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 civilization could actually be written in terms of the level of its women.
If what Bishop Sheen says is true, Western Civilization is in big trouble right now. For too long already we have failed to recognize the great dignity of women and femininity in our society where nothing is sacred, but especially not the female body. We live in a world in which the women, like no other time in history, are more denigrated and objectified through modern media, magazines and internet porn. We’ve replaced sacred femininity with modern day “feminism” where women work, essentially, to compete with and become more like men. Abortion has destroyed the maternal love of women and the widespread and accepted indulgence of lust coupled with the use of contraception has lead many women to allow themselves to be objectified – used and abused for another’s physical gratification.
Women! Recognize your dignity! You are the crowning glory, the grand Masterpiece, of Creation. You deserve better than porn, prostitution, abortion, and having your unique gift of bringing life into existence treated like a disease or illness.
Celebrate this International Women’s Day by treating yourself or a woman you love with a copy of Style, Sex, and Substance. These classy, fun-loving chicas are a bright light in the darkness that passes for “feminism” in our culture. They know what they’re worth. Planned Parenthood doesn’t speak for them!
Artwork: Madonna in the Blooming Garden (detail, 1907), Maurice Denis (1870-1943), private collection.