Many do not know that the Catholic church declares a person a saint upon the approval of the merit of “miracles” that happened in their name. That nearly 10,000 saints that the church have also means this church of miracle-mongering so far approved around 20,000 “miracles”!
By Sanal Edamaruku | Church and State
Mother Teresa also was made a saint after clearing this criterion. And for that, the church had to manufacture a “miracles” in her name.
The story goes as follows. A lady namely Monica Besra had ovarian tumour. She placed a picture of Mother Teresa on her belly and prayed. Then the morale happened! the tumour finished magically: Vatican approved this claim as a miracle. So the gates were open for her to become a saint.
Was Monica Besra’s ovarian tumor really cured by the supernatural powers of Mother Teresa’s picture placed on her abdomen? The Missionaries of Charity insist it was. The Vatican has approved the story officially as a first-class miracle. Such absurd and dangerous claims call for legal action! The Indian Rationalist association, who have kicked off the controversy about Mother Teresa’s after-death-miracle, demand that the government of West Bengal take the Missionaries of Charity to court for their false claims.
The case of the miracle makers won’t stand in front of any court of law. Their witnesses have vowed to keep mum, not to contradict each other. Their certifiers are anonymous and untraceable. Their proof is obviously faked. And to top it all: their crown witness has vanished!
According to the Vatican, Monica Besra’s ovarian tumor was cured by the powers of Teresa’s picture, placed on her abdomen. But the medical records prove that it was sheer conventional medical treatment that rescued her life. “In the 21st century how can you talk about miracle healing?” says West Bengal health minister Suyrya Kanta Mishra. The miracle documentation claims that several doctors have certified that the healing was “scientifically inexplicable”, but not a single of these anonymous witnesses could so far be traced. The former health minister of West Bengal, Partho De, revealed that he had been approached by the Vatican agents and asked to name a doctor, who would certify that Monica Besra’s healing was a miracle. He declined support. After ordering the medical records of the case in February 2000 for scrutiny to the Kolkata (Calcutta) health department, he was convinced that there was nothing unusual about the disappearance of the tumor after prolonged medical treatment.