Women’s lib. Family Thought: Women and Men Matter 12 August

The parish Justice and Peace group had taken up the Biblical topic of the fatherless and the widows. “You see even in biblical times this issue of absent fathers was a real one.  Probably it was because over the centuries men went to war and were killed in great numbers.  Nowadays the SANDF and the SAP has many women too, but probably the numbers of people killed are very few.  Is it a good thing for women to be in such careers or does it take away their femininity or put their families at risk?”

 The Lord your God is not partial, takes no bribe.  He executes justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the sojourner, giving him food and clothing.  Love the sojourner there, for you were sojourners in the land of Egypt. Deut 10:12-22.

Pope Francis:  There are those who believe that today’s problems have arisen because of feminine emancipation.  This argument is not valid, “it is false, untrue, a form of male chauvinism. If certain forms of feminism have arisen which we must consider inadequate, we must nonetheless see in the women’s movement the working of the Spirit for a clearer recognition of the dignity and rights of women.  AL 54

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