Might Christopher Hitchens be vindicated in his controversial view of Mother Teresa? Hitch famously raised pious hackles by criticizing the late humanitarian for being a fraud who glorified suffering and hobnobbed with tyrants. Â Now a new study calls into question Teresa’s lack of focus on actually relieving suffering, and points out that only a fraction of the shitload of money she brought in actually went to the causes she espoused.
In any case, this will all undoubtedly be nothing more than a speed bump on the road to sainthood. Â The Catholic Church has already beatified (if not beautified) her, and Teresa’s popularity and reputation is a juggernaut that won’t be slowed down by a little thing like the truth.