Saturday, October 26, 2013

Mother Angelica: "I am so tired of you, liberal Church in America"

Responding to reports of scandalous goings-on at the World Youth Day in Denver in 1993, Mother Angelica vent her spleen thus:
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....

- Raymond Arroyo, Mother Angelica: The Remarkable Story
of a Nun, Her Nerve, and a Network of Miracles

(New York: Doubleday, 2005), p. 240.

And might I add: have a nice day.


Ron Rolling said...

"Mother, you are holding back; tell us how you real feel."

One wonders if she could utter the same thing some twenty years later.

William Williams said...

What a crazy old nun. I one watches any of her videos they will easily see how see makes up stories, is a superstitious old shrew liar...she Is a relentless vile woman.

Pertinacious Papist said...


I suspect that what you're telling us about Mother Angelica tells us much more about yourself than it does about Mother Angelica.

"... crazy ... superstitious ... old shrew liar ... relentless vile ..."???

As Catholics we're taught that judging the heart of our neighbor is not only immoral but beyond our competence: only God sees the heart. But here you've presumed to do all that and more. And I haven't even made a single inference judging your character yet; only stated facts. To call her a "liar" is to make a judgment about her interior motives, which you have no way of knowing as mere mortal.

May the good Lord be merciful and bless you with a healthy dose of self-understanding. Kind regards, PB