Poster Girls for this world – Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Pilgrim’s Progress revisited - Christiana on the narrow way

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File:President Reagan presents Mother Teresa with the Medal of Freedom 1985.jpg President Reagan presents Mother Teresa with the Medal of Freedom at a White House Ceremony, 20 June 1985. (Wiki)

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There are many places you can go to learn the facts of Teresa’s extraordinary life, from very different points of view. (Take the links below to recommended articles.) I’d like to use the time I have with you to share thoughts and feelings about her.

Teresa is a poster girl for the human ideals of humanitarianism and universalism. These are ‘isms’ that our world in its self-righteousness promotes and rewards. All kinds of people admire her and, because of her canonization on September 4, many Catholics can now feel justified in offering her a kind of worship by praying to her to intercede for them.

But while they may think that her comments about the Lord welcoming everyone – no matter what they believe – reflect the view of a loving and tolerant soul, her attitude and…

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