Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Why it is Necessary to be a Catholic as Well as to be a Lady

“Reason is itself a matter of faith. It is an act of faith to assert that our thoughts have any relation to reality at all.”  -G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy

Some people today deny that God made them male or female, many like to pretend they are some made up sex, and increasingly these people's fantasies are protected by law!

We conclude that without God's Law, there is no basis for reality, even in something as simple as the two sexes.

Most people reading this blog will agree that femininity should be studied and cultivated by women for the express purpose of protecting the family, the basic institution of Christian civilization.  This is in itself a very necessary apostolate as can be seen from the radical subjectivity of morals in today's society.

But what upholds this great apostolate of the modern day Catholic Lady?  Dwelling on this thought will perhaps lead to it's reasonable conclusion: that it is necessary to be a Catholic as well as to be a lady.

Strong principles and steadfast Faith are indispensable when it comes to butting heads with society and often directly waging war on radical ideas like same-sex "marriage".  The Catholic Lady is someone who must rely entirely on the Catholic Church's Commandments and fountains of grace to confront these challenges.

Murillo, The Holy Family with the Little Bird
The Catholic Church recognizes so exactly the role of women in society.  It gives a comprehensive, beautiful example of femininity in tradition and role models.  And on top of this, the Catholic Church offers infinite strength to women in the Sacraments.

The Catholic Lady is an ideal that exists inside the soul of every woman.  She is simply a specimen of objective truth, she is the genuine ideal of femininity and the one that all women need to aspire to if we hope to renew civilization.

And in support of an unchanging standard of womanhood:

“Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say, "Do it again"; and the grown-up person does it again until he is nearly dead. For grown-up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony. But perhaps God is strong enough to exult in monotony. It is possible that God says every morning, "Do it again" to the sun; and every evening, "Do it again" to the moon. It may not be automatic necessity that makes all daisies alike; it may be that God makes every daisy separately, but has never got tired of making them. It may be that He has the eternal appetite of infancy; for we have sinned and grown old, and our Father is younger than we.”  -G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy
What do you think?



1 comment:

  1. I am so thankful and blessed to be both a Catholic and a lady who delights in her God-given femininity! In fact, I was just received into the Church a few months ago. What thought-provoking quotes you provided! G.K. Chesterton never ceases to amaze and surprise me! Blessings to you and your little family. I absolutely love your blog - it's like finding a treasure trove!


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