Thursday, June 18, 2009

Damsels in Distress

Fr. Angelo offers some compelling reflections, saying:
Unless women once again become the guardians of chastity and domestic life, we are all doomed. The dignity and power of a woman lies in her prerogative to say yes or no. She becomes a queen or a plaything with the well-placed whisper of one little word. The whole world turns on this power, and it must be defended unto the death. It is both the stuff of adventure and a primordial, domestic thing. But isn’t domestic life the real adventure, the place where every day is perilous and uncertain, where the whole world hangs in the balance? Yes, the power of a woman’s consent is a domestic reality, one pertaining to marriage and procreation before anything else, but it extends to the whole of civilized life.
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4 comments:

SF said...

Fantastic article.

elena maria vidal said...

It is pretty powerful!

maryvictrix said...

Thanks Elena, and readers!

Julygirl said...

I always told my daughters that women are the civilising force of the world. It is up to them to set the tone of male/female interaction.