Mother Angelica passionately discusses the state of The Church after Vatican II.
Mother Angelica, 1993 (abridged transcript):
~ You know, as Catholics we’ve been terribly quiet all these years. . .
I’m tired of enneagrams. I’m tired of your witchcraft. I’m tired. I’m tired of being pushed in 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 constantly just making a crack and the first thing you know there’s a hole and all of us fall into it. No. This was deliberate. This was a group that was told what to do and how to do it.
I am so tired of you liberal Church in America. And everything you’ve ever done has gone in silence. Nothing, nothing you’ve done from your withcraft to your anagrams to your centering prayer to all this earth spirituality. . . No, this is not an accident. We’ve swallowed this now for thirty years. I’m tired of it. We’ve swallowed enough of your idea of God and you really have no God.
You spread your errors to children. And our children don’t even know the Eucharist anymore. They don’t understand that it is the Blessed Sacrament. That it’s the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus. Your Catechisms are so watered down that they say nothing but ‘love your neighbor’. No, you’ve got to love God first. . . I don’t like your Church. You have nothing to offer. You do nothing but destroy.
We’re not going to go for all those crazy things that you’re pushing out as new and cultural and American. . . . You’ve made it pagan. You’ve helped to make this nation pagan because you have no spirituality that attracts. . . Your whole purpose is to destroy.
You’re not builders you’re destroyers. I’m not going to take that anymore.
You’ve been strong too long.
What a destructive force you have been. No. No.
I have to make a statement as you make a statement, but mine is not as subtle. Mine is well thought out and I am not going to listen to what you have to say. . . we’re not conservatives, we’re merely Catholic.
We have hidden under bushels too long. We have taken everything and we have been obedient. To what? To a destructive force.
Don’t call me rebellious. No. You’re rebellious.
Well, I’ve made my statement. I don’t care whether you like it or not. It’s time somebody said something about all these tiny little cracks that you have been putting for the past thirty years into the Church. . . . Am I bitter? No, but I’m being realistic.
How sad you are. But we know what you think and what you want. . . You’ve hidden your agenda with a mime. My agenda is not hidden. I tell you and the whole world.
I’m tired of your theologians who do nothing but divide and separate and destroy. It’s time. It’s time we say that.
I don’t like your kind of religion. I don’t like your ways.
Now you know how I feel. I’ve known for years how you feel but I have yet to hear anyone contradict you or cross you or say anything to distress you. Well, I’m saying it. I’m saying it.
‘Oh, Angelica, you’re getting rather violent?’ No. We’re just tired of you constantly pushing anti-God, anti-Catholic and pagan ways into the Catholic Church.
In spite of what I’ve said, I love you and I feel sorry, very sorry, that it has to be like this, but it has to be ~
In the above transcript, key phrases stood out to us, including: “This was deliberate”, “No, this is not an accident”, “You’ve hidden your agenda”. Mother Angelica’s words reveal that she knows that there is indeed a group within the Catholic Church which has an agenda of changing the Catholic Faith and that this group has been most active post-Vatican II.