“I’m afraid my obedience in that diocese would be absolutely zero. And I hope everybody else’s in that diocese is zero.” ∼ Mother Angelica on EWTN (Nov. 12, 1997)
Oh, how the mighty have fallen.
Just over two decades ago, EWTN’s foundress Mother Angelica was put back on her heels by the full force of Cardinal Roger Mahony’s wrath after Mother uttered the words above about Mahony and the Los Angeles Archdiocese. She had grave concerns about the diminishing of the Real Presence she saw in some of Mahony’s writings.
Mahony fired back with everything he had, using his full authority as bishop and cardinal to threaten EWTN and to force Mother Angelica into a public apology (sort of). Mahony said in a November 14, 1997, letter: “For you to call into question my own belief in the Real Presence is without precedence. To compound the matter, your call for my people to offer zero obedience to their Shepherd is unheard of and shocking.”….Read entire article here: crisismagazine.com/2019/cardinal-mahony-wrecks-the-rec