The following comes from a July 10 story on LifeSiteNews.com.
A feminist writer for Slate has said that “pro-choice” women should stop apologizing for having abortions of convenience and express their joy at being free of responsibilities.
Jessica Grose wrote “Enough With the Grueling, Wrenching, ‘I Had an Abortion’ Essays” on Tuesday, critiquing a recent spate of articles defending abortions women had undertaken in difficult circumstances.
“A lot of women have abortions and don’t look back. A lot of women don’t want a baby, and they don’t care whether the fetus is viable or how much money is in their bank account. Where are their essays?” Grose asked.
Grose, the former editor of the website Jezebel, saluted “blithe and unapologetic” stories of abortions for abortion’s sake. She cited the words of the anonymous 23-year-old author of “What to Expect When You’re Aborting” as a perfect example of her preferred abortive autobiography:
By monday my hormones were a little wonky but in all i just felt like this parasitic creature that burrowed its way into me and fed of my energy, apetite, [sic] and joy was removed. And I had been restored.
“Humane essays aren’t going to change the entrenched anti-choicer.” Instead, they “push the rhetorical battle even further rightward,” she claimed.
Grose’s tactic came one day after the New York Times carried Beth Matusoff Merfish piece on “My Mother’s Abortion,” which Grose felt was unduly soft-spoken….
To read original LifeSiteNews story, click here.
Jessica Grose represents the inevitable culmination of radical feminism: Woman turned Monster. Her attitude is perhaps atypical, but given time, the coarsening of our culture will continue inexorably into a moral abyss where even the murder of newborns is no longer considered a “big deal” if it eliminates an obstacle to hedonistic self-fulfillment. Oh! What abominations Roe v. Wade hath wrought! Feminism was perhaps the most wicked heresy of the twentieth century, topping even Communism in its pernicious effects on society. Jessica Grose, may God have mercy on your soul!
Anton L. Seidl,
Thank you Anton. That was an excellent post! “Woman turned Monster” This is a good example of the diabolical disorientation of society. You are right about the continuing of the coarsening of our culture. Pro aborts recently chanted “Hail Satan” to Pro Life Protesters in Austin, Texas.
Our Lady of Fatima warned the world and the world has not listened.
The Message of Fatima was Penance, Prayer and Devotion to the Immaculate Heart.
Besides a call to penance Fatima is in a special way a call for the Rosary. So central is the Rosary to the Fatima message that Our Lady chose to identify herself as “The Lady of the Rosary.” In each of the six apparitions she asked for the daily Rosary, and especially as an instrument of world peace. As she revealed in the third apparition: “You must recite the Rosary every day in honor of Our Lady of the Rosary to obtain peace for the world and the end of the war for only she can obtain this.” In this Our Lady renewed her request for the prayer she gave to the Church centuries before, a prayer that has proven a powerful weapon against the enemies of Christianity as history testifies.
When asked about the importance of the Rosary, Sr. Lucia responded: “My impression is that the Rosary is of greatest value not only according to the words of Our Lady at Fatima, but according to the effects of the Rosary one sees throughout history. My impression is that Our Lady wanted to give ordinary people, who might not know how to pray, this simple method of getting closer to God.”
The Rosary is basically a gospel prayer, and for those who pray it properly, it is, as Sr. Lucia said, “a simple method of getting closer to God.” But to pray it properly requires that each decade be a reflection on some aspect of the joyful, sorrowful or glorious mysteries of our redemption. Without that meditation, the Rosary would become monotonous repetition. As Pope Paul VI wrote in MARIALIS CULTUS: “Without this (contemplation) the Rosary is a body without a soul, and its recitation is in danger of becoming a mechanical repetition of formulas.” In praying the Rosary we can well take Our Lady as a model, for as the Scriptures tell us, “Mary kept all these words, pondering them in her Heart.”
Not only the world has not listened, but how about the Popes who have not yet consecrated Russia to Her Immaculate Heart. Pray for those who failed to do so and have passed on.
Viva Cristo Rey!
God bless, yours in Their Hearts,
Kenneth M. Fisher
Kenneth, I do not want to get into a discussion about it and have avoided saying anything before, but both Pope John Paul II and Sister Lucy said the Consecration Pope John Paul did concerning Russia was acceptable to Our Lady. One can see Russia returning to the Faith already. Also, originally Our Lady asked for another vision to be put on the Miraculous Medal but it was changed to the one on it now, but St. Catherine Loboure said it was acceptable to Our Lady, so sometimes minor changes are made that are acceptable to God and Our Lady.
Maybe there aren’t any blithe happy stories.
“Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.”
Fulton J. Sheen
“When a child is given to his parents, a crown is made for that child in Heaven, and woe to the parents who raise a child without consciousness of that eternal crown!”
― Fulton J. Sheen, Life Is Worth Living
“The mark of man is initiative, but the mark of woman is cooperation. Man talks about freedom; woman about sympathy, love, sacrifice. Man cooperates with nature; woman cooperates with God. Man was called to till the earth, to “rule over the earth”; woman to be the bearer of a life that comes from God.”
― Fulton J. Sheen, The World’s First Love: Mary, Mother of God
“Because God is full of life, I imagine each morning Almighty God says to the sun, “Do it again”; and every evening to the moon and the stars, “Do it again”; and every springtime to the daisies, “Do it again”; and every time a child is born into the world asking for curtain call, that the heart of the God might once more ring out in the heart of the babe.”
― Fulton J. Sheen, Life Is Worth Living
“Most of us love a non-self, or something extrinsic and apart from our inner life; but a mother’s love during the time she is a flesh-and-blood ciborium is not for a non-self but for one that is her very self, a perfect example of charity and love which hardly perceives a separation. Motherhood then becomes a kind of priesthood. She brings God to man by preparing the flesh in which the soul will be implanted; she brings man to God in offering the child back again to the Creator.”
― Fulton J. Sheen, Life Is Worth Living
Beautiful posts Abeca! Thank you for those gems from The Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen.
Yes, thanks, Abeca.
Yes, it is amazing the power in the writing of holy souls.
Thanks Everyone….Venerable Archbishop had a lot of wisdom and what I enjoy about him is that he did a beautiful job at communicating well. What a great gift to have..to communicate these truths so well. Glad you all enjoyed, God bless you!
Godd Christ Jesus in heaven, WHERE does Slate and all the other radical feminist blogs COME UP with these vile people? And how aptly named IS JESSICA; s/be GROSS, but is allegedly Grose (?) . A more gross humanoid I’ve hardly encountered anywhere. Maybe never. And former “editor” of website JEZEBEL? You couldn’t MAKE THIS STUFF UP. It could only happen in our increasingly GROSS (pun very intended) southern California (maybe not?, maybe on the east coast?) culture that rants on and on about their misplaced and wildly out of control “freedom” EVEN TO THE EXTENT of engage in the killing of their helpless unborns in their collective wombs.Who woulda thought it’d come to this nadir. HOLY VIRGIN IMMACULATE, PLEASE PRAY FOR US, WE DESPERATELY NEED IT! AND GOD BLESS ALL, MARKRITE
Sarah Palin might not be perfect, but compared to this woman she is a saint. I never read feminist blogs, and after seeing this one, I have no desire to read another one.
Without Sarah Palin we wouldn’t know what the Russians were up to. She sees them from her porch in Alaska.
Thank you for such beautiful writings on the sanctity of life by ArchBishop Fulton J. Sheen. It would seem more appropriate to discuss these comments than dwell on comments by the columnist inspired by the evil one.
Your welcome Gerard…
This hell-bound soul is in need of prayers for her conversion, not just for salvation, but even to rejoin the human race with a functioning conscience.
Fr. Michael, yes, pray. She is a young wife and mother raised in a Jewish family whose grandparents had to leave Austria because of the Nazis. Maybe write to her. She seems very family oriented. She and others like her that have been confused by the values of a secular culture are why we do what we do.
Anonymous: Please don’t bring the Nazis into the equation. Her grandparents’ sufferings cannot explain Jessica Grose’s contemptuous attitude towards unborn life. She stands alone, and will some day, before the throne of God.
Right, Anton. I have three children, six grandchildren, two great grandchildren with one on the way. Not one is, ever has been, or will ever be a parasite. Jessica has a soul, but probably denies that fact, and is living her life to prove it. She will stand before Almighty God as we all will, without the denial – to face judgment.
So, Hoosier, you are supposing that none of your children, grandchldren, etc will ever become a politician?
This is tragic. Sounds like she needs prayers for sure. Happy abortion stories? Don’t make me sick.
PA, how do you imagine that your happy gay stories make people feel, if not sick?
I grew up with Jews beginning prior to 1950. One man I’ve known since then recently lost his father, and his mother is not long for this world. She resided in Auschwitz and he in Belsen: How amazingly strange though that both of them became good neighbors, went into a good business, succeeded, passed it on to their son who also carried on the family tradition of being good people. So, I do not really fall for the con artiste pitch by Grose that her pain is reason to diss babies and others. If PA wants to know what actual hate of goodness is, let him take a good look at this woman … it’ll shock him.
Skai, it is an unattractive picture of that woman. However, her looks, nationality or religious background really have no bearing on this. The issue is her hardness of heart. It would be good if people like Marianne Leonard and other women who have been harmed by abortion could talk to her.
Anonymous, bringing nazi’s into the blog is to be talking about the federal executive branch, the Calif state legislative, executive and judicial branch … Can’t you refrain from the concept of nazi until the right forum for it?
She’d first have to be convinced that she is a unique soul and not a part of some greater soul.
What do you expect from the stiff necked descendants of the Pharisees who hate Catholics….
Canisius, how do you explain those Jews who are pro-lifers? Furthermore, this article doesn’t even describe Jessica Grose as a Jew. If she were an Italian, would that automatically lead you to believe that she was a Roman Catholic? Of course not! No, one, whether of Jew or some other persuasion, will ever be converted to the Gospel through such vile comments as those you have posted here.
Tracy, you are extremely uninformed on the point that you challenge Canisius on.
Tracy, the number of pro life Jew are a minority at best. What is it about the Truth of this situation that everyone here is so afraid, the ADL? the Southern Poverty Law Center? which is it, being called anti-semitic by some Christ hating organization. Unfortunately I live amongst who hate Christ and a majority of them are Jews,, the Truth is Painful isn’t it….
The story is about one woman’s on-line social criticism, not about “descendants of the Pharisees.” Categorically anti-semitic remarks don’t belong on a Catholic web page.
Funny thing Francis you will cry anti-semite, but seem to have no problem when the teaching of Church are openly rejected by the likes of YFC ….
YFC, an anti-semitic remark is any advocacy of gayness, because Jesus destroyed two cities of gay people and Jesus is Jewish.
Wow. You are simply an amazing piece of work SkAi
Skai, what particular religion taught you that Jesus destroyed two cities? This is not Catholic teaching. You have the Old Testament and New Testament mixed up. Jesus didn’t kill anyone. Go back and read the New Testament some more. Jesus healed people, he even raised people from the dead. Jesus taught, “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Making up stuff about Jesus to excuse prejudice and hatred towards homosexual persons is in no way “Catholic”. Father Michael, your input would be appreciated.
You are damn right, I’ll speak out against antisemitism. If you are Catholic, you have no business engaging in such behavior, and nobody else’s behavior whether mine, YFC’s or the pope’s can justify it.
Well Francis an anti-semite is just some one the Jews do not like. I have done directly battle with these people. Example a former Jewish neighbor actually complained about my Christmas light display on my garage and was terribly offended by the statue of the Blessed Mother in my front as it faces the street…. I highly doubt you will call out anti-Catholicism, and I know you will rationalize it because of the Crusades or the Inquisition or whatever perceived injustice your liberal brain will conjure up. Guess what Francis I call you out any day of the week and 5 times on Sunday, you’re best example (except for PA) of the neutered liberal Catholic man. What you call antisemitism I call truth
Francis, you seem to be under the delusion of the historical evolutionists, initially a protestant movement which was taken up by liberal Catholics and run to the hilt by the Jesuits and their lackeys, often found among the Dominicans and Franciscans. The intellectual orders of the Church have trended towards replacing faith with intellectualism … problem being that they eshew Catholic intellectualism and gobble up the Jewish intellectualism … I suspect because it is much easier to deal with and to wield over the young students they have hijacked in their schools.
I understand that you’ve directed your comments to me and I’d answer back, but I honestly can’t make any sense of them.
Don’t worry, Francis. You’d need a frontal lobotomy to understand Skai.
Canisius: Totally uncalled for. Blaming the Jewish tradition for her beliefs is like blaming the Catholic Tradition for the pro-abortion beliefs of Nancy Pelosi. Both women are poor representatives of their faith traditions. This particular evil in the heart of Ms. Grose surely did not original from study of the Torah anymore than Pelosi’s Catholic education was responsible for her reprehensible pro-abortion politics.
Sorry Father you are wrong, they rejected Christ then, they reject Him now its in her tradition. The woman in this story personifies the anti-Catholic modern Jew, think I’m wrong, try just try putting up a Creche on public land in the NY Metro area and these types howl the loudest. She is much like that vile Jewess Sarah Silverman who regular mocks Our Lord and His Blessed Mother in her so called comedy routine. Its way past time for the establishment Church to open its eyes and let the scales “Nostra Aetate”drop away and realize what the real truth is.. Frankly I am tired of bowing to Abe Foxman and his ilk…
I couldn’t agree more Fr. It would seem, if anything, that Ms. Grose, because of the terrible suffering of her grandparents, would put a higher value on human life. Her default to the opposite can only be the influence of the devil himself.
Canisius makes a point, although harshly, that Catholic leaders fear to deal with … ask yourselves why?
Thank you Fr. Michael and God bless you and all you minister to.
Good points, Father Michael.
The $35 million net worth is responsible for Pelosi’s politics. It’s what she does to gain access to the inside info that has let her accumulate that wealth through investments.
If you need more people to pray for, read some of the 1800 comments on the article linked above “Enough with the grueling, wrenching….”
This lady is an immature, irresponsible, diabolic MURDERER!! She, like many others of our tragic era, has sold her mind, heart, and soul, to the Devil!! She is DEAD in mind, heart, and soul!! The “Culture of Death” is truly just that: DEATH!! Can Our Blessed Mother help her, or even convert her, as well as others just like her– from Heaven, with our prayers??
There are many pro life Jewish people. Nat Hentoff and Don Feder are just two I can think of at this time. There is even a website called Jews for Life.
Good luck finding happy, ‘blithe and unapologetic’ abortion stories……those broken souls who have had abortions or participated in abortions, experience shame, fear, guilt, saddness, anger, rage, and that they are “child killing monsters” who will be punished severely one day. Thank God for His Divine Mercy. Thank God for His power to heal these poor souls who reach out to Him and say “help me God–I am so sorry!!” Oh, the JOY of repentence! God forgives those who forgive themselves and their neighbor and then sin no more! God waits for all of His children to “order” their lives and come home to Him. Thy will be done–not mine.
Canisius: I’m not discounting your experience among liberal secular Jews. What I am strongly dissenting from is your blaming their pro-abortion position as originating from close adherence to the Torah. I’m asserting that the majority of contemporary American Jews (and the majority of contemporary American Catholics and Protestants) hold beliefs more informed by liberal secular American culture than they are by the Sacred Scriptures and the written tenets of their religions.
When I was in 8th Grade, the priest that taught us religion took our class to the local Jewish temple. Our priest was Lebanese and he had the Jewish rabbi talk to us about the Jewish religion. We were taught that the Jewish people were our older brothers in faith. I never remember hearing anti-Jewish talk when I was in school. I was aware of hatred of Jewish people in the past but to me that was history. I wasn’t all that aware that some Catholic people had a strong dislike of Jewish people. I was always impressed by Pope Paul II’s love of and compassion for the Jewish people.
Canisius, I agree that there are an awful lot of Jewish people who are in organizations that are in direct contriction to Jesus and Church teaching, but there are just as many ex-Catholics or CINO’s who are just as anti-Jesus. I don’t think it has anything to do with their being Jewish, because the people you describe have also rejected traditional Jewish teaching. We can easily all agree that the type of people Canisius describes are atheists and/or nilhilists who despise all religion. They may favor Jewish people because they’re such a minority and no threat, but you can bet if they were the majority they would be treated like Christians are now. I used to date Jewish boys and met their families and went to Frat parties etc. and knew many when I lived in NYC, and I’ve found you just can’t lump Jewish people into a single group…they have their greedy business men, as do muslims, wasps, et al. , poor, hard working people, rich doctors, middle class teachers…in other words, a cross section of any population in America. The majority of Jews are atheists, unfortunately (especially in Israel) and it makes me very sad as their hearts are in this world and not in the least concerned for their souls or that of their childrens’. What is especially unfair, however, is the unfair advantage to influence culture that a small, elite and corrupt minority have in this country that they wield from their luxurious ivory towers in Hollywood and New York, and they hide behind a screen of Jewishness that precludes anyone being able to criticize them because that is anti-semitic. Now that is utterly demonic, as far as I am concerned…and they’re destroying our young people with the lowest, most disgusting programing and movies and music that it is possible to crank out and have put themselves totally out of supervision or criticism and they’re not doing it because they’re of a certain religion but because they have no conscience and will do what ever it takes to make a buck.
PS, this young woman seems to me to be an exhibitionist and has found she gets her minute of fame much faster by saying outrageous things and promoting herself in grotesque ways. Not having television, but hearing reality shows talked about all the time, I would think it’s getting ever more difficult for someone who wants to make news and get attention by shocking behavior, and must have their jobs cut out for them. When my dad was young it was swallowing goldfish; when I was young it was burning your draft card or bra; now it is assaulting that last bastion of culture, the Church and all that is sacred. These needy, neurotic people will stop at nothing in their desperate struggle for someone to notice them and reinforce their existence…otherwise, they feel invisible and totally without purpose.
oops, “in direct contradiction’.
After all, the very name “Jezebel” is anti Jewish and anti Christian. what good Jew or Christian would write for a website like that. The same with the name “Lilith”, which was a Hebrew term for a female demon.
Exactly, Anne! Very perceptive of you…I didn’t even notice that. Jezebel was not Jewish… I think her people were either Babylonian or descendents of Esau. I can’t remember, but I do remember she fell from a window and dogs ate her hands and feet. She was one bad woman who ruled her man and terrorized poor Elijah. He’d been fearless in meeting bears, and antagonistic pagans etc. but when faced with coming up against Jezebel, he hid in a cave. lol. I didn’t know that about lilith either…I thought it was just a form of lily. Interesting! I feel for this young woman’s family. There but for God go I.
Dana, Queen Jezebel was a murderess. She was the pagan wife of the Jewish King Ahab. Ahab wanted a poorer man’s hereditary vineyard for some purpose, but the man refused to sell it, so the murderess Queen Jezebel took the situation into her own hands. She set the vineyard owner up on false charges, and he was excuted and his vineyard was given to King Ahab. That is why Jehu, the captain of the Jewish army at that time had her thrown down from the palace. When they went to bury her because she was a pagan king’s daughter, the dogs had eaten her remains as Elijah had prophesized. Lillith was a female demon whom Jewish legend said killed infants in their sleep.
Yes, pray for this young woman, Dana, as the spirit of Jezebel can inflict us all at times — any time we are tempted to serious sin.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel pray for the conversion of Jessica Grose.
St. Elijah of Mt. Carmel pray for Jessica Grose and us.
St. Edith Stein, Carmelite, pray for Jessica Grose and us.