Bb May 31, 2012
Leave the Missionaries of Charity alone. They do more work that is needed in one hour than most people can claim to do in their entire lives. It is a sad day when people who can do nothing other than criticise point fingers at those who quietly go about giving endlessly of themselves.
Deepak Jan 12, 2012
Test mail, ignore
Dawn Jan 12, 2012
I think that these current people are using Mother Teresas teachings as an excuse like so many other greedy people to make money. If she were alive, I am sure this would not be happening. So again it isn't her but the people who claim to follow her that are at fault.
David Johnson Jan 12, 2012
As a whole, Mother Teresa has done some very good deeds for a lot of impoverished people in some bad places. To say she was perfect and a Saint may not be correct, but neither should she be condemned for the lives she may have saved with what little she had to work with.
As for her vouching for some low life priest who should have been hung upside down for what he did to children, maybe she was duped like so many of the parents that blindly put their children in harms way because they felt a priest was supposed to be a man of God and would never do anything to hurt a child. Before we know why she stood up for (him) we should certainly try to find out why!
Tamara Jan 12, 2012
And to give of nothing with nothing and still produce better than circumstance results, requires criticism? If they are fit to do better, why haven't they? Not the one's who actually give of themselves; paid for degree, doctrine, or not...they reached out their arms and hands and gave results...and yet people still on-look with judgment and critique. ..of actions farther reached then they have ever committed to themselves (my hypothesis)....this is what I think of those who don't see fit the practice of the shelter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rather than come at them with problems join them with SOLUTIONS!!!!!!!
Response to Tamara:Catseye Jan 12, 2012
How much money has been given to Mother Teresa and her charities? (Answer: billions.)
How much of those donated billions have gone to suffering people in these places in the form of pain medication or other basic care, or even, say, toys for children in the orphanages they operate? (Answer: none.)
All this "serve the poor" stuff is bull. The Missions of Charity proselytize and earn money for the Church; that's it.
Don't believe it? Bet you don't believe the Church would cover up child rape rather than harm its brand identity.
Shelby Dec 14, 2011
It has never sat well with me when people praised "Mother Teresa", but could not tell me what exactly it was that she did that made her so wonderful.
I'm not surprised that their praise is baseless, though it disgusts me what she and her people have done.
To use a favourite word of politicians, it's "reprehensible."
Avinash Machado Aug 9, 2011
Sounds like a high control cult.
Clouds Mar 14, 2011
Classic case of arrogance combined with ignorance in the case of Hemley Gonzalez. I wish him good luck. He comes from real estate and knows nothing about the medical world, india or mothers teresa initial vision: didnt he read the book? apparently not, he never mentions the word compassion. However, mother Teresa served the poor and the way she did it, she reached many.
Response to Clouds:Hemley Gonzalez Mar 29, 2011
Dear Clouds, as your name suggest perhaps this is where your head is also? If I was arrogant and ignorant I wouldn't be living in Calcutta right now and working in the slums with the "poorest of the poor" myself on a daily basis. Before you or anyone else lashes out to defend Mother Teresa or The Missionaries of Charity, PLEASE READ AND RESEARCH.
You will discover hundreds of links from reporters, volunteers, journalists, some doctors, nurses and even nuns who themselves have left what is essentially a cult. If that is too much work for some of you, I have compiled links, photos, interviews, not to mention my own experiences after volunteering for two months in one of their houses of illusions, you can start here: www.facebook.com/missionariesofcharity or like I said, do it on your own.
My goal remains to:1. Educate people about the Missionaries of Charity's monumental and criminal negligence on the medical and financial fraud. 2. Push the Indian government to hold them accountable thus forcing them to a) change their practices to actually do something to eradicate poverty or b) get out of the charity business altogether. There are many responsible charities out there doing amazing work to educate people how to stop the vicious cycle of poverty and they are lacking key donations that can drastically aid in their work.
Response to Hemley Gonzalez:Cpauline Apr 3, 2011
So happy you are doing charitable work in India. Where were you 58yrs ago, probably not born yet. Its unfair for you to attack Mother Teresa for her lifes work in India. Do you stop to think of all the lives she has touched with her love and compassion. Hope you are taking your money there and doing good. How much cash have you contributed to the sisters? No one has to give and no one has the right to try to ruin the name of someone who has done much charity. Shame shame on you. Where is your compassion for all those whos lives were touched by this woman who lived in poverty and the sister who continue to do so. God bless her and those who carry on.
Response to Cpauline:Hemley Gonzalez Apr 7, 2011
@CpaulineI currently live in Kolkata, I work in the slums everyday with the poorest of the poor. I've cleaned blood, mucus, I've been defecated on by the destitute of India, picked live maggots out of wounds for hours and cremated more than a dozen men and women while working with the incredibly archaic and often inefficient Missionaries of Charity.
Damn right I have a right to question how these monsters operate and shame on you for blindly adoring these nuns and thinking you are actually doing something good by keeping your mouth shut. I usually don't answer such ignorant and defensive comments like yours, don't get a lot if anyway, but you actually epitomize a big part of the problem, the volunteer/follower who continues to glorify this fraudulent and outdated organization, while actually hurting those they claim to help by keeping them in these museums of poverty.
If you want to truly make a difference, start by demanding that the Missionaries of Charity report every single dollar they have received in donations until today and how all the funds have really been applied, if they do so, the world will discover they've been quite busy propagating their religious dogma while "patching" some of the issues of poverty instead of looking for viable solutions to END poverty with the millions and millions of dollars received from their unsuspecting donors. Again, READ. You will discover hundreds of links from reporters, volunteers, journalists, some doctors, nurses and even nuns who themselves have left what is essentially a cult. The monumental negligence of this organization is in fact impossible to ignore.
Response to Cpauline:Kcody May 15, 2011
I find horrendous theater in your comments placing shame on a person (Hemley), a real Christian reserves judgement to one. Not to mention the whole time you write is probably in spent in a nice rich home wanting for nothing but a bit of untouchable humility, not ever once dealing with festering wounds and unimaginable poverty. Self-righteous should beware of dogma. There is no sky daddy, no soul, no after-life and no problem. It is obvious the only reason the "sisters" are there is to send people to a Catholic heaven...these people are Hindu...and proud of their heritage yet they wish to convert them through their empty bellies. There may be shame in that.
Response to Hemley Gonzalez:Vasudev Akundi Jul 4, 2011
I agree with you 100%.
Corneilius Jan 19, 2011
This is well established pattern of 'missionary charity' supported by State and Vatican that is fundamentally abusive.
That is not to say that ALL missionaries and asociated Charities are abusive. It is to say there is a wide pattern of such behaviours.
The Residential Schools systems operated by Church and State all over the world are being exposed by Survivors and both Church and State, and their apologists are doing their level best to cover this up, to limit their liabilities and to mask their culpability.
We cannot trust ANY organisation or Institution that is not transparent.
We are talking here about hundreds of years of abuses, of millions of lives destroyed.
Response to Corneilius:Kcody May 15, 2011
It is wonderful to see people, through social media, make a difference. It is time for change around the world and this appears to be the way to do it...dialog between citizens of the world thus usurping the corrupt and ancient "leaders." It is time we all became leaders and our world will regenerate to the eden it once was. Great job Hemley!!! I am glad you let me be a part of this and great job Forbes, but you should take the kid gloves off for the next article.
srinivas rao Sep 11, 2010
This is purely looting of money in the name of charity
Hemley Gonzalez Sep 2, 2010
PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION and join me in asking the Indian Government to DEMAND financial and medical transparency from the medically negligent and financially fraudulent "Missionaries of Charity".
Please use the following link and share it with everyone you can!
Clovis Sangrail Aug 22, 2010
Christopher Hitchens wrote a damning article about Mother Teresa's egoism, selfishness and gigantic fraud.
Subroto Sarkar Aug 18, 2010
Till now no one from the spot is writing any observations. Those who are from the far are commenting specially those who are opposing Mr. Hemley Gonzalez. To them I say that Mr. Hemley Gonzalez observation is correct as I am from the spot and was a frequent visitor of the homes run by the Mission of Charity. So I will tell seeing is believing.
INSTA-SUBSCRIBE to Forbes India Magazine
Forbes India Magazine
For hassle free instant subscription, just give your number and email id and our customer care agent will get in touch with you
click here to Subscribe Online