Cecile Richards Doesn’t Speak for Me…Or the Majority of American Women

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According to liberal feminists like Nancy Pelosi and Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards, opposition to the Health and Human Services mandate forcing religious employees to cover contraceptive services amounts to a misogynistic “war on women.” The media is often all too willing to repeat this opinion as being representative of the female population at large, but is this what the … Read More

Happy International Women’s Day!

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To a great extent the level of any civilization is the level of its womanhood. When a man loves a woman, he has to become worthy of her. The higher her virtue, the more her character, the more devoted she is to truth, justice, goodness, the more a man has to aspire to be worthy of her. The history of … Read More

Almost 20 Years Later TLC’s “Chilli” Still Regrets Her Abortion

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This is heartbreaking h/t The Crescat: “I would break down and I would just cry…because I wasn’t a mommy. I cried almost every day for almost nine years.” It is absolutely insane to compare abortion, as many do, to other medical procedures, even major ones. By and large, people don’t tend to cry every day for years regretting their decision … Read More

It’s a Mixed Up, Muddled Up, Shook Up World

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Wow. I love a man who cares about his appearance, but this is a bit ridiculous. I’m not even really a fan of women going to some of the lengths described below to enhance their looks. From the UK Daily Mail: We’ve had guyliner and manscara but now we have the guylashes – false eyelashes for men. … Eylure – … Read More

The Eternal Feminine

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This is just lovely. From this month’s Magnificat magazine: Founder of the Nabis movement, then of the Studios of Sacred Art with Georges Desvallières, and a member of the Third Order Dominicans, Maurice Denis knew how to combine the cutting edge of modernity with the highest Christian inspiration. His Madonna in the Blooming Garden reflects his meditation on the mystery … Read More

NFP: Real Women’s Liberation

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This is a fabulous post from April of My Feminine Mind: I absolutely love Natural Family Planning. There are a lot of things that I love about it. The thing that stands out the most to me, however–the big, neon-sign, in-your-face-amazing thing about NFP is the ideology behind it. It begins with the premise that women are good. Because our … Read More

Happy Mother’s Day!

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The very soul of a woman is meant to be maternal. –Alice von Hildebrand On Facebook this year everyone has been posting pictures of their moms in honor of Mother’s Day. This is the one I put up of me and my mom. Don’t ask me what she’s got on her face. It’s from the birthday party of a friend … Read More

TOB Tuesday: The Task of Every Man and Woman

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Christ – who in the Sermon on the Mount gives his own interpretation of the commandment “You shall not commit adultery”…assigns the dignity of every woman as a task to every man; at the same time (although this conclusion follows only indirectly from the text) he assigns also the dignity of every man to every woman. -JP II, TOB 100:6 … Read More

Eggsploitation, Surrogacy and the Business of Making Babies

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Celebrities and wealthy columnists paint a smiling, rosy picture normalizing, even championing, egg “donation” and surrogacy, meanwhile the fertility industry has a dirty little secret: Eggsploitation is a documentary from the Center for Bioethics and Culture. Regarding surrogacy, the BioPolitical Times blogger Marcy Darnovsky, commenting on last week’s NYT “Twiblings” cover story by Melanie Thernstrom and relating it to a … Read More

Music for Your Monday: How to Handle a Woman

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I’ve never seen Camelot, but many thanks to Msgr. Charles Pope for highlighting this delightful little number from the movie in his post advising men How to Handle a Woman – which you should go read after watching this clip: p.s. are you on Facebook? Do you “like” my blog???