Saturday, December 27, 2008

Graglia against Feminism, 18

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

From Domestic Tranquility, pp198f.
As Richard Posner accurately observes, the "freer women are sexually, the less interest men have in marriage." Sexual permissiveness and readily available abortion are, therefore, always contrary to the interests of women who would choose to devote themselves to home and family rather than market production. This was initially no matter for regret by women who subscribed to the feminist teaching that marriage and children were simply impediments to their career goals. An increasing number of these women, however came to realize that careers cannot replace marriage and family. For some, this insight came too late...

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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