The Day Mother Teresa Put a Communist In His Place

Mother Teresa had gone to Nicaragua with some of her sisters in order to help those suffering from an earthquake in the capital, Managua. At the time, Nicaragua was run by the Sandinista Communist regime, headed by Daniel Ortega. According to Msgr. Esseff, Communists in general and Ortega and Castro in particular just loved Mother and would take every opportunity to be seen with her and have events with her.

At one rally, Ortega, who was supposed to introduce Mother Teresa to the expectant crowd, went on a long tirade about President Reagan and what a horrible person he was. He went on and on about communism and the government, etc. When he had finished, he invited Mother up to the microphone. There she was, that diminutive Albanian so full of life and love and she said, “President Reagan really needs prayers, doesn’t he.”

“Yes, he really does, Mother,” was the response from Ortega who thought then that he had scored big.

But then Mother said to him, “And so do you. I was talking to your wife, and you are a Catholic.”

Nervous now, Ortega affirmed that he was Catholic. You know those hairs that stand up at the back of your neck when you know you’re in trouble, that sinking feeling in the gut? I like to think that Ortega was experiencing that just then.

“You are a Catholic, but you don’t have your children baptized. I want to be their godmother. Your wife told me you haven’t had them baptized. Let’s go baptize them right now, because if you can’t run your family, you can’t run the country.”

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Editor’s note: Mother Teresa lived in that “sweet spot” where traditional Catholicism, with all its smells, bells, saints, statues, and sacraments, merged perfectly with the genuine call of Jesus Christ, for justice and peace.

The idea is to love God, first and foremost. Then, suitably fortified with God’s grace, out of love, you go out and change the world. That’s precisely what Mother Teresa did, and the whole world duly took note!

No Catholic social justice movement can actually hope to work, unless worship and sacraments take priority over works and charity. 

Only then will God guide us to all truth … and also see to it that we avoid the corruptions and excesses of misguided programs like the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (coming soon to a collection plate near you.)

Former CUA student falls victim to the high priestess of liberalism

For the past three years, I’ve been struggling to remember why I am a Catholic. Growing up, I was raised Catholic by a mother who has taught me to love everyone for who they are, and by a father who, by working at the United Nations, has opened me up to people and cultures from all over the world.

My exposure to diversity instilled in me a strong urgency for justice, love, and respect for all. However, over the course of my college career, I’ve been exposed to an ugly and judgmental minority of the Catholic Church that has lead me to question what it is that I believe in as a Catholic.

This exposure forced me to detach myself from religion completely. I resented the requirement of theology courses because I felt trapped and pressured by conservative views that didn’t coincide with my Democratic morals. It opened me up to a side of the Church that was narrow-minded and judgmental toward anyone who disagreed.

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Editor’s note: Is this a gay thing? A gay Democrat thing? A gay, Democrat, feminist thing? Or is it simply a narrow-minded and judgmental screed against the authentic teachings of the Catholic Church, in order to help justify a world view that is unable or unwilling to recognize the difference between absolute Catholic truth and the many popular misconceptions of our times?

Catholic dogma is not on the same level as the panoply of social justice and peace issues, where people of faith may agree and disagree, and choose to participate … or not … based on their personal likes and dislikes. Catholic dogma is pure divine truth, faithfully preserved and transmitted by the Catholic Church, so that people from every generation (including self-styled liberals) might be personally transformed by it.

Reject Catholic dogma and you reject Christ.  Reject the latest CCHD Alynskian outreach program … and you can still support any number of other good social justice causes … without putting your eternal soul in jeopardy. 

Liberals, like this misguided woman, can’t or won’t make this critical distinction, so they raise their liberalism above their Catholic faith, stripping Catholicism of its essential richness, and relegating it to the status of a mere public charity … or perhaps, a semi-exclusive social club.

This profound disrespect for the Catholic Church is nothing less than a twisted form of idolatry. 

Makes you wonder why someone like this would choose to attend a school named, “The Catholic University of America”.