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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

'Rad Trad' Mother Angelica's Declaration of War on the Modern Church

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Mother Angelica, RIP Mother Angelica, RIP
Remember this?


"They have changed our churches. They have closed them. And now we're not even allowed to kneel when that awesome Presence comes down into that one Host. I'm tired of your witchcraft. I'm tired. I'm tired. I'm tired of being pushed in corners. I'm tired of your inclusive language that refused to admit the Son of God is a man. I'm tired of your ticks. I'm tired of your deceits...I'm so tired of your liberal Church....This is not an accident. We've swallowed this for thirty years. And I'm tired of it...I'm a Roman Catholic... I believe in God the Father, Creator of Heaven and Earth. I believe there is a Trinity. I believe that He died and He suffered and He rose. I believe in that. But you don't. 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 of Jesus Christ. Your catechisms are so watered down. I don't like your Church. You have nothing to offer. You do nothing but destroy.  " 

She didn't get everything right about Vatican II and the Revolution which it spawned, of course. She certainly didn't realize just how high up the chain of command the enemies of the Church had risen. But Mother Angelica had an instinctive sense that something was terribly wrong, and I believe she will be remembered as one of only a few who possessed the courage to stand against assaults on the Church coming from within the Church, wherever and whenever they were recognized as such.

One can only imagine what Mother Angelica would say of the disastrous reign of Pope Francis.  As she notes in the video above, "I shall kneel at the consecration."  She'd never even imagined that a pope was coming who would not

May she rest in peace.

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Michael J. Matt has been an editor of The Remnant since 1990. Since 1994, he has been the newspaper's editor. A graduate of Christendom College, Michael Matt has written hundreds of articles on the state of the Church and the modern world. He is the host of The Remnant Underground and Remnant TV's The Remnant Forum. He's been U.S. Coordinator for Notre Dame de Chrétienté in Paris--the organization responsible for the Pentecost Pilgrimage to Chartres, France--since 2000.  Mr. Matt has led the U.S. contingent on the Pilgrimage to Chartres for the last 24 years. He is a lecturer for the Roman Forum's Summer Symposium in Gardone Riviera, Italy. He is the author of Christian Fables, Legends of Christmas and Gods of Wasteland (Fifty Years of Rock ‘n’ Roll) and regularly delivers addresses and conferences to Catholic groups about the Mass, home-schooling, and the culture question. Together with his wife, Carol Lynn and their seven children, Mr. Matt currently resides in St. Paul, Minnesota.