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« on: December 19, 2015, 04:08:34 AM »
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  • The Vatican has confirmed a second miracle attributed to the intercession of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, clearing the way for her canonization. On December 17, Pope Francis approved a series of decrees from the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, including a decree attesting to the authenticity of the miracle: the spontaneous healing of a Brazilian engineer, just prior to scheduled surgery for a severe brain infection. “I am overjoyed,” said Archbishop Thomas D’Souza of Calcutta, responding to the news from Rome. “This Christmas is very special.” On December 18 the archbishop celebrated a Mass of Thanksgiving at the mother house of the Missionaries of Charity, the order that Mother Teresa founded. The date for the canonization of Mother Teresa has not yet been announced. But there is heavy speculation that the ceremony will take place next September 4th or 5th, marking the anniversary of her death in 1997. In other decrees made public on December 18, the Congregation for the Causes of Saints attested to the “heroic virtue” of three candidates, who will now be eligible for beatification if a miracle is attributed to their intercession. They are: Giuseppe Ambrosoli (1923- 1987), an Italian missionary priest; Adolfo (Leonardo) Lanzuela Martinez (1894- 1976) Ambrosoli (1923- 1987), a Spanish religious brother; and Heinrich Hahn (1800- 1882), an Italian layman.

    - See more at: http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=26982#sthash.CQVhPelU.dpuf

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    « Reply #1 on: December 19, 2015, 05:59:27 AM »
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    « Reply #2 on: December 19, 2015, 11:39:02 AM »
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  • Saint Mother "I love all religions" Teresa eh?

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    « Reply #3 on: December 19, 2015, 12:03:21 PM »
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  • Is Mother Teresa of Calcutta a Saint?


    Acclaimed for her humanitarian work. But what about her Catholic doctrine?

    "Mother Teresa often said that all souls need to be converted, which appears to be good doctrine if one assumes that the conversion is to the Catholic Faith. But, to the contrary, she said that her goal was “to make the Christian the better Christian, the Muslim a better Muslim, and a Hindu a better Hindu.”

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    Other problematic teachings  

    * God as incarnate in every human being: Mother Teresa often spoke of God being incarnate in each of the poor she served. Regarding abortion, she said “When we destroy an unborn child, we destroy God.” In fact, abortion is horrendous because it is a terrible crime, the murder of a child. But, as Mr. Zima points out, only “a pantheist would believe that destroying an unborn child is destroying God” (pp. 54, 88-111).

    * The nature of man is good: When Mother Teresa insists, as she did, that man is not born evil, it is difficult not to interpret this as a denial of the dogma of original sin (p. 43).

    * The primacy of conscience: Mother Teresa said that what mattered was that the individual think and believe that his or her way is the only way to God: “Man is free to embrace the religion that gives him peace, joy and love. There is no freedom if a person is not free to choose according to his own conscience” (pp. 32, 168). The relativism of her words are clear: “If the individual thinks and believes that his or her way is the only way to God, then that is their way of salvation” (pp. 74-75).

    * The wide gate to Heaven. Contrary to the teaching of Our Lord Jesus Christ who warns us that the gate of Heaven is narrow (Mt 7:13-14), Mother Teresa often comforted persons by assuring them that “we will meet all our friends and family members who died before us in Heaven.” Buddhists, Muslims, Protestants – all were “going home to God” (p. 123-125).


    http://www.traditioninaction.org/bkreviews/A_025br_MotherTeresa_Zima.htm

    In other words, she perfectly fits as a saint in the neo-Modernist Church's pressing agenda for "one world religion".
    If anyone says that true and natural water is not necessary for baptism and thus twists into some metaphor the words of our Lord Jesus Christ" Unless a man be born again of water and the Holy Spirit" (Jn 3:5) let him be anathema.

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    « Reply #4 on: December 19, 2015, 02:27:28 PM »
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  • Nothing that comes from the Vatican means a thing. Satan reigns there.
    "Kindness is for fools! They [modernists] want to be treated with oil, soap, and caresses, but they ought to be beaten with fists. In a duel, you don't count or measure the blows, you strike as you can. War is not made with charity. It is a struggle, a duel." -- Pope St. Pius X


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    « Reply #5 on: December 19, 2015, 08:06:53 PM »
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  • Mother Teresa did fulfill some of the Corporal Acts of Mercy (perhaps), at the cost of the Spiritual Acts. Strictly considered, she was barely Catholic, more of a pantheist, someone the Freemason prelates of the New Church are eager to honour.

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    « Reply #6 on: December 20, 2015, 12:42:32 AM »
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  • Mother Teresa carried holy water with her, to use on people she met who were infirm.  

    But she also carried Buddhist water, and she asked such persons which one they would prefer.

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    The Vatican has confirmed a second miracle attributed to the intercession of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, clearing the way for her canonization.


    Why would she need two miracles?  They've reduced the number needed to just one.

    Before JPII started tinkering with the rules, three miracles were necessary.  He reduced the three needed to only one needed.

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    « Reply #7 on: December 20, 2015, 12:46:20 PM »
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  • Agnes Bojaxhiu was a devoted humanitarian and did many good things from a worldly perspective but she was neither a true Catholic nor do I think she can be considered a saint.

    Although I can applaud her efforts to relieve the physical sufferings of the sick and dying, I would never look to her as a spiritual example that I could/should model in my own life since she herself did not live her life as a faithful Catholic.


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    « Reply #8 on: December 20, 2015, 01:47:25 PM »
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  • Quote from: Charlemagne
    Nothing that comes from the Vatican means a thing. Satan reigns there.


    I agree. Neither are the post-John XXIII "canonizations" infallible due to the people behind them not being valid popes. Wojtyla is not a saint, John XXIII is not a saint and sadly Padre Pio is not a saint. Agnes Bojaxhiu is the exact same.
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    « Reply #9 on: December 20, 2015, 09:41:54 PM »
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  • Quote from: JezusDeKoning
    Quote from: Charlemagne
    Nothing that comes from the Vatican means a thing. Satan reigns there.


    I agree. Neither are the post-John XXIII "canonizations" infallible due to the people behind them not being valid popes. Wojtyla is not a saint, John XXIII is not a saint and sadly Padre Pio is not a saint. Agnes Bojaxhiu is the exact same.


    But at least we know, objectively speaking,  that Padre Pio lived a saintly life and is worthy of emulation, even if we cannot accept his "canonization" by the NO.

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    « Reply #10 on: December 22, 2015, 11:29:44 PM »
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  • Quote from: Disputaciones
    Saint Mother "I love all religions" Teresa eh?


    I believe that Pope Benedict addressed your concerns with his motu proprio, "In the Service of Charity."

     http://w2.vatican.va/content/benedict-xvi/en/motu_proprio/documents/hf_ben-xvi_motu-proprio_20121111_caritas.html


     

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