Multiple news reports today are confirming that the Vatican will canonize pro-life heroine Mother Teresa next year on the anniversary of her death. The September 5th ceremony falls within the Year of Mercy.
Mother Teresa was well-respected for her courageous and forthright views against abortion. Famously, the Catholic known also known for her role in helping to feed the hungry and end poverty, said that abortion “is the greatest threat to peace.”
Pope John Paul-II beatified Mother Teressa on October 19, 2003 and she passed away in September 1997. Now, her canonization is based on a miraculous cure God performed through Mother Teresa of a disabled man in Brazil who had multiple brain tumors.
The Catholic Herald provides further details:
In further detail, the Catholic News Service has reported that a panel of doctors have concluded that there is no natural medical explanation for the miracle attributed to Mother Teresa’s intercession.
This means that her cause will now be examined by a panel of theologians before being assessed and voted upon by a panel of cardinals who will pass on their conclusions to the Pope.
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The Vatican has not yet confirmed the report released by Agi.
In May earlier this year, despite reports in the Italian press that Blessed Teresa of Calcutta’s canonisation would take place on September 4, 2016, a Vatican spokesman said the the date was hypothetical and could not be confirmed.
Brazilian Fr Elmiran Ferreira Santo, prompted the Vatican’s investigation into Mother Teresa’s cause, when one of his female parishioners had prayed for the intercession of Mother Teresa to cure her husband who had been diagnosed with several brain tumours.
Father Santos said that the patient subsequently improved, was taken out of the intensive care unit and, within two days, was given a clean bill of health and discharged.
“When a complete recovery of his health was seen and the doctors could not explain how, I understood that Blessed Mother Teresa had helped,” said Father Santos.
The famous Mother Teresa interview in which the revered Catholic nun maintained that abortion is the “greatest threat to peace in the world” has been uploaded to YouTube for people to appreciate.
Mother Teresa gave the interview to Thom O’Connor in 1985 and, though her words are well known, the footage of the interview has rarely been seen until now.
During the interview, she says the unborn baby is created “in the image of God for greater things, to love and be loved.”
“That is why it is such a terrible thing to think that the mother, to whom the child has been given as a gift of God, could destroy it,” she says.
“That’s why I think that abortion has become the greatest destroyer of peace today because it destroys the life of the child, but also destroys the conscience of the mother also, and for years and years, she knows that she has murdered her own child,” she said.