“The level of any civilization is the level of its womanhood… When a man loves a woman, it follows that the nobler the woman the nobler the love, the higher the demands by the woman, the more worthy a man must be. That is why a woman is the measure of our civilization.” Bishop Fulton Sheen, “Communism and Woman” speech, 1947.
“When women go wrong, men go right after them.” Mae West
In 1970, the book Sexual Politics, by Kate Millett (1934-2017), was published and quickly became a feminist hit. The New York Times called it “The Bible of Women’s Liberation.” The Washington Post called Millett the “high priestess of second wave feminism.” Time magazine featured Kate Millett on its cover, and called her “the Mao Tse Tung of women’s liberation” and “the Karl Marx of the women’s movement.”
They were right. Kate Millett saw the family in Marxist terms, not as a natural wholesome institution, but as an artificial institution created out of economic injustice, in which the father was the authoritarian patriarch (bourgeoisie), and the wife and children were the oppressed workers (proletariat). A few years ago, in a (highly recommended, ed.) online article titled “Marxist Feminism’s Ruined Lives,” Kate’s younger sister, Mallory, wrote of attending a “consciousness raising” meeting with her sister in 1969. There, someone led a “litany,” that went like this:
“Why are we here today?” she asked. “To make revolution,” they answered.
“What kind of revolution?” she replied. “The Cultural Revolution,” they chanted.
“And how do we make Cultural Revolution?” she demanded. “By destroying the American family!” they answered.
“How do we destroy the family?” she came back. “By destroying the American Patriarch,” they cried exuberantly.
“And how do we destroy the American Patriarch?” she replied. “By taking away his power!” they answered.
“How do we do that?” she asked. “By destroying monogamy!” they shouted.
“How can we destroy monogamy?” “By promoting promiscuity, eroticism, prostitution, abortion* and homosexuality!” they resounded.
The way in which they set out to accomplish this was “to invade every American institution. Every one must be permeated with ‘The Revolution’”: The media, the educational system, universities, high schools, K-12, school boards, etc.; then, the judiciary, the legislatures, the executive branches and even the library system.
Soon Kate’s books were required reading in newly established “Women’s Studies” courses at universities, where, in Mallory’s words, a girl is taught that “Her mother is a fool who allowed a man to enslave her into barbaric practices like monogamy and family life and motherhood, which is a waste of her talents. She mustn’t follow in her mother’s footsteps. That would be submitting to life as a mindless drone for some domineering man, the oppressor, who has mesmerized her with tricks like romantic love.”
In 2001, journalist Lisa Featherstone wrote approvingly that “legal abortion… and sexual freedom” were made possible due to Millett’s efforts. Mallory Millett doesn’t share this praise. She knows many women, who now wistfully ponder the family--- husband, children and grandchildren--- they could have had, but didn’t, because they fell for her sister’s lies. The bell tolls for these women and our civilization.
How do we combat the destructive feminism promoted by Kate Millett and others? Bishop Fulton Sheen, in his book Communism and the Conscience of the West, proposed an answer: “Divine Providence has committed to a woman the power of overcoming evil… how shall we overcome Satan except by the power of that Woman to whom Almighty God has given the mandate to crush the head of the serpent?” At Fatima, Mary recommended:
1) Consecration of the World to her Immaculate Heart, and
2) Communion in reparation on the first Saturday of each month.
Note of interest: The Milletts were natives of St. Paul and attended St. Mark’s grade school. Kate attended Derham Hall, then a girls’ Catholic high school, while Mallory attended Our Lady of Peace, a now closed Catholic girls’ high school. Kate was an atheist; Mallory and her husband are Catholic and attend Fr. George Rutler’s parish in New York.
This month your station will feature an engaging talk given by Mallory Millett at an abortion symposium in New York. Please support your station by telling others, by offering to volunteer (we need video editors and training is free at various community access television stations), by praying for its success, and a contribution if possible.
Mary, refuge of sinners, pray for us.
*abortion is not included in the online article, but should be and is in Carrie Gress’ book, The Anti-Mary Exposed: Rescuing the Culture from Toxic Femininity.
A Solemn Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
– Pope Pius XI
Most Holy Virgin Mary, tender Mother of men, to fulfill the desires of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the request of the Vicar of Your Son on earth, we consecrate ourselves and our families to your Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart, O Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, and we recommend to You, all the people of our country and all the world.
Please accept our consecration, dearest Mother, and use us as You wish to accomplish Your designs in the world.
O Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, and Queen of the World, rule over us, together with the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ, Our King. Save us from the spreading flood of modern paganism; kindle in our hearts and homes the love of purity, the practice of a virtuous life, an ardent zeal for souls, and a desire to pray the Rosary more faithfully.
We come with confidence to You, O Throne of Grace and Mother of Fair Love. Inflame us with the same Divine Fire which has inflamed Your own Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart. Make our hearts and homes Your shrine, and through us, make the Heart of Jesus, together with your rule, triumph in every heart and home.
Five First Saturdays
Our Lady of Fátima asked that, in reparation for the sins committed against her Immaculate Heart, on the first Saturday of five consecutive months a Catholic believer go to the Sacrament of Penance (within eight days before or after the first Saturday), receive the Holy Communion, recite five decades of the Rosary, and keep her company for 15 minutes while meditating on the 15 mysteries of the Rosary. She promised that, whoever would ever do this, would be given the graces necessary for salvation at the hour of one's death.
More information on the above can be found on the website of the World Apostolate of Fatima: and https://aleteia.org/2016/06/26/how-to-make-a-consecration-to-the-immaculate-heart-of-mary/