Saturday, February 07, 2009

Holy Mother The Church?
This "Springtime of the Church" moment was brought to you by Anna Haycraft

When asked what she thought of the state of Catholicism since the Second Vatican Council, the late English writer, Anna Haycraft, responded with this gem;
"It is as though one's revered, dignified and darling old mother had slapped on a mini-skirt and fishnet tights and started ogling strangers.

A kind of menopausal madness, a sudden yearning to be attractive to all. It is tragic and hilarious and awfully embarrassing. And of course, those who knew her before feel a great sense of betrayal and can't bring themselves to go and see her any more." ~ Anna Haycraft

4 Comments:

Blogger Adrienne said...

That is a great quote and says it all!

1:14 AM  
Blogger Cookie said...

I have always loved that quote.

10:19 AM  
Blogger chestertonian said...

Anna Haycraft/Alice Thomas Ellis: a true saint and the embodiment of the true Counter Reformation.

Everyone should devour her novels.

10:29 AM  
Blogger TCN said...

What in the ever-lovin' is that woman doing?

1:12 PM  

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