I am an Italian American Catholic male...I believe in feminism...With three daughters and four granddaughters, each of whom I love specially and dearly, how could I NOT be a feminist...???
My purpose for writing this post is to beg some prominent CHRISTIAN FEMINISTS to come forward and boldly make a case for the difference between SECULAR FEMINISM which tears apart the moral fabric of a true Judeo Christian society, and REAL CHRISTIAN FEMINISM which espouses conservative Christian family values, virtue, and morality...
As the French would say...VIVA LA DIFFERENCE...!!!
We have an upcoming election where it appears that the ‘FEMALE VOTE’ may be the swing vote that ultimately determines who’s agenda will be carried out both in the White House and both halls of Congress...!!!
Now is the time for all good women to come to the aid of their country...!!!
Without throwing support to any specific candidate, TRUE FEMINISTS need to support the men who are campaigning as candidates for our next president...!!!
True feminism draws the lines of demarcation clearly to divide selfishness from selflessness...!!! True feminists are ‘othercentered’...secular feminists are ‘selfcentered’...!!! True feminists are ‘partners in progress’...secular feminists seek to promote themselves and their ‘godless’ agendas...!!!
AGAIN, my intention for writing these thoughts is not to speak for others or put my opinions on the lips of others, but rather to elicit from the many strong, wise, intelligent, and caring women who I have either personally known, or whose writings or views I have become acquainted with, to provide personal witness that Christian Feminism is more mainstream in America than the secular feminism we see portrayed by the media...
Several years ago when the debate about STEM CELL RESEARCH was in the mainstream, secularists and the media portrayed the CATHOLIC CHURCH as being opposed to STEM CELL RESEARCH...that was then, and is now, far from the truth...What the church was opposed to was ‘EMBRYONIC STEM CELL RESEARCH’ which was a disguised form of abortion...BTW, that type of research has never brought about any positive medical results, while ADULT STEM CELL RESEARCH (very much encouraged by The Church), has shown many positive health care results...!!!
The secularists and the media are trying to do the same thing today by their attempt to cloak in the word ‘CONTRACEPTION’ a negative blanketing of The Catholic Church’s real teaching...Under their use of the word ‘CONTRACEPTION’ are included abortifacients (drugs and appliances which do not prevent conception, but cause the fetus to be aborted AFTER CONCEPTION has taken place)...there is much more to this topic...
The Catholic Church has not changed its teaching on these matters, while, at the same time our government seems to be drifting away from our first amendment rights of freedom to worship and other freedoms...!!!
A sincere look at the Papal Encyclical ‘HUMANAE VITAE’, on Human Life, written in the 1960’s clearly restates The Church’s official position on these matters...For a brief summary for those with little time to read this, CLICK HERE...!!!
I believe that the majority of American women are God fearing, life loving, selfless, nurturing, and wise citizens of our beloved Country, and I encourage them to come forth and make themselves heard in this all important debate at this critical time in our nation’s history...!!!
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND...!!!
UPDATE: I discovered this letter on Saturday morning while perusing The National Catholic Register...CLICK HERE...!!!