Why The 'Apparitions' Of The Virgin Mary In This Small Bosnian Town Are So Controversial: Why are they controversial?
Although the church has approved other Marian apparitions in the past, the ones at Medjugorje are widely contested. The local bishop has stated that he does not believe the visions to be authentic, descrying the "lies that are at times put into the mouth of the 'Madonna.'"
Friday, June 12, 2015
While we await the Pope's verdict on the Vatican's stamp of approval concerning the legitimacy of the BVM at Medjugorje, there's this short think-and-do type of article on the who, what, why from the Huffington Post:
Saturday, June 6, 2015
A new expose of Mother Teresa shows that she—and the Vatican—were even worse than we thought � Why Evolution Is True
New study reveals what many, though not enough, have known about Mother Teresa. Not the saintly being so many bought into:
A new expos of Mother Teresa shows that she—and the Vatican—were even worse than we thought Why Evolution Is True: Two-thirds of the people coming to these missions hoped to a find a doctor to treat them, while the other third lay dying without receiving appropriate care. The doctors observed a significant lack of hygiene, even unfit conditions, as well as a shortage of actual care, inadequate food, and no painkillers. The problem is not a lack of money—the Foundation created by Mother Teresa has raised hundreds of millions of dollars—but rather a particular conception of suffering and death: “There is something beautiful in seeing the poor accept their lot, to suffer it like Christ’s Passion. The world gains much from their suffering,” was her reply to criticism, cites the journalist Christopher Hitchens. Nevertheless, when Mother Teresa required palliative care, she received it in a modern American hospital.”