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Says Women Can Escape a Trap by Imitating Mary's Strength and Humility NEW ROCHELLE, New York, NOV. 26, 2003 (Zenit) - Women in the secularized world need to be reminded that fulfilling their maternal role is infinitely valuable in God's sight, says the wife of philosopher Dietrich Von Hildebrand. Alice Von Hildebrand, author of "The Privilege of Being a Woman" (Sapientia) and a philosopher in her own right, shared how every woman can ... Continue Reading

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  1. Augustine
    6 years ago

    Terri, your hysteria doesn't help your case, nor do your ad hominem attacks against AVH. Because you've conformed yourself to the world, you have no understanding of AVH's words. Utterly common, and infinitely tragic.

  2. Miriam Padilla
    6 years ago

    I have a tremendous respect for Dr. Alice Von Hildebrand. She has the courage to lead women, who have lost the way, as she so eloquently and clearly explains by falling prey to the lies of our times. She clearly points to the fact that the only 'liberated' Woman is Mary, the Mother of God because She is the only one that is body and soul in Heaven. If we wish to be free, we must imitate her humility and her purity. In these two virtues, women will find their rightful place. As Fulton Sheen said, the level of any civilization is the level of it's womanhood. In the end, it is not a matter of superiority or inferiority- it is a matter of difference of function and role. We should look to Dr. Von Hildebrand who obviously has long pondered the right role of women using Mary as the model.

  3. Terri Carroll
    6 years ago

    This is complete nonsense!! If Hildebrand feels this way, why did SHE get a doctorate?? She apparently does not use it to think logically or realistically and that is VERY apparent in her closed-mindedness. There is nothing as patriarchal and anti-woman as religion (including but not unique to Catholicism)--I was raised a Catholic and educated in the Catholic school system (through college). Ironically, it was that education that opened my mind to the abuse women have suffered under men (and under the church) for thousands of years. Mary--herself abused (without a voice--left as a figure of suffering and loss)---was all that women were given by the church. Excuse me now.. I have to go read a real HUMAN author... Shakespeare. His female characters can truly teach the world something!! Dr. Hildebrand should use her education to escape from the madness of superstition and fanaticism and HELP women rather than encouraging them to accept this... myth.

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