February 8, 2012
(Saint) Hardon No More?
Philip Lawler, Crisis Magazine
For well over a decade, the poisonous influence of the sex-abuse scandal has been spreading through the universal Church, shaking the faith and undermining the hierarchy in one country after another. Now the toxic influence of the scandal has seeped into yet another aspect of Catholic life, tarnishing the memory of potential saints.
In a story published January 11, carrying the suitably sensational title "Tainted Saint," the San Francisco Weekly suggested that the scandal might damage the reputation of the beloved Mother Teresa, who was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 2003.
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