This term, Feminine Genius, was coined by St. John Paul II. It struck me in a powerful way for several reasons. One, women are generally not spoken about in this fashion. Two, Women, it seems to me, are struggling with what their role is in the eyes of God and society.
I found these passages, in the book, “Saint John Paul the Great” very interesting and enlightening: He wrote:
“….contemporary feminism finds its roots in the absence of true respect for woman. Revealed truth teaches us something different. …In our civilization woman has become, before all else, an object of pleasure. It is very significant, on the other hand, that in the midst of this very situation the authentic theology of woman is being reborn. The spiritual beauty, the particular genius, of women is being rediscovered.
In every Gospel episode involving meetings with women, they find their independence at Christ’s side. The public sinner becomes a promised bride, a sister.
He (Pope John Paul II) reminded women that “Men must be taught to love, and to love in a noble way; they must be educated in depth in this truth, that is, in the fact that a woman is a person and not simply an object.
Feminism has helped change the face of our society in dramatic ways –
Feminism has stripped women of their dignity of Motherhood. A great, great gift given to women to bear and nurture children. Women who have many children are sometimes mocked; women who want to stay home and raise their children are not given the respect they deserve for such a challenging job such as this. Women began to believe that in order to receive the respect they deserved they needed to look elsewhere for their fulfillment. This is not to say that women should not work. Women have always worked from the beginning of time. But, we as women, should be proud of our gifts which were given to us, and to us alone. We should not abandon the one true gift given to us because of how society looks at Motherhood.
In 1966, Betty Friedan and other prominent feminists formed the National Organization for Women (NOW). NOW became the umbrella organization for many feminist causes, uniting older, college-educated, predominantly white women. These second-wave feminists, such as Ms. magazine founder Gloria Steinem, pushed for access to the pill, abortion, equal employment opportunity, reduction of violence against women and more. Two years later, in 1968, the first national feminist conference took place in Chicago.
Anarcho-communist organizer Emma Goldman theorized and advocated for an integrated philosophy of women’s liberation, anti-capitalism and anti-authoritarianism. Aside from advocating free choice in sexual relations, she called for access to birth control. She served as a mentor to Margaret Sanger who went to found the American Birth Control League (which eventually became Planned Parenthood) and become an extremely visible advocate for access to family planning.
Some would say feminism is about basic human rights and that it’s just a modern social movement. The truth is, the feminist movement is neither modern nor social in its origin. At its roots are ancient, highly religious elements that are rarely, if ever, mentioned.
The spirit of radical feminism is the spirit of witchcraft and rebellion, the spirit manifested in Jezebel. It is the spirit which rejects God’s lawful order and authority and tries to usurp that authority to itself, as did Eve in the Garden of Eden. More
Feminism resulted in birth control (an abortafacient) and from there abortion. Then along came same-sex marriage. What do all these have in common – little or no children. Looking at China, they have a one-child policy. However, just recently I do believe they have rescinded that and have gone to two children. But, you notice that their one child policy also meant only boys would be tolerated. If it was a girl, they were told to abort. From this came an increase in divorce and the number of single moms.
Note: Abortifacient Birth Control Pills – more info here.
The Birth Control Pill is the most popular and widely used method of hormonal contraception. It involves taking a month-long series of pills—three weeks of pills containing hormones, and one without. This allows the woman to have a menstrual period. The Pill contains two synthetic hormones, progestin and ethinyl estradiol and has three mechanisms: 1) it prevents ovulation, 2) thickens the cervical mucus, which makes it harder for sperm to enter the uterus and 3) affects the endometrium or lining of the womb to make it more hostile to implantation. This means the tiny developing baby (embryo) cannot attach to the uterine lining and dies, which is a very early abortion. Even so, they define this as “preventing pregnancy.
It is interesting when you think about what Lucia, the visionary of Fatima, had to say about the end times. She said:
Back in 1980 the one surviving visionary, Sister Lucy, wrote an important letter to Monsignor (now Cardinal) Carlo Caffarra. After Pope John Paul asked him to begin a new Pontifical Institute for studies on marriage and the family, Caffarra wrote to Sister Lucy, simply requesting her prayers for this venture. He has recently made known his surprise at receiving “a very long letter with her signature. . . . In it we find written: ‘The final battle between the Lord and the reign of Satan will be about marriage and the family. Don’t be afraid, because anyone who works for the sanctity of marriage and the family will always be contended and opposed in every way, for this is the decisive issue.’ And then she concluded: ‘however, Our Lady has already crushed its head.’”
This reassurance is encouraging, because fifteen years after Sister Lucia wrote that letter, Cardinal Luigi Ciappi (1909-1996), personal theological adviser to five popes, made a stunning disclosure about that part of the Fatima secret that the Vatican has never released (and which is evidently referenced by the enigmatic word “etc.” in the published part of Our Lady’s message). His Eminence, one of the few persons who had seen the complete secret, wrote in a 1995 letter to Professor Baumgartner of Salzburg: “In the Third Secret it is predicted, among other things, that the great apostasy in the Church will begin at the top.” More here
So here we are. We are now in the great battle in regards to marriage and family. Pope John Paul II, who was well aware of what was happening, knew that he needed to encourage women in their rightful roles given to them by God. He knew satan was attacking the family and marriage, but more specifically women. He wrote a letter to women, on the dignity and rights of the woman, which can be found here.
Lucia said that the great apostasy in the church will begin at the top. well, that seems to clarify matters as well. Pope Francis with his Synod on the Family and his Exhortation is definitely confirmation of all that Lucia spoke of in regard to the Blessed Mothers warnings.
Here is a letter from Alice von Hildebrand which also corroborates the above.
I think the following two conversations, which I recall very well from the 1960s, are of particular interest now, in these deeply troubled times half a century later. For they apparently corroborate Cardinal Ciappi’s testimony that part of Our Lady’s Fatima secret was the shocking prediction that the great apostasy in the Church would begin “at the top.” More here.
So now lets look at another part of this story. We know satan is waging war against women in order to destroy marriages, the family, and the Church. The Blessed Mother had this to say to a Spanish Conceptionist Nun, Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres in the late 1500’s.
Thus, I make it known to you that from the end of the 19th century and from shortly after the middle of the 20th century…the passions will erupt and there will be a total corruption of morals, for Satan will reign almost completely through the Masonic sects. They will focus principally on the children in order to sustain this general corruption. Woe to the children of these times! It will be difficult to receive the Sacrament of Baptism and also the Sacrament of Confirmation. They will receive the Sacrament of Confession only if they remain in Catholic schools, for the Devil will make a great effort to destroy it through persons in position of authority. The same thing will happen with the Sacrament of Holy Communion. Alas! How deeply I grieve to manifest to you the many enormous sacrileges – both public as well as secret – that will occur from profanation of the Holy Eucharist… My Most Holy Son will see Himself cast upon the ground and trampled upon by filthy feet… Often, during this epoch the enemies of Jesus Christ, instigated by the Devil, will steal consecrated Hosts from the churches so that they might profane the Eucharistic Species… The Sacrament of Extreme Unction will be little valued. Many people will die without receiving it… As for the Sacrament of Matrimony, which symbolizes the union of Christ with His Church, it will be attacked and deeply profaned. Freemasonry, which will then be in power, will enact iniquitous laws with the aim of doing away with this sacrament, making it easy for everyone to live in sin and encouraging the procreation of illegitimate children born without the blessing of the Church… Added to this will be the effects of secular education, which will be one reason for the death of priestly and religious vocations. The Sacrament of Holy Orders will be ridiculed… The Devil will try to persecute the ministers of the Lord in every possible way; he will labor with cruel and subtle astuteness to deviate them from the spirit of their vocation and will corrupt many of them. These depraved priests, who will scandalize the Christian people, will make the hatred of bad Catholics and the enemies of the Roman Catholic and Apostolic Church fall upon all priests… Unhappy times will come wherein those who should fearlessly defend the rights of the Church will instead, blinded despite the light, give their hand to the Church’s enemies and do their bidding. But when [evil]seems triumphant and when authority abuses its power, committing all manner of injustice and oppressing the weak, their ruin shall be near. They will fall and crash to the ground. Infiltration of the Catholic Church here.
The masons are behind the feminist movement, changes in the Church Liturgy and norms and infiltrating the Church itself. so in regards to the Church, how did the masons plan on using women for their own end such as Eucharistic Ministers and Altar Servers. The Masonic Plan for the Destruction of the Catholic Church are 33 directives of the Grand Master of the Masons to all the Catholic Bishops, effective since 1962. All Mason brethren will have to report on the progress of these crucial provisions. Revised in October 1993 as a progressive plan for the final stage All masons employed in the Church must welcome them and carry them out. See article here.
No. 29 states:
29. Have the distributing of Communion done by women and lay people. You say that this is the time of the laity. Begin with giving Communion in the hand, as do the Protestants, rather than on the tongue. Explain that Christ did it the same way. All directives here.
Martyr and Saint Cardinal John Fisher
“Times of flowering or collapse within the history of the Church were always associated with the handling of the Holy Eucharist.” (1835)
FROM ‘WARNINGS FROM THE BEYOND’
At 16 years of age, Anneliese Michel (d 1976, incorrupt) was suddenly afflicted with demonic possession. The local Bishop ordered an exorcism. These are details and revelations given by demons during a series of exorcisms performed from August 14,1975 to March 30, 1978. The demons were Akabor, Allida, Judas Iscariot, Veroba and Beelzebub. The excerpts confirm the existence of the imposter pope and also mention other subjects. Speaking through the possessed woman the demons were forced to tell the truth by Our Lady under the Solemn Church exorcism. The demon was forced to give the following account. here.
Women we have been used. However, by the Grace of God, we can change this. God has a very special plan for Women and Men. Our roles are distinct and in today’s world they have been totally blended together. God created us equal, but with different roles.
Blessings to all.