Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Graglia against Feminism: 14

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

From Domestic Tranquility, p186
...By denying that the sex act derives any special significance from its procreative potentiality, the sexual revolution trivialized the sexual intercourse. And this trivialization fostered women's defeminization as society came to perceive women to be fungible with men and stripped of that aura of preciousness once conferred by their child-bearing capacities. When the prevailing mores teach that sexual intercourse is merely a morally indifferent, mechanical act designed to produce a physical sensation with any number of individuals and without the prerequisites of love and and commitment, the act--like inflated currency--loses value. ...And the the sex act becomes degraded in value--when it ceases to be a big deal--society decreases the value it places both on a child as the product of conception in this degraded act and on a woman in her role as mother of the child. Casual sex leads, as it were, to casual motherhood.

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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