why isn't mother teresa a saint yet?

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    i know the process has been started but why is the church lagging on this....and what will she be the patron saint of? she died in 1997...

    here is an article on how one becomes a saint

    HowStuffWorks "The Steps of Canonization"

    yes the thread title should read....why isnt.....
     
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    i know they are waiting on the miracle stuff but seems they are dragging their feet....of course i am not catholic and all
     
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    She already is a beatification,it is a process.
     
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    I was raised a Catholic, have been surrounded by Catholics, even had an uncle who was a priest, another who was a monk, and an aunt who was a nun, so I know a little something about the religion.

    My view is that the whole sainthood thing is a way to sell the religion, confirm the supernatural nature of the faith for the believers who dearly need that, and reward the truly dedicated servants who have have done the most to popularize the religion. I find the 'process' to apply sainthood to someone a little silly (I do not mean to belittle the religion, but it will be seen as such, to that I say: too bad).

    Take for example the 'verified cure' of the Bengal woman whose tumor was miraculously healed because of a Mother Teresa medallion was placed on it.
    I mean, really. The woman had a tubercular lump, and she was treated with traditional medicine. The doctors and medicine healed her. Even her husband says that. But that didn't stop the Vatican (who never even talked to the doctor who treated her) from calling it a miracle. Like I said, silly. This is just one example.

    Admire the woman for the selfless work she did to help the afflicted, but for God's sake (literally), I wish logical people would not feel the need to suspend reality to make mortal creatures into supernatural entities and dedicate their lives to believing in fairy tales. Live a good life because it The Right Thing To Do.

    Some people require more than that to sustain them, I acknowledge that, but I'll never truly understand those Maher referred to as Religulous.
     
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    Mother Teresa was NO saint.

    She used to vacation at the homes of Jean-Claude Duvalier and other right wing dictators.

    Many complaints were lodged against her for keeping families from see sick patients. The patients were kept in squalor and pain medication was withheld. Remember, many Catholics believe that pain and suffering will bring you into heaven in the “next life”.
    I know better. Pain is pain and there is no magical afterlife. When you die, you die.

    The money for medicine "miraculously" disappeared, yet the convents her and her followers lived in were always luxurious.

    The myth of Mother Teresa is exactly that - a myth. This is why the Vatican is dragging their feet. THEY know the truth.
     
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    Mother Teresa may well beat all records for the length of time to achieve Sainthood, but the process is exhaustive and lengthy and generally takes many decades and usually centuries before evidence is declared adequate that the candidate for sainthood is worthy. Obviously the Church is interested in maintaining the integrity of the process, and an exemplary and selfless life alone is not sufficient--there much be evidence of annointing by God and verifiable miracles, for instance. I am confident that Teresa will meet all criteria and expect that this will be within the next 10 to 20 years.
     
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    Do some research on Mother Teresa and I suspect you won't have such a positive outlook. There are those that are deserving, and she isn't one of them.
     
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    rdean why dont you post some links to prove what you are saying?
     
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    You should probably do some research beyond anti-religious, anti-Catholic, anti-Christian blogs and propaganda. I have actually done some research on Mother Teresa and your negative assessment of her simply does not hold up against the hard evidence. I am not and have never been Roman Catholic, but one of my fears was to be in line behind Mother Teresa at the Pearly Gates and hear it said that she didn't do enough to get in. I don't think we will find another human being more worthy of sainthood than she is.
     
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