Sunday, December 28, 2008

Graglia against Feminism: 19

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

From Domestic Tranquility, p237.
...the provision of affection and physical pleasure for both husband and wife were part of the marital relationship... There has been no time in the history of civilisation when this cultural knowledge completely lost, though it may sometimes have been obscured. And even then as in the Victorian era, the obscurity was more apparent than real.
   No grounds exist that would justify feminism's appropriation of the sexual revolution as a means to acquaint women with the possibility of sexual fulfillment or to resurrect women's sexual passion.
   Rather, the attempt [by feminism] to imitate stereotypical male sexual activity - sex without the magic and mystery of romance - entailed sexual relationships in which nothing counted but the orgasm. At the same time, the casualness of these couplings was inconsistent with female ... satisfaction...

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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