By Tom Quiner
The little nun with the biggest, most merciful heart in the world will be canonized next year.
Fittingly, it will take place on the anniversary of her death, September 5th, which falls within the Church’s Jubilee Year of Mercy.
Mother Teresa spoke powerfully in support of human life. Here is a quick interview with Blessed Mother Teresa on her views on human abortion:
What did Roe v Wade do to America?
“America needs no words from me to see how your decision in Roe v. Wade has deformed a great nation. The so-called right to abortion has pitted mothers against their children and women against men.”
How did it affect human relationships?
“It has sown violence and discord at the heart of the most intimate human relationships. It has aggravated the derogation of the father’s role in an increasingly fatherless society. It has portrayed the greatest of gifts ~ a child ~ as a competitor, an intrusion, and an inconvenience. It has nominally accorded mothers unfettered dominion over the independent lives of their physically dependent sons and daughters. And in granting this unconscionable power, it has exposed many women to unjust and selfish demands from their husbands or other sexual partners.”
Are human rights inalienable, as proclaimed by America’s Founders, or are they contingent, as proclaimed by today’s liberal elite?
“Human rights are not a privilege conferred by government. They are every human being’s entitlement by virtue of his humanity. The right to life does not depend, and must not be declared to be contingent, on the pleasure of anyone else, not even a parent or a sovereign.”
Mother Teresa’s comments above should make “pro choice” Catholics think.
The late Mother shares the revealed Truth of the Church. This is the Truth embraced by the elite 33 Doctors of the Catholic Church. And yet, pro abortion Catholics reject Mother Teresa’s wisdom.
They reject the wisdom of St. Augustin and St. Thomas Aquinas.
They reject the wisdom of St. Theresa of Avila and St. Theresa of Lisieux.
They reject the distilled wisdom of the greatest hearts and minds the Church has ever known, all of whom embrace a sacred principle of the Church, that man was made in the image of God, that our life is a gift from God, that life is not contingent on the whims of man.
So-called pro choice Catholics deem their wisdom superior to these Doctors of the Church.
The deadliest of the seven deadly sins is pride.
I’ve posted the complete list of the Doctors of the Church below for this reason: Catholics who believe that abortion is a right categorically agree that these men and women are wrong:
WESTERN ROMAN CHURCH DOCTORS
1 St Ambrose, 340-397 (Pastoral Doctor)
2 St Jerome, 345-420 (Doctor of Biblical Science)
3 St Augustine, 354-430 (Doctor of Grace)
4 St Gregory the Great, 540-604 (Doctor of Hymnology)
EASTERN CHURCH DOCTORS
5 St Athanasius, 295-373 (Doctor of Orthodoxy)
6 St Basil the Great, 330-379 (Doctor of Monasticism)
7 St Gregory Nazianzus, 330-390 (Doctor of Theologians)
8 St John Chrysostom, 345-407 (Doctor of Preachers)
EARLY CHURCH DOCTORS
9 St Ephraem, 306-373 (Doctor of Deacons and Poets)
10 St Hilary, 315-368 (Doctor of Christ’s Divinity)
11 St Cyril of Jerusalem, 315-387 (Doctor of Faith and against Heresy)
12 St Cyril of Alexandria, 376-444 (Doctor of the Incarnation)
13 St Leo the Great, 390-461 (Doctor of Doctrine)
14 St Peter Chrysologus, 400-450 (Doctor of Homilies)
15 St Isidore, 560-636 (Doctor of Education)
16 St Bede, the Venerable, 673-735 (Doctor of English History)
17 St John Damascene, 676-749 (The Icon or Image Doctor)
18 St Peter Damian, 1007-1072 (Doctor of Reform and Renewal)
MIDDLE AGE CHURCH DOCTORS
19 St Anselm, 1033-1109 (Doctor of Scholasticism)
20 St Bernard of Clairvaux, 1090-1153 (Devotional and Eloquent Doctor)
21 St Anthony of Padua, 1195-1231 (Evangelical Doctor)
22 St Albert the Great, 1200-1280 (Doctor of Science)
23 St Bonaventure, 1217-1274 (Seraphic Doctor)
24 St Thomas Aquinas, 1225-1274 (Angelic Doctor)
25 St Catherine of Siena, 1347-1379 (Doctor of Unity)
COUNTER REFORMATION CHURCH DOCTORS
26 St Teresa of Avila 1515-1582 (Doctor of Prayer)
27 St Peter Canisius, 1521-1597 (Doctor of Catechetical Studies)
28 St John of the Cross, 1542-1591 (Mystical Doctor)
29 St Robert Bellarmine, 1542-1621 (Doctor of Church State Relations)
30 St Lawrence of Brindisi, 1559-1622 (Doctor of Conversions and Missions)
31 St Francis de Sales, 1567-1622 (Doctor of Authors and the Press)
MODERN ERA CHURCH DOCTORS
32 St Alphonsus Liguori, 1696-1787 (Morality and Marian Doctor)
33 St Therese of Lisieux, 1873-1897 (Doctor of Confidence and Missionaries)