Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Graglia against Feminism: 22

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

From Domestic Tranquility, p311.
..the cultural views of our affluent opinion-makers who jettisoned traditional bourgeois morality have contributed to the demoralisation and impoverishment of our underclass. When these affluent opinion-makers traduced traditional marriage and morality and lived together without marrying and then they destigmatized illegitimacy and defended single-motherhood, their own children may have paid the price in psychiatrists' offices and in posh drug rehabilitation programs for the wealthy that became a growth industry. But when the underclass mirrored the abandonment of traditional morality, the price their children have paid was to remain mired in poverty and crime.

[a woman's] choices must always be informed by the warning of studies showing that "a child living with one or more substitute parents was about one hundred times more likely to be fatally abused than a child living with natural parents" and that children under ten were between "thiry and forty times more likely to suffer abuse if living with a stepparent and a natural parent than if living with two natural parents."

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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