MOTHER TERESA: is there any point in making her a saint?
Mother Teresa of Kolkata (formerly Calcutta), India, will be, from March 15, 2016, a Catholic Saint.
Some people criticise the canonisation process because it costs about $750,000 per saint.
Others dislike Mother T., because of her opposition to abortion.
Some consider her un-Catholic because of her implying at times that one religion is pretty much as good as another:
“I’ve always said we should help a Hindu become a better Hindu, a Muslim become a better Muslim, a Catholic become a better Catholic . . . .” (Jesus himself having said the opposite, “Go, teach all nations, baptising them in the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost.”)
Anyway, Mother Teresa was, for 20 years, an unknown schoolteacher-nun — then, for most of the next 40 years, Superior of a little-known order helping the poor and dying.
Once a reporter asked her whether she considered herself a saint.
Teresa replied that it’s open to anyone to be holy – even a journalist!
Thank God for this saintly lady.
Ask yourself, might you be capable of being a bit more holy.