Sunday, March 09, 2008

Graglia against Feminism: 3

A continuing series; see here for the introduction, and here for more on feminism in the Catholic Church in the UK.

From Domestic Tranquility p49.
Educators and psychiatrists [in the 1950s and 1960s] believed they must "assume the burdens of parenthood, so poorly performed by most parents." ...The proliferation of their often conflicting advice, which itself varied with changes in psychiatric fashions, greatly eroded parents' confidence. ...
Any suggestion that women were frightened away from child-rearing by the awesome responsibility it entailed must now seem fatuous to a society that has largely accepted the feminist view that child-rearing--even of the youngest infants--is a task that requires few skills, presents no challenges, and can safely be left to the impersonal care of a day care centre. ...
The analyses of [sociologists] Lasch and Lopata are, nonetheless, completely accurate.

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Pope Leo XIII's Prayer to St Michael

Holy Michael, Archangel, defend us in the day of battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, thrust down to Hell Satan, and all wicked spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen