Did Mother Teresa Protect a Pedophile Priest?

Categories: Crime, Religion
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Patron saint of predators?
That's the subject of the latest SF Weekly cover story, which examines Jesuit records suggesting that Mother Teresa of Calcutta, founder of the international Missionaries of Charity order and winner of the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize, asked Catholic Church officials to overlook a sex-abuse accusation made against one of her favorite priests by a teenage boy from the Bay Area.

An unsigned letter in the thousands of pages of church documents turned over to plaintiffs suing the Jesuits over the actions of convicted pedophile and former priest Donald McGuire asks that McGuire be allowed to continue working, despite a 1993 complaint against him by a family from Walnut Creek. As we explain in our story, there are indications throughout the letter that it was written by Mother Teresa, though it cannot be verified absolutely as coming from her hand.

Other letters obtained by SF Weekly also cast a shadow on the reputation of deceased priest John Hardon. Like Mother Teresa, Hardon is now being formally reviewed for sainthood by the Vatican. However, letters he wrote reveal that he had no objection to McGuire reading pornography and taking showers with a boy who traveled with him as his assistant. Hardon's letters also indicate that he personally communicated the sex-abuse allegations against McGuire to Mother Teresa.

Will the new revelations affect the canonization prospects of either Mother Teresa or Hardon? That's hard to say, but the disturbing revelations in the documents merit attention and investigation. Read and let us know what you think.

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Gerald Goldberg
Gerald Goldberg

Shalom, Christendom is a sewer! Why? Because what was forewarned in Acts 20:17-38 came to pass very soon after the Apostles had died and in 300 AD Constantine Romanized the Church & the rest is history. What Jesus warned against in Matthew 20:20-28 came to pass & the Church WAS run like the Gentiles run their organizations. The First Epistle of Peter is THE ROCK that smashes Rome's claim to Vicar of Christ. 

Gerald Goldberg
Gerald Goldberg

Shalom Pan, John 14:1-6 GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)Jesus Promises to Send the Holy Spirit14 “Don’t be troubled. Believe in God, and believe in me. 2 My Father’s house has many rooms. If that were not true, would I have told you that I’m going to prepare a place for you? 3 If I go to prepare a place for you, I will come again. Then I will bring you into my presence so that you will be where I am. 4 You know the way to the place where I am going.”5 Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you’re going. So how can we know the way?”6 Jesus answered him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one goes to the Father except through me.

Pan
Pan

Gay marriage is wrong, but protect child molesters is okay! Honestly this is why I will never ever baptize any of my children or let family of mine push catholism on them. How can support a church that responsible for such crimes and horrors, which is a total degration of morals standards to any civilized person! How could I as a parent with a clear conscience tell my children that this faith is good and moral, when it causes so much harm! The more I learn about this woman the more I wish there were a hell to send her too! At least shes dead! But she was not Gandhi, someone who actually helped the poor! 

Caljoey1
Caljoey1

    Not only did Mother Teresa protect a pedophile priest, she allowed pedophile priests to use her facilities to rape kids on a regular basis. She also condoned the behavior of Fr. McGuire, because it was normal for a priest to travel to her property with kids to violate them. For more on the horrors of this fraud of a supposed "saint", and a disgrace to the nobel piece prize see:

http://blogs.alternet.org/witc...

Joey Piscitelli - Sex abuse victims advocate, and foe of the notorious hypocritical Grand Inquisitor- Cardinal Levada

Tony Bushby
Tony Bushby

Growing andincontrovertible evidence supports the conclusion that popes knowingly sustainand protect an institutionalized and well-organized international paedophilering of Catholic cardinals, bishops, priests, monks, deacons, religiousbrothers, nuns and lay staff, and that includes Mother Teresa.

MrEricSir
MrEricSir

If the Catholics stopped sainting molesters and the people who protect them, they'd stop having saints.

Rob04
Rob04

Jesuit Fr. Alfred Naucke of Los Gatos, California was linked to the convicted criminal,Fr. Donald McGuire according to this extract from “Appalling Jesuit Cover-up”accessible through a search-engine such as Google:

June 1, 2000:   “The Jesuits are notified by Fr. Alfred Naucke, the Socius of the CaliforniaJesuit Province, with Los Gatos headquarters that [Jesuit Fr. Donald McGuire,now serving a 25-year federal sentence since 2008 on charges of molestingminors over a period spanning four decades] may be the legal guardian of 14year old John Doe 116, and that they were going to be living together.”

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