This is it. I've had all I'm going to take ... You know, as catholics we've been quiet all these years.... I'm tired, tired of being pushed in the corners. I'm tired of your inclusive language that refuses to admit that the Son of God is a man. I'm tired of your tricks. I'm tired of you making a crack, and the first thing you know there's a hole, and all of us fall in. No, this was deliberate ... you made a statement that was not accidental. I am so tired of you, liberal Church in America. You're sick.... You have nothing to offer. You do nothing but destroy. You don't have vocations, and you don't even care -- your whole purpose is to destroy... You can't stand Catholicism at its height, so you try to spoil it, as you've spoiled so many things in these thirty years....And might I add: have a nice day.
- Raymond Arroyo, Mother Angelica: The Remarkable Story
of a Nun, Her Nerve, and a Network of Miracles
(New York: Doubleday, 2005), p. 240.
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Responding to reports of scandalous goings-on at the World Youth Day in Denver in 1993, Mother Angelica vent her spleen thus: