Vatican--Victims question Mother Teresa’s sainthood speed

For immediate release, December 18, 2015

Statement by Barbara Blaine, President of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (312-399-4747[email protected]). 

Vatican officials are fast-tracking sainthood for Mother Teresa.  It should be noted that her long time Spiritual Adviser was a serial predator, Jesuit, Fr. Donald McGuire ( who was criminally convicted.  

When it is advantageous for Catholic officials to move quickly, like sainthood for popular figures “Mother Teresa and Pope John Paul II, they move quickly.  But when it is advantageous for church officials to move slowly, like the clergy sex cases, they move slowly.

SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, is the world’s oldest and largest support group for clergy abuse victims. SNAP was founded in 1988 and has more than 20,000 members. Despite the word “priest” in our title, we have members who were molested by religious figures of all denominations, including nuns, rabbis, bishops, and Protestant ministers. Our website is

Contact - David Clohessy (314-566-9790 cell, [email protected][email protected]), Barbara Dorris (314-503-0003 cell, [email protected]), Barbara Blaine (312-399-4747[email protected])

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  • Iain Pattison
    commented 2015-12-19 09:44:26 -0600
    Good post by SNAP and good comment by Chris Tina Johnson. Pope Francis is like most other Roman Catholic clergy, egotistical and selfish.
  • Chris Tina Johnson
    commented 2015-12-18 15:35:59 -0600
    pope francis has sainted 2 popes who knew and covered up child rape by priests.. he sainted a Franciscan priest terrorist who enabled the genocide of native California Indians and who enslaved and tortured them first, and now mother Theresa who tried to protect her JESUIT PRIEST rapist Donal Mcquire.. considering that pope francis also covered up for perp priests in argentina before becoming pope and he has consistently promoted priests and bishops and cardinals who covered up for rapist priests all over the world.. I would suggest that he is preparing for his own fast track “sainthood”.. as it appears catholic saints are the ones who enabled and protected rapist priests and terrorists priests…
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