bought during the the FASCISM PERIOD in SPAIN, and who became a SUPERMAN SAINT in a short time due the OPUS DEI IMPERIAL FINANCIAL EMPIRE. That means that the OPUS SANCTITY has been financed until ETHERNITY. The SUPERMAN SAINT has CLONED the IDEOLOGY and the THEOLOGY of HERTZL, so they are TWINS and represent the PILLARS of the WORLDWIDE LEGAL and TERRORIFIC POLITICAL, ECONOMICAL and SPIRITUAL TERRORISM. ESCRIVÁ was a CUNNING MAN who knew all the TRICKS. He has been a FOX in the SKIN of a SHEEP. He FEIGNED CHILDHOOD in front of GOD and he has shown the OPUS DEI HOLY SUPREME MAFIA to the WORLDWIDE NATIONS who are looking forward to having PEACE, JUSTICE and WELFARE. I see that ESCRIVA has played the role of a TART, a SLUT and a CUNNING WOMAN. COLEGIO RETAMAR: WOMEN AT OPUS DEI AND ILLED HOLY PURITY. OPUS DEI preaches that WOMEN are the ESSENCE and the ROOT of the MABKIND´S SINS. BRAIN WASHERS make you believe that WOMEN are STAINED with SIN at the DAY LIGHT and at the DARKNESS. YOU cannot carry on the TUTORIAL with your STUDENT´S MOTHER without having the door of the OPEN, because your THOUGHTS may betray YOU and enter the PARTS of her BODY. It is said that your HEAD is the MAD of the HOUSE. FATHER JOAQUÍN has preached that WOMEN who wear TROUSERS and ide BICYCLED must be addicted to MASTURBATIONS, because TROUSERS and BIKES are MEANS or INSTRUMENTS of MASTURBATIONS. MRS. BERTODANO who had her SONS at COLEGIO RETAMAR has once opened the door of the SCHOOL CHAPEL to attend a RETREAT for WOMEN. The supposed INSTRUCTOR of CHRISTIANS has shouted, roared or barked at her when he glimpsed her in JEANS and said "THE MAN WHO HAS JUST ENTERED THE CHAPEL IN JEANS SHOULD CLOSE THE DOOR AGAIN AND GO WHEREVER HE HAS COME FROM". The POOR LADY has suffered a SCHOCK and it has been a SCANDAL, because the LADIES who attended the RETREAT have come out to HELP the VICTIM. Once upon I have a recived a telephone call from a STUDENT´S MOTHER who was asking for help, because her husband was the second on board of JOSÉ MARÍA RUIZ MATEOS and both escaped to LONDON, because JOSÉ MARIÁS IMPERIAL ECONOMICAL POWE was NATIONIZED by the SPANISH GOVERNMENT. The LADY had about six children and wanted to get out a certificate from SCHOOL for her son who I was his TUTOR, so she asked to go to her HOUSE, because she was incommunicated by the CONTROL of the GOVERMENT. Next day, I informed the TECHNICAL DIRECTOR, GREGORIO PERLADO what happed. Instead of thanking my effort for help and paying for a taxi to go the LADY´S HOUSE, he told me that I should not have gone to a LADY´S HOUSE with CHILDREN without the PRESENCE of her HUSBAND. Since then, I have refused to be in charge of TUTORIAL. OPUS DEI knows NO LOVE, but ILLED HOLY PURITY. MOISÉS IBRAHIM: EX PROFESSOR at ESCUELA OFICIAL de IDIOMAS in MADRID. EX EDUCATOR at COLEGIO RETAMAR for the THIRTY THREE YEARS. EX SUPERNUMERARY at the OPUS DEI HOLY SUPREME MAFIA. EX REPRESENTATIVE of the WORKERS at COLEGIO RETAMAR, a CORPORATIVE, a LUCRATIVE, a CORRUPTIVE and a DESTRUCTIVE WORK of OPUS DEI, originated from ILLEGAL FOUNDATIONS, according to the DOCUMENTS that ACCREDIT, SAY and EVIDENCE the TRUTH. EX EDUCATOR at COLEGIO RETAMAR for THIRTY THREE YEARS, the same AGE of CHRIST on EARTH, a SEE of SPANISH PUBLIC TREASURY SACKING, a BUNKER of SPIRITUAL TERRORISM, a HEADQUARTER of OPUS DEI LORD BLACK MONEY, a FORTRESS of PROSECUTION, a BAND OF TRIBALIST MONKS, a BURDEL of PROSTITUTION with the POOR HUMAN RIGHTS whose BREAD is DEVOURED to MAKE wheels of MILLS or HOLY HOSTS for the ALTARS. an EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION for ABUSIVE APOSTOLATE, a LEGION for RECRUITMENT of ADOLESCENTS and a CENTRE of MALEDUCATION, where ARISTOCRACY, NOBILITY, HIGHNESS and ROYALTY have been EDUCATED, in CONCRETE where I have EDUCATED two GENERATIONS, being at the SERVICE of EDUCATION, and at the moment they are controlling the SUBLIMITY of the POLITICAL, ECONOMICAL, RELIGIOUS and the SPORTIVE POWERS in our BELOVED SPAIN. MOISÉS IBRAHIM: EX PROFESOR de la ESCUELA OFICIAL de IDIOMAS de MADRID. EX SUPERNUMERARIO de la SANTA SUPREMA MAFIA del OPUS DEI. EX REPRESENTANTE de los TRABAJADORES del COLEGIO RETAMAR de MADRID, OBRA CORPORATIVA, LUCRATIVA y CORRUPTIVA del OPUS DEI, ORIGINARIA de FUNDACIONES ILEGALES, según los DOCUMENTOS que ACREDITAN, INDICAN y EVIDENCIAN la VERDAD. EX EDUCADOR del ILUSTRE COLEGIO RETAMAR durante TREINTA y TRES AÑOS, la MISMA EDAD de CRISTO en la TIERRA, SEDE de SAQUEOS de las ARCAS PÚBLICAS ESPAÑOLAS, BUNKER del TERRORÍSMO ESPIRITUAL, CUARTEL de OPUS DEI LORD BLACK MONEY, una FORTALEZA de MONJES TRIBALES, un BURDEL de PROSTITUTIÓN con los DERECHOS HUMANOS de los POBRES, cuyo PAN se DEVORA para FABRICAR ruedas de MOLINOS o HOSTIAS SAGRADAS para los ALTARES, una INSTITUCIÓN EDUCATIVA para el APOSTOLADO ABUSIVO, LEGIÓN DE RECLUTAMIENTO de ADOLESCENTES y CENTRO de MALEDUCACIÓN, donde se EDUCAN ARISTOCRACIAS; NOBLEZAS, ALTEZAS y REALEZAS, concretamente donde he EDUCADO dos GENERACIONES, estando al SERVICIO de la EDUCACIÓN, y que en la ACTUALIDAD están OSTENTANDO la SUBLIMIDAD de los PODERES POLÍTICOS, ECONÓMICOS, RELIGIOSOS y DEPORTIVOS en NUESTRA QUERIDA ESPAÑA.

Jacobshkreli
Jacobshkreli

Shame on you for those comments of this women! SHAME ON YOU!

Jokie X Wilson
Jokie X Wilson

It never ceases to amaze me the role that women play in child abuse and how often their responsibilities are ignored, no matter how grave.

Marc Salomon
Marc Salomon

Rev. Hardon? What could POSSIBLY go wrong?

Brian Lowe
Brian Lowe

It has to come out because Truth is what it is, regardless of the worship, which, latently is saviourship. There was no peace in that woman and those who are mired within their saviourship-cum-worship might learn a lesson or two about humans being Truth, Love and Intelligence - not when Humanity is of Duality, all having The Mother Of Duality, Femininity vs Masculinity, innately within. Without one single exception, not even one, to the jubilation of some and the despair of others.

Due to our dual nature, we are Creatures of Transience and for that “sin”, we have to repeat all that we do, especially that trinity of a biggy, to be truthful, loving and acting intelligently when the opportunity presents. Reality is self/one’s experience/empowerment whereas others’ reality is merely one’s knowledge, a case of the kinetic vs the potential, knowledge being merely a potential and not its kinetic. Got eet yet or is worship still the better option. Be aware though that Worship is merely Saviourship expressed and Saviourship is Worship suppressed.

Still confused? Better stop the worship then because the eternal tango between the two faces of the same body will not realise the truth/Truth other than some knowledge and witness how knowledge not only has the ability to turn night into day, it too has the ability to turn mere humans into “Mastermind”, “QI” and “Superbrain”. Are humans really this stupid or are we merely dumb sheep happily bleeting to the slaughter house just because we were told that it is paradise - because we thought we are the know-eet-all when we are really the know-nuffin’s. Especially when it comes to the reality/Reality.

That which is made up/acknowledged by humans is subject to the full vagaries of a human whereas only that which is deemed by The Divine is of Divinity. The worshipfuls must get it by now - unless their saviourship phase is in ascendency in which case judging who is a saint is then up to one’s imagination, oka Of Knowledge, and when knowledge is in ascendency, empowerment/the-actual-experience is then having a tea-break, an extend tea-break. Forever if it doesn’t mind. Especially when worship is none other than savioursip expressed.

Saul Abijah
Saul Abijah

There are explanations that the faithless refuse to look at, one being that the priest was falsely accused, and the Judge or jury was wrong, which happens all the time in this country for centuries, which I learned from experience, history, and studying the Criminal Justice/Court system at a university. The other, which does take faith, is that the priest did do it, because a Demon possessed him to ruin him and taint the priesthood, he was tempted, oppressed, and demented, and fell victim to temptation and sin, we all are guilty of this, we however sin all the time every day, priest sin less because of the holy lives they choose to lead, but the better you act, the more the Devil comes after you to make you fall, as it says in Holy scripture. When Priest fall they fall hard, but who the hell are we to judge, we all fall on a daily bases, most of us, never getting off are face, some enjoying the freedom of the fall.

Saul Abijah
Saul Abijah

Thank God someone said it, I can hardly believe these evil hypocritical journalist trying to get famous would stoop this low to attack, not only the Church, but MOTHER TERESA??? You people are sick and insane, taking everything completely out of context...it is very obvious what is happening, Satan is doing what he has done best for thousands of years, using the prideful ignorant hypocrites to attack God's Church and his people. As for me and my house we will serve the Lord...I will pray for the lost, may God have mercy on their souls. I have studied the Church for years, and it never claimed to be perfect, or a museum for saints, but a hospital for sinners, they only claim infallibility in Doctrine, which if you actually did study history and religion and the Church, you would know that the Doctrine is infallible and they have well thought out, organized, and scriptural cited reasons for it, i would challenge anyone to find one flaw in Catholic Doctrine, and not use biased, hypocritical, narrow minded opinion, but historical, scriptural facts.

Jason Shankel
Jason Shankel

Who we are to judge is the JURY OF HIS PEERS. This isn't some theological inner spiritual struggle with "The Devil." This is a man, an ordinary man, who RAPED CHILDREN and was given a pass to keep on raping. Who we are to judge are the people who do not give a sh*t what framework of fairy tale mythology you want to use to rationalize that. We will stop the child raping. There's plenty of time to fight the Devil in prison.

Tony Stricker
Tony Stricker

you know, when my friend got accused of rape, i told everyone that i would stand by him. because he's my friend. because that's what friends do. would you do the same? granted, my friend wasn't guilty. but did i know that at the time? no. i stood by him because he was my friend and i didn't feel he was capable of something like that.

i'm not by any means defending pedophilia, but for christ's sake, she wrote a damn letter saying that, from her experience with the man, she found him to be a good person and a friend. so she's standing by him. does that make her the "cunt of calcutta"? grow the f up. i've been to calcutta and have been to the mother theresa house and have seen some of the good work that she's done. she built homes for the sick and dying, the people who couldn't afford any healthcare and had nowhere else to go. and people are saying that the care wasn't up to par? WHO THE HELL CARES? THESE PEOPLE WOULD HAVE BEEN IN THE STREETS. and this makes her the "loathsome little albanian fraudster"? shame on you? this woman devoted her life to helping people! you guys have obviously never made a mistake in your life. you've obviously never judged someones character poorly before. don't get me wrong, the catholic church is far from perfect, but cut this woman a break.

neil.allen.76
neil.allen.76

@Tony Stricker If your friend confessed to you in confession that he raped a child, would you still let him be around children.  YES, YOU WOULD.  YOU'RE A CATHOLIC.

Catholics INVENTED confession in the 1400s, and since then, they've been letting their pedophile pals rape children and be in front of more children.  There is NO reason to believe that God believes in this INVENTION, but it is one of the reasons why Catholics are dangerous to society.

Jason Shankel
Jason Shankel

There's standing by your friend and then there's recommending that your friend be put in charge of children again.

And it's irrelevant whether or not she devoted her life to helping people. Joe Paterno did too. That doesn't give you a pass to overlook CHILD RAPE.

STUART GODDARD
STUART GODDARD

I am pretty hacked off with the Catholic church myself at the moment. They are refusing a Down syndrome baby communion apparently until he is able to understand the service which he may never be able to do.(Denum Ellarby) As a carer of an Autistic child I am getting pretty hot under the collar about it Grrrrrrrrrrr.

irpalo
irpalo

Quite irrelevant, but isn't it logical if you need to understand the communion before taking it? and its confusing me coz there are no communion for babies, it is from 10 years old  up only.

RCorrino
RCorrino

Why? Part of receiving communion is that you do understand why you are receiving such. If this child was allowed to partake of the Holy Eucharist, the child is essentially just eating a piece of bread and not the body of Christ. Besides, if this Down's baby is such that he is unaware of what he is missing, then by all accounts this boy does not understand sin; in effect is innocent and does not need communion. More important than the act of receiving the Host is to understand what receiving the Host means.

Maybe you should learn what Communion is about and I am in awe of your patience and tenacity in caring for an autistic child ( not sarcasm, I know someone who cares for an autistic boy and I can see it is NOT easy)

Rick
Rick

I didn't read it all but if she defends him then he must be right and gods statue of mary will shine down upon him and he will know god loves young men to.

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Rsalcedo
Rsalcedo

There is always to sides to the story and we need to keep this in mind or the forces that stack up against the Church will try to prevail in accomplishing the destruction of Holy Mother Church which will never come to pass because is greatest defender Jesus him self who proclaim it never to happen no matter what.

Daveyd 53297
Daveyd 53297

The christian Church is a chusrch whose foundations are built on sand.

Saul Abijah
Saul Abijah

Actually its built on the Rock, the cornerstone the builders rejected, and you will see Him sitting at the right hand of God in Glory, if you knew scripture and history, you would know Him who is I AM, but you know nothing but your hypocrisy and biased fashioned together opinions.

Jim
Jim like.author.displayName 1 Like

The very last thing these monsters think of is the poor children who are systematically violated and traumatized for their whole lives by people who stand in the place of Christ.The very FIRST thing a Catholic Christian should think of is the defense of little ones. If Hardon or Mother Theresa advance one more inch in their causes for sainthood, it will confirm in the mind of the faithful that we are just pawns in one large fraud.

LizDexic
LizDexic like.author.displayName 1 Like

Mother Teresa was Donald McGuire's confessor. The Vatican was issuing more and more restrictive rules for Fr McGuire...I.e. restricting the ages of boys he could have in his presence from "anyone under 20" to "anyone under 30"...these rules were ignored and Mother Teresa was photographed smiling with him and a young boy traveling with him overseas. The boys had to bathe him. He molested them. So, yeah, that's the kind of thing any saint would do....ignore the fact that a child was being sexually preyed on.

jessica
jessica

How was Mother Teresa his confessor? She couldn't hear confessions....

Larry Henzerling
Larry Henzerling like.author.displayName 1 Like

She should never even be considered a (HA!) saint! She was,simply, not a good person, on so many levels. Making her a saint shows just how much the Catholic church is out of touch with reality.

Jim
Jim

It simply shows how desperate the (now) unholy catholic [sic] church is to find sanctity, which was abandoned with Vatican II in the early 60's with the creation of the phony new mass and and other invalid sacraments.

JerroPerro
JerroPerro

Millions of dollars went to the catholic charities in this woman's name, yet all she could offer people suffering in poverty was God as a medicine, words of faith, and for them to accept their fate as God's will?

Is is so hard to fathom that maybe this woman had some flaws like everyone else? Why are so many people running to defend based on what they've heard. Let investigative journalism do it's job. Amazing that the church, and its supporters, continue to persecute anyone who questions one of its own or puts forward a thought that it doesn't agree with.

This is after all, the same institution who sold indulgences to the rich, tortured, and executed those who would oppose them.

Lililives
Lililives

Mother Teresa was merely a woman. That is all. She did good things and bad. It happens. The Church chose to elevate her. She did not ask for it.

All religion concerns is manipulating compliant humans for any desired outcome of "those in charge."

People hate to hear about possibly evil women. But for every sociopathic offender there is at least one forgiving accomplice in either male or female form. A lot of times-its the female that is far more destructive than the male-because she knows that if a religious woman "declares" a man a good,upstanding guy no one will question her. That's why these types of abuses can stay silent for so long. There was always a Mother Superior or Nun somewhere that knew what was happening and kept it quiet.

The Catholic church women need to be held just as accountable as the Catholic church men when handling abuse cases.

ElizD
ElizD

I do not see any possible way in which Mother Teresa's sanctity is tainted by her not regarding Fr McGuire as guilty until proven innocent, especially after being reassured about him by as respected a priest as Fr Hardon--who seems to have been deceived by McGuire. The whole thing is sad and painful.

John
John

The Mother did NOT have a sterling reputation among Bay Area Catholics. Her statements on contraception... such as couples who practiced contraception being unfit parents... were gutter Catholicism at its worst. Anyone, no matter how saintly, who truly believes that authority figures do not have any responsibility to the people below them because there is some sort of divinely ordained socio/religious hierarchy is part of the problem of abuse, not part of its solution.

ElizD
ElizD

Contraception is gravely evil, a Catholic saying so is speaking in accord with the natural law and the moral teaching of the Church. Not only can the contraceptive pill cause abortion of children already conceived but not yet implanted in the mother's womb, it is a primary contributor to the huge rise in unmarried sexual unions and also abortions, since it has taught people to dissociate the sexual act from becoming a parent. With potential motherhood and fatherhood excluded from the meaning and purpose of the marital act, there has been increasing sexualization and objectification of women (and men, and children), and rise in divorce as people increasingly are using one another and see marriage as being about their own individual happiness, not as something that morally is for life, the foundation of families of married parents together with their children, the foundation of a healthy and strong society. In other words, Mother Teresa isn't the only one to conclude that contraception is terrible in its effects for families and children.

Robert
Robert

Elizabeth Durack wrote "Contraception is gravely evil". Oh, really? Please: do share with us the Biblical source of this claim.

Of course, there IS NO Biblical source for your claim. In fact, the Bible never says anything more than "be fruitful and multiply", and that was after the earth was (supposedly) depopulated by Yahweh killing 99.99999% of its inhabitants.

If you believe that contraception is evil, then the converse of that is that every sperm and every egg MUST produce a child or it is a sin.

"...a Catholic saying so is speaking in accord with the natural law"

What "natural law" is that? "Natural law" is diametrically in opposition to Catholic dogma, since nature is likewise in opposition to it. In fact, bonobo chimpanzees, our closest relatives (with 98.7% of the same DNA we have) have sex all the time, to resolve conflicts, rather than reproduce. And they have sexual intercourse that is both opposite-sex and same-sex, incestuous and non-incestuous. Explain THAT.

Your claim that birth control is some grave evil is laughably absurd compared to the real-life evil of bringing unwanted children into the world. One of the main causes of poverty in developing nations is having too many children, and nowhere is this more acute than in Catholic nations. In short: a lack of birth control keeps much of Latin America in poverty. Brilliant.

sandiego1969
sandiego1969

She was once called Hell's Angel by a brit looking to sell books. Nothing changed then or now that her order is continuing the work she started. About the company she kept...let's look at the lepers Mr and Mrs Obama hang with in order to gain and keep power. As for people like Jeff Anderson who give ambulance chasers a bad name, try suing the school districts for pedophile teachers and administrators. See how fast the public throws you to the wolves when their taxes go up to pay your legal fees (40% of the take plus expenses).

jessica
jessica

I agree. Jesus spent most of this time with sinners too. He was even ridiculed (that's an understatment!) for it.

Mulottress66
Mulottress66

Who's talking about political figures.Stick to the subject.At least the President and his wife are not professing to be SAINTS

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Bellaarts2010
Bellaarts2010

I know that Mother Teresa was not perfect. What about Jimmy Swaggart, Jim Jones, or Jim Bakker? Protestants who have failed as well just like those are sex offenders who do not associate with any religion.

Listen, Catholics are not perfect...no one is perfect. Those that are Protestant and Catholic Christians may think they are perfect and infallible human beings...they are wrong!

To those of you that have been affected by the scandal. I have empathy for you because I was also abused not by Catholics but Protestants. I am currently going through a slow healing process. Based on the facts given by SF Weekly, the priest who did wrong had no right to abuse others and Mother Teresa may have feel it was wrong to stick up for him. I wished she hadn't stuck for him. But to blame her for a priest's sexual abuse is crazy!

I will pray for you and all those who have been abused. You did not deserved to be harmed by authority figures. I understand that everyone is angry and want to get back at those who did wrong to others. But blaming others is not the best way to go about it. Not every priest is a pedophile...so generalizing is not the best way to go about it either.

Dorothy Day was a great woman but she was not perfect either. She struggled like all of us did.

Again, I know you angry. It hurts me to know that people you trust such as parents, teachers, priests, nuns, family members, or strangers could abuse others. No one deserve this kind of treatment.

The Catholic Church is taking steps to make sure that this will never happened again. They are listening not ignoring the cries and resentments of victims of sexual abuse.

Please know that there are some trusted people out there that know and resonate the anger and hurt.

SarahTX2
SarahTX2

Wrong. The Catholic Church is attacking the victims and those who advocate for them. It is fighting lawsuits tooth and nail, even in the many cases where the priest admits what he did. In some of those suits, it is claiming that the child lured the priest. I'm sorry you were abused as a child. I just wish you wouldn't spread this false information. People sue not to get back, in the petty way you put it, but to stop the monstrosity from continuing.

Robert
Robert

"The Catholic Church is taking steps to make sure that this will never happened again. They are listening not ignoring the cries and resentments of victims of sexual abuse."

There is absolutely no good reason to believe this. NONE. They have said over and over through the years that they're "looking into it", but they keep relocating molesting priests and keep throwing up smokescreens to law enforcement and the media. It's disgusting.

"I know that Mother Teresa was not perfect. What about Jimmy Swaggart, Jim Jones, or Jim Bakker? Protestants who have failed as well just like those are sex offenders who do not associate with any religion. Listen, Catholics are not perfect...no one is perfect. Those that are Protestant and Catholic Christians may think they are perfect and infallible human beings...they are wrong!"

Strawman fallacy. No one is expecting perfection from the clergy. What we DO expect (and quite reasonably) is that they refrain from victimizing children. And in that respect, the Catholic clergy is far worse than any other sect. That's partly because their hierarchy is almost entirely male, and because because celibacy is unnatural for men. Yes, there are plenty of bad Protestant clergy, Hindu clergy, Muslim clergy, Buddhist clergy. The *real* problem is that so many people are sheep and they'll follow any ol' shepherd, no matter how wicked he might actually be.

flap
flap

To: IambecomingDeath... Thank you, for telling the Truth, so well.

"Our rule is the works of MERCY… It is the way of sacrifice, worship, a sense of reverence". --Dorothy Day. 1997

BTW.... Namesake of my daughter's, middle name.

Robert
Robert

I would love it if someone could actually explain what it was that "Mother Teresa" ever did that was supposedly so wonderful. She ran some hospices, and that's about it; something plenty of other people have done, and with much less fanfare. And her hospices denied their inmates even basic analgesics for pain (aspirin was the strongest thing she would allow to have dispensed), because -- get this -- she believed that the suffering of the dying brought them closer to god. I'm sure that dying Indians were thrilled that the agony they endured during the late stages of their terminal diseases was gratifying to Yahweh.

/rolleyes/

At the same time, the organization she built raked in tens of millions every year in donations, which was funneled into the Vatican's coffers; of course they were keen on her. And during her acceptance speech for the Nobel, she took the opportunity to lecture the attendees about "the greatest peril facing humanity today". What's that, you ask? AIDS? Poverty? Adultery? Nope: BIRTH CONTROL. She was a tin-pot demigogue who used her undeserved platform and an appearance of piety to preach her twisted theology and to actually cause _more_ suffering to the dying.

What a piece of work she was!

sandiego1969
sandiego1969

...and had her homes for the dying given drugs without physicians present people like you would be screaming about drug abuse. What did she ever do that was so wonderful? When was the last time you entered a public sewer to lift a dying person to a place where they could be treated with the dignity they deserved? She did these things herself. She didn't hire others but led by example. You should try it. I mean the lying in a sewer part and see who among your friends will help you.

Robert
Robert

sandiego1969: first, you have no idea whether or not "Mother Teresa" ever "entered a public sewer to lift a dying person to a place where they could be treated with...dignity..." Did you witness such a thing? If not, do you have third-party, objective, empirical evidence? Of course not. Nor do you have any evidence that I *don't* do everything I can to help others. You're just another brainwashed Catholic.

cipher
cipher

I agree, but to be fair, she did identify the "threat" as abortion, not birth control - although I'm sure she would have said there's a tendency today to equate the two, and would have claimed it proved her point.

d.and.l
d.and.l

Ugh. I guess it was just a matter of time before SNAP showed up here.

The truth is that SNAP leaders have had their own troubling histories in protecting and defending those who have victimized innocent children.

http://www.themediareport.com/...

The hypocrisy is glaring.

DPierreTheMediaReport.com

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I am become death
I am become death

A REAL saint like Dorothy Day would be rolling in her grave at the vulgarity of the Catholic Church and it's unsaintly saints.

Melanie Jula Sakoda
Melanie Jula Sakoda

I wish I could say that I was shocked by the revelations in this article, but I wasn't. Kids are safest when predators like Father Donald McGuire are jailed. Predators are jailed when victims and witnesses find the courage and strength to call law enforcement, not church officials. We hope the courage of the brave survivors who persevered in their complaints against McGuire will inspire others to report their abuse to law enforcement.

Melanie Jula SakodaSurvivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) SNAP East Bay DirectorToll Free Phone: 1-877-SNAPHEALS (1-877-762-7432)melanie.sakoda@gmail.com925-708-6175

Steven Bird
Steven Bird

REV. HARDON?Irony is officially dead.

 
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