I stumbled across a general forum on another website where Mother Teresa is being discussed, and I am appalled to see some of the things they’re saying about her. Even though I hate controversy, I have felt it necessary to jump into the discussion and try in some small way to defend Mother Teresa, who has always been a great inspiration to me and many other people I know. I am a Catholic, and also a catechist, and I am getting tired of seeing Catholic-bashing going on, so I am thinking more and more of becoming an apologist!
The allegations seem to be that 1) she mismanaged money, by taking in large donations and then not using the money to help the poor like she said she would, and 2) she took in desperately sick and dying people and didn’t get them medical care which might have saved them or at least eased their pain.
I do not have time to do extensive research on these issues to try to get to the truth. Does anyone here have any insight on these things, or can anyone point me to a resource or two that might help clarify things a bit?
Thanks for any help!