Mother Teresa’s Mission was to convert. people of other faith to Christianity, making use of the economic backwardness and poor health of the People.
Note Teresa’s concentration on the North Eastern parts of India and her popular Office is in Kolkata with easy access to the North east of India.
I have been told by people whom I met ( of Her Order) that she used to ill-treat the patients , had tantrums thrown in private but in Public she was the personification of Sobriety and ,Piety and concern for the sufferings of the Poor while she glorified ‘Suffering’ in private.
This has been confirmed by a Study by a Canadian Group.
Also it is worth remembering how she was ‘beatified’ by The Vatican even when thee were murmurs against it.
I have always looked down on ‘beatifying’ people by The Church!’
How an Institution which earmarks billions of Dollars for religious Conversion, goes about the task of converting people and setting targets for Conversion can ‘beatify’ if not as an incentive for future people to convert more.
Please read my post on the spending of Money by the Vatican.
Now Read on.
A study conducted by Canadian researchers has called Mother Teresa ”anything but a saint”, a creation of an orchestrated and effective media campaign who was generous with her prayers but miserly with her foundation’s millions when it came to humanity’s suffering.
The controversial study, to be published this month in the journal of studies in religion/sciences called Religieuses, says that Teresa — known across the world as the apostle of the dying and the downtrodden — actually felt it was beautiful to see the poor suffer.
According to the study, the Vatican overlooked the crucial human side of Teresa — her dubious way of caring for the sick by glorifying their suffering instead of relieving it.
Instead, the Vatican went ahead with her beatification followed by canonization “to revitalize the Church and inspire the faithful especially at a time when churches are empty and the Roman authority is in decline”.
Researchers Serge Larivee and Genevieve Chenard from the University of Montreal‘s department of psychoeducation, and Carole Senechal of the University of Ottawa’s faculty of education, analysed published writings about Mother Teresa and concluded that her hallowed image, “which does not stand up to analysis of the facts, was constructed, and that her beatification was orchestrated by an effective media campaign”.
According to Larivee, facts debunk Teresa’s myth. He says that the Vatican, before deciding on Teresa’s beatification, did not take into account “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 … abortion, contraception, and divorce.”
At the time of her death, Teresa had 517 missions or “homes for the dying” as described by doctors visiting several of these establishments in Kolkata. They welcomed the poor and sick in more than 100 countries. Two-thirds of the people coming to these missions hoped to a find a doctor to treat them, while the other third lay dying without receiving apt care.
If a Religion is strong in its fundamentals , it does not need money to propagate it.
One of my reader friends in a comment stated that God’s words needs to be propagated
I disagree.God , if He needs propagation, He is no God.
Religion’s strength lies not in numbers but in the solace offered to Man.
Fixing targets for conversion and calling ‘Age of Asia’ is anathema to Religion.
While some religions resort to sword some resort to bribing.
This report is released by the Ministry of Home Affairs, GOI, & gives details
of Contribution received by the NGO’s under the Foreign Contribution
Regulation Act 1976:-
1 crore (100,00,000) = 10 million (10,000,000)
1. Highest receivers of Foreign Contribution state-wise:
TAMIL NADU — Rs 2244 crores
DELHI — Rs 2186 crores
ANDHRA PRADESH — Rs 1,211 crores
2. Highest receivers of Foreign Contribution city-wise:
CHENNAI — Rs 928 crores
MUMBAI — Rs 891 crores
RANCHI — Rs 653 crores
3. Largest Donors:
USA — Rs 2971 crores
GERMANY — Rs 1650 crores
UK — Rs 1425 crores
4. List of foreign Donors topped by:
MISEREOR POSTFECH, GERMANY — Rs 1243 crores
WORLD VISION INTERNATIONAL, USA — Rs 469 crores
FUNDACION VICENTE FERRER, SPAIN — Rs 399 crores
5. The Highest Contribution received by:
RANCHI JESUITS RANCHI JHARKHAND — Rs 621 crores
SONTHOME TRUST OF KALYAN NEAR MUMBAI — Rs 333 crores
SOVERGEIN ORDER OF MALTA DELHI — Rs 301 crores
To know more about the amounts received by the NGOs for Evangelisation
in India, read the FCRA Report 2006-07, Ministry of Home Affairs, GOI:
- Mother Teresa: Anything but a saint… (skeptical-science.com)