Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Mother Teresa's

Mother Teresa is great example of a saintly nun, one thing most lefties frequently forget is that she was well Catholic, not a commie. She did love thy neigbour and she did it like Christ, but she also was fully in line with the church's teachings and shared some very traditional views, here's just one.


"I will tell you a secret, since we have just a thousand close friends together, and also because we have the Missionaries of Charity with us...

"Not very long ago I said Mass and preached for their Mother, Mother Teresa of Calcutta, and after breakfast we spent quite a long time talking in a little room. Suddenly, I found myself asking her -- don't know why -- 'Mother, what do you think is the worst problem in the world today?' She more than anyone could name any number of candidates: famine, plague, disease, the breakdown of the family, rebellion against God, the corruption of the media, world debt, nuclear threat, and so on.

"Without pausing a second she said, 'Wherever I go in the whole world, the thing that makes me the saddest is watching people receive Communion in the hand.'"

- Father George William Rutler, Good Friday, 1989 in St. Agnes Church, New York City (a precise transcript taken from a tape of his talk available from St. Agnes Church)


I mentioned this to a worker at St Vicent de Paul and he told me "boy, the world has bigger problems then that". Interesting, some people, view everything as a cafeteria, picking what they like and leaving anything they don't. Ie taking social justices and leaving the divinity of Christ.

2 comments:

Fr. Reginald Wilson. said...

Good on you Roman, priorities are vital in today's mixed up Church.

David & Connie said...

Very true.

Blessed Mother Theresa, ora pro nobis.