Pope Francis disappoints feminists, LCWR once again

His Holiness Pope Francis has again disappointed the proponents of female machismo everywhere.

At News.va read about his address to the Women’s Section of the Pontifical Council for the Laity on the 25th anniversary of Blessed Pope John Paul II’s Apostolic Letter Mulieris dignitatem.

The LCWR types have been waiting for Pope Francis to get with the program and start learning from all the great theology of women they have been working on like little wasps for decades now. Instead, Francis just keeps circling back to old ideas about differences between the sexes, the model and role of Mary. He’s … what?… medieval, or something!

A sample from the report:

“What does this ‘special entrusting’…of the human being to woman signify? It seems evident to me that my predecessor is referring to maternity,” said Pope Francis.
“Many things can change and have changed in our cultural and social evolution, but the fact remains that it is the woman who conceives, carries in her womb and gives birth to the children of men,” the Pope continued. “And this is not simply a biological matter, but carries a wealth of implications for the woman herself, for her way of being, for her relationships, for the way in which we lend respect to human life and to life in general. Calling a woman to maternity, God entrusted the human being to her in an altogether special manner.”
The Pope warned that there are two dangers always present when speaking about this topic, calling them “two extreme opposites that destroy woman and her vocation.”
“The first is to reduce maternity to a social role, to a task, albeit noble, but which in fact sets the woman aside with her potential and does not value her fully in the building of community. This is both in the civil sphere and in the ecclesial sphere,” explained the Holy Father. “And, in reaction to this, there is the other danger in the opposite direction, that of promoting a type of emancipation which, in order to occupy spaces taken away from the masculine, abandons the feminine with the precious traits that characterize it.”
Pope Francis also spoke about the special gifts given to women in the Church.
“ I would like to underline how the woman has a particular sensitivity for the ‘things of God’, above all in helping us to understand the mercy, tenderness and love that God has for us,” he said. “ And it pleases me to think that the Church is not ‘il Chiesa’ [‘the Church’, masculine]: it is ‘la Chiesa’ [feminine]. The Church is a woman! The Church is a mother! And that’s beautiful, eh? We have to think deeply about this.”

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10 Responses to Pope Francis disappoints feminists, LCWR once again

  1. jaykay says:

    “The Church is a mother! ”

    Imagine if he’d added that she’s “Magistra” too! They’d probably flip entirely with such a reference, intimately related as it is to the other “M” word – y’know, the dreaded neuter one ending in -um.

    Then again, maybe not, since as Fr. Z has repeatedly pointed out they do want to set up their own teaching authority.

  2. Joseph-Mary says:

    Our modern society, with the help of feminazis, has managed to convince many women that motherhood and child-rearing is demeaning and not a use of their full potential. Surely many who head to the abortion mills feel this way. The child is inconvenient! One cannot have all the things they want! And so many women, perhaps to later regret, have turned from their nature as mothers and nurturers to try to embrace the masculine. But the nature of woman does not change, no matter how ‘sexually liberated’ society is trying to teach the young girls to be.

  3. Del says:

    All things act according to their nature.

    Pope Francis has spoken beautifully. That is what he does.

    The Fishwrap, the feminists, and the LCWR-types will throw a nutty. That is what they do.

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  5. Suburbanbanshee says:

    Another thing to remember is that women have more phases of transformation than men do. Although both men and women’s minds and bodies change in some similar ways (from baby to child, from child to adult, and from adult to old person), men do not share the same physical changes from beginning menstruation, loss of virginity, pregnancy, giving birth, breastfeeding, or menopause. Likewise, although men do have certain hormonal rhythms during the month, women’s bodies are spending a lot more physical effort on maintaining the rhythms of fertility and menstruation.

    Interestingly, a lot of feminism has chosen to strike directly against these transformative phases in women, or to exalt some while denigrating or attempting to eliminate others. (Though of course others have used them as a reason why men are lesser beings, blah blah blah.)

    The Church is also always developing and changing. She lives and serves her Lord in history as well as in eternity.

  6. McCall1981 says:

    I’m glad he said this, and glad for what he said about the reality of the devil the other day:

    http://en.radiovaticana.va/m_articolo.asp?c=736378

  7. majuscule says:

    I’ve been over to the Fishwrap. LOL! The comments on their article are…well…classic Fishwrap.

    The question in my mind was who were the people who were meeting? Well, the other non Fishwrap NCR answered that:

    ROME — Approximately 100 women from around the world gathered in Rome Oct. 10-12 to discuss the “feminine genius” described by Blessed Pope John Paul II 25 years ago.

    Read more: http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/experts-meet-to-consider-women-in-the-church-world/#ixzz2hod7WkiH

  8. acricketchirps says:

    I’ve always had a suspicion that Fishwrap commenter are the good hearted Christians who have simply taken the rejection of Realism and of Thomism to its logical conclusion.

  9. JacobWall says:

    Wonderful!

    ” the fact remains that it is the woman who conceives, carries in her womb and gives birth to the children of men,” the Pope continued. “And this is not simply a biological matter, but carries a wealth of implications for the woman herself, for her way of being, for her relationships, for the way in which we lend respect to human life and to life in general. Calling a woman to maternity, God entrusted the human being to her in an altogether special manner.”

  10. Random Friar says:

    I never thought I’d live to see the day that Motherhood becomes defined as a disability or disease, as so many seem to treat it in secular and contemporary society, with abortion as the “cure.” Motherhood is an incredible gift, a participation in Creation and in bringing forth a creature in the image and likeness of the One God, and ensuring that this precious gift comes to know and love its Creator.