Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Jennifer Hartline

4/30/2012 (2 years ago)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

The history of our civilization is being written right now by women. There've been enough chapters of hedonism and death already. It's time for women of virtue to start rewriting the story.

The stars of the "choice" universe have gone way beyond their worn-out euphemisms and are now embracing shameless mockery.  Ashley Judd and crew have made a video that mocks the act of killing babies in the womb. They mock the violence of stopping the heartbeat of a child. What a hilarious analogy they've drawn by comparing an abortion to Rick Santorum's suspended Presidential campaign, if you're someone who finds dead babies and wounded mothers hilarious.  Apparently they do.

Highlights

By Jennifer Hartline

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

4/30/2012 (2 years ago)

Published in U.S.

Keywords: Abortion, reproductive rights, reproductive freedom, Ashley Judd, Rick Santorum, women, virtue, Jennifer Hartline


WASHINGTON, D.C. (Catholic Online) - The juvenile and malicious video featuring Ashley Judd on the FunnyorDie website ("Rick Santorum Aborts Presidential Campaign") immediately brought to mind my favorite quote from Archbishop Fulton Sheen:

"To a great extent the level of any civilization is the level of its womanhood. When a man loves a woman, he has to become worthy of her. The higher her virtue, the more her character, the more devoted she is to truth, justice, goodness, the more a man has to aspire to be worthy of her. The history of civilization could actually be written in terms of the level of its women."

O, how the lovely have fallen, and what a grotesque crop they've sown.  Indeed, what passes for womanhood in our society today is nothing but a cheap, crass knock-off of the original; a crude and sloppy hack painting being sold as the masterpiece.  The modern-day "feminist" woman foolishly champions faithlessness, promiscuity, contraception, and abortion and she degrades herself in the process.  This latest evidence of just how far women have sunk is not only sad, but alarming.

The stars of the "choice" universe have gone way, way beyond their worn-out euphemisms and are now embracing shameless mockery.  Ashley Judd and crew have made themselves a little video (how clever and funny they are!) that mocks the act of killing babies in the womb.  They mock the violence of stopping the heartbeat of a child.  Ha ha ha ha!!  What a hilarious analogy they've drawn by comparing an abortion to Rick Santorum's suspended Presidential campaign, if you're someone who finds dead babies and wounded mothers hilarious.  Apparently they do.

Babies are meaningless, doncha know.  What matters is insulting and smearing the name of a faithful husband and father who happens to believe that every human life is sacred and deserving of protection.  He's a man, and worse, a conservative, Catholic man; therefore, he has no right to any opinion or belief about the legalized baby killing we call "reproductive freedom."  In fact, men have no say whatsoever unless they're going to pipe up in favor of exterminating babies.

So this is what we've come to? This is the present and future of "feminism" in America?  Women openly mocking the deaths of their own children; deaths fought long and hard for; deaths campaigned and paid for; deaths celebrated as "freedom" and "rights" for women?  I'd say that's officially the bottom, folks.  There's nowhere lower to sink.  That's as pathetic and wicked as it gets.

So now that we've seen the bottom, it's time to work our way up.  Women own this mess, and we must be the ones to correct it, through the mercy and power of God.  We have a vile legacy behind us.  It's rooted deeply in the psyche and hearts of our entire culture.  Women opened the door and welcomed the enemy inside because he called himself freedom and "choice" and we were stupid and selfish enough to believe it.  Now the equilibrium of our society will never, ever be restored until women get serious about raising the level of womanhood in our culture again.

Not only are men the enemy, but children are commodities now.  We manufacture them, buy them, sell them, store them in freezers, discard them if we don't want them, and donate them for scientific study.  We do all this because in our minds we own them.  They are not persons to us, but property.  They are merely "potential" that only will be realized if we so choose.  Forget God - we hold the power of life and death in our hands now. 

Our children are slaves to our wishes, and when they inconvenience us or disrupt our plans, we kill them and congratulate ourselves for our prudence.  Perhaps we go on and on about how difficult the "choice" was for us, but ultimately, we kill them anyway because it was "the right thing to do."

Yes, oh yes, nobody does delusion better than modern women.  Mourning abortion is forbidden; denouncing or avoiding abortion is a betrayal of the collective; abortion "only when absolutely necessary" is wimpy and embarrassing; celebrating abortion, finding humor in abortion, adoring abortion - now that's what "feminists" do these days!  Look how far we've come!  We don't need to question or agonize over the "choice" to kill our babies - it's a good thing.  God help us.

I just recently saw the movie "Courageous" and that powerful final scene is still stuck in my head.  As Adam Mitchell asked the men in his church that morning, I have to ask a similar question: Where are you, women of virtue?

Where are the women who will not declare war on their own bodies?  Where are the women who will not execute their own babies?  Where are the women who will not throw away their purity?  Where are the women who will not settle for men who abandon them?  Where are the women who will exemplify the unique strengths of femininity, rather than remaking themselves into men?  Where are the women who will confront the lie that says women don't need men?  Where are the women who will model chastity, grace, gentleness, modesty, humility, self-control, and love?

Who will teach our daughters that they are more than a sexy body?  Who will teach our daughters that their worth is not in their pretty face?  Who will teach our daughters that happiness is not found in promiscuous sex?  Who will teach our daughters that purity is not a restrictive idea from the past, but the shield that protects them and provides for their future? 

I will.

Who will teach our daughters that a real man treasures a woman, gives his life for her, never violates her dignity, keeps his promises, is honorable in all his actions, and a man other than this is not worthy of her? 

Who will teach our daughters that motherhood is not an oppressive burden, but a holy and rewarding vocation? 
Who will teach our daughters that the child in the womb is not a parasite or an intruder but a human being whom no one has the "right" to kill?

I will.

Who will show our daughters the strength and blessing found in obeying God's laws?  By God's grace, I will. 
Who will live in stark contrast to the culture that says sex is power, men are the enemy, abortion is freedom, and purity is antiquated nonsense?  By God's grace, I will.
Who will teach them not to despise their virginity?  Who will teach them that sex does not equal love?  Who will teach them that beauty is fleeting and charm deceptive, but a woman who fears the Lord will be praised?  By God's grace, I will.
Who will teach them to guard their hearts by using their heads?  I will.
Who will teach them how to say "No" to momentary pleasure and "Yes" to wisdom and self-control? 

I will.

Who will teach them that even the best career will never surpass the significance of the vocation of motherhood?  I will.
Who will show them what a balanced and harmonious partnership with a man looks like?  I will.
Who will teach them to recognize and respect the differences between men and women?  I will.
Who will show them the joy and fulfillment of giving themselves completely in marriage to one man?  I will.
Who will tell them that freedom is found only on a narrow road and only in self-giving, not self-seeking?  I will.

What about you? 

Where are you, women of virtue?  I know you're out there, but you've got to come out of the shadows.  You've got to stop being embarrassed by virtue, no matter who laughs or scoffs.  You can't wait for other women to lead the way.  You've got to be louder than the voices that mock the ongoing massacre of babies in the name of "freedom."  You've got to be courageous enough to live a counter-cultural womanhood that testifies to Life.

The history of our civilization is being written right now by women.  The abortion zealots have written too many chapters in violence and death.  It's time for women of virtue to start rewriting the story.

-----

Jennifer Hartline is a grateful Catholic, a proud Army wife and homeschooling mother of three children.  She is a contributing writer for Catholic Online.  Visit her at Wake Up, Deborah!

---


Pope Francis: end world hunger through 'Prayer and Action'


© 2014 - Distributed by THE NEWS CONSORTIUM

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for September 2014
Mentally disabled:
That the mentally disabled may receive the love and help they need for a dignified life.
Service to the poor: That Christians, inspired by the Word of God, may serve the poor and suffering.



Comments


More U.S.

'Political correctness' could have cost lives in White House Security breach Watch

Image of It was later revealed that the fence-jumper made it all the way to the East Room of the White House, on the second floor.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

"Political correctness" is a hot-button term that has come to mean irrelevance as applied to any given situation. According to Representative Jason Chaffetz (R., Utah), who sits on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, "political correctness" ... continue reading


Watch out Saudi Arabia! U.S. oil production expected to rapidly increase Watch

Image of A Saudi Arabian oil refinery.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The International Energy Agency says that U.S. production of petroleum is set to exceed that of Saudi Arabia's for the first time since 1991. A growing sign of the future of the American energy sector. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The production of oil and ... continue reading


Latinos run from Obama en mass after president punts immigration reform Watch

Image of Latino activists have turned their back on President Obama after he dropped immigration reform until the midterm election.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

President Barack Obama has bowed to worried Senate Democrats, delaying executive actions on immigration until after the midterm elections, fearing that using executive actions would make immigration reform a partisan issue which would hurt Democrats. LOS ANGELES, ... continue reading


As thousands of illegals enter U.S., who's stuck with the education bill? Watch

Image of Tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors have flooded into the U.S. during 2014 alone, mostly from South America. While they await immigration trials, schools are responsible for teaching them.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The large numbers of unaccompanied minors who have been illegally crossing into the U.S. from Mexico in ever greater numbers have caused American schools to scramble in an attempt to provide services. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The children and teens who ... continue reading


St. Michael the Archangel, Defend Us in Battle: Pope Francis Takes on the Devil Watch

Image of

By Deacon Keith Fournier

Now the new People of God is the Church. That is the reason she considers him her protector and support in all her struggles for the defense and expansion of the kingdom of God on earth. It is true that "the powers of death shall not prevail", as the Lord assured ... continue reading


Need milk? Eggs or flower? The Post Office may have you covered Watch

Image of Amazon partnered with the USPS to provide daily grocery deliveries to people in the San Francisco Bay area, a program the USPS wants to extend to the rest of the country.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The U.S. Postal Service has revealed a new plan to reverse its six-year streak of billion-dollar losses, which is as ingenious as it is simple. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The USPS wants to deliver your groceries to you, and the agency sent this proposal to ... continue reading


Where the buffalo roam... Native Americans plan return of free range Bison on the American Great Plains Watch

Image of Bison calves are playful and eager to roam free.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Buffalo are part of the American west. Across the vast prairies of the Great Plains, herds grazed and migrated, crisscrossing the open grasslands in great, thundering tides. Each year, some of these buffalo were hunted by Native Americans who used everything, from ... continue reading


What did he drink to stay alive? Prison guards suspected of murder after inmate dies of thirst Watch

Image of Investigations continue into the death of a mentally ill man at a North Carolina prison.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A mentally ill North Carolina man died of thirst after being placed in solitary confinement for 35 and having the water to his cell shut down by prison officials. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Michael Kerr, an inmate at the Alexander Correctional Institution ... continue reading


Who Are the Mother and Brothers of Jesus? We Are Watch

Image of The Father of Jesus becomes our Father also, as we enter, through Him, into the inner life of the Trinity. He underscores this truth right before He ascended when He instructed Mary of Magdala to tell the disciples

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

In this exchange, Jesus opens up for those with eyes to see and ears to hear the deeper interior importance and meaning of the motherhood of Mary  and the interior meaning of all family relationships renewed by the Holy Spirit. He gives to those with ears to ... continue reading


Oklahoma City beheader linked to radical Islamic groups Watch

Image of Alton Nolen, the Oklahoma City man who decapitated his coworker last week had attended a local mosque with ties to radical Islamist groups.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Alton Nolen, the Oklahoma City man who decapitated his coworker last week had attended a local mosque with ties to radical Islamist groups. Suharto Webb, an Imam with ties to former Al Qaeda mastermind Anwar al-Awlaki, had been the leader of the Islamic Society of ... continue reading


All U.S. News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Job 3:1-3, 11-17, 20-23
1 In the end it was Job who broke the silence and ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 88:2-3, 4-5, 6, 7-8
2 may my prayer reach your presence, hear my cry for ... Read More

Gospel, Luke 9:51-56
51 Now it happened that as the time drew near for him ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for September 30th, 2014 Image

St. Jerome
September 30: St. Jerome, who was born Eusebius Hieronymous Sophronius, was ... Read More

Inform, Inspire & Ignite Logo

Find Catholic Online on Facebook and get updates right in your live feed.

Become a fan of Catholic Online on Facebook


Follow Catholic Online on Twitter and get News and Product updates.

Follow us on Twitter