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It’s hard to see how someone who professes to work for the poor would keep money that was basically stolen from ordinary people. I would have liked if the author would have deepened many things and I wanted more real depositions. It seems that little she did actually made much material or physical or medical difference to the poor.

Spending money would destroy that poverty. Could the Missionaries of Charity plead poverty as an excuse not to build it?

She even rejected the city’s offer to pay for the elevator never mind that she could easily have afforded to pay for it herself. No money even for soap and diapers? He left no stone upturned to expose Mother Theresa as no saint, more like a fraud, a liar and a thief. In an interview with Malcolm Muggeridge she stated: March 7, — Shelved as: Hitch spends the remaining part of the book in detailing, with evidence, Mother Teresa’s real mission and how she went about it.

She described a person who was in the last agonies of cancer and suffering unbearable pain. The rest of the book is interesting too and the author shows how Mother Teresa didn’t really worry about the poor and the sick, but wanted only to instill them her religious believes and, above all, the endurance of suffering in order to be nearer to Jesus. The Catholic prohibition on contraception–largely ignored in the first world–is one of the issues Mother Theresa championed alongside abortion.


By sure he is a hater, he has harsh words for Mother Teresa, the clercy and Catholicism. Its citations are sloppy. She urged world leaders and national assemblies to outlaw birth control. As a general rule we do not censor any content on the site. Personally, I think she was probably a very good woman, but it’s apparent that her methods in helping the poor were often misguided, to say the least. Dec 27, Caroline rated it really liked it Recommended to Caroline by: He was also a media fellow at the Hoover Institution.

I could just say that different people have different views. The sisters planned to convert them into a homeless shelter.

MT was not a friend of the poor. All in all, Mother Teresa followed the precepts of her religion. Her institutions are unsanitary and poorly operated despite a plethora of donations posizionw should make better conditions affordable. Mother Theresa was a calculating money-making-machine who knew exactly what she was doing.

While not a fun read, I’d certainly recommend this. It also used to be that an apparatus of inquiry was set in train, including the scrutiny of an advocatus diaboli or ‘devil’s advocate,’ to test any extraordinary claims.

The great polemicist Christopher Hitchens turns his attention to Agnes Bojaxhiu, aka Mother Teresa, in this searing look into her work that is universally accepted as humanitarian and above reproach. The issue should not be the reviewer; it is Mother Teresa and her work. At the end of the book some things were repeated and about others there was only a quick hint.

However, I realized the modus operandi of the author from posizkone his ideological framework and took hutchens seriously into account in rating this book. Mother Teresa’s alleged false modesty, while hardly admirable, is certainly no crime.

Much of the donated money went to missionary causes, and there was no transparency to the finances in the organization.


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Hitchens died this week so I figured it was high time to read his critique of Mother Teresa. I happen to read ‘The Missionary Position: Since poverty was also considered a virtue, little of that money misisonaria be spent either on the order or on the patients.

Charles Keating, a sort of Bernie Madoff of the 80’s, donated 1. And yet there’s an awful lot to be criticised. She lived with them in the Bronx, Rome, and San Francisco. Hitchens dances around this, but never quite nails it. As the author says, “the point of her endeavours is not the honest relief of suffering but the promulgation of a cult based on death and suffering and subjection.

Many more people are poor and sick because of the life of MT: So there it is. The second group of objections definitely has more validity.

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It’s hard for me to get past that early doctrinisation. You can see a nice overview in the “Criticism” section of her Wikipedia page. I was not privy to the motivations of her deeds, much less her thoughts but as a young Catholic she was upheld as a modern day Saint. Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read La posizione della missionaria.

Hope Endures is an christophr of missionatia it was like inside Mother Theresa’s order by a woman who was there, a real eye opener.

Seeing the pain caused by the blunt needles, some of the volunteers offered to procure more needles, but the sisters refused.