Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Graglia against Feminism: 10

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

From Domestic Tranquility p151.
In Midge Dector's beautiful expression, a woman needs a husband "who will agree to keep her safe while she brings forth her gifts and who by accepting these gifts will not only provide the measure of their value, and so of hers, but will help her to her own sense of having contributed fully to the human estate." ... To the contemporary feminist, however, this relationship is not ideal but undesirable and oppressive, because it makes women dependent on men. ...A man's valuation of the gifts she might bring forth within the marital home is trivial, even ludicrous, compared to the value she places on societal acclaim of her marketplace achievements. The male who fits within the feminist mold--the male that all feminist social and political endeavors are designed to form--is the androgynous male who happily performs aspects of the traditional female role and shuns a sole breadwinner role that would enable his wife to devote herself to home and child-nurturing.

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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