This is the internet after all. All sorts of trash exists out there.
Including this site with this interview, in which Cardinal Burke discusses how today’s lack of priestly vocations and even pedophile priests are the fault of women!
To quote the article that led me to the full interview, “the rampant crisis of pedophile priests was brought on by women who “feminized” the church and discouraged “manly” men from participating in clerical life… It should come as no surprise, given the extreme lengths the Church has gone to to cover up the abuse that has gone on at their hands for decades, that they are so ready to blame anyone apart from themselves.”
I expect there are a few people I’m related to who will eat up this idea of manly superiority and feminine inferiority, with regard to themselves.
But having gotten there, I read most of the original interview, and I’d like to draw attention to a different bit:
“…it was a long tradition in the Church, especially through the devotion of St. Joseph, to stress the manly character of the man who sacrifices his life for the sake of the home, who prepares with chivalry to defend his wife and his children and who works to provide the livelihood for the family.”
So if you’re going to agree with the Cardinal on all the other garbage, you ought to agree with him on this.
And Dad did this. So why isn’t he considered a hero of the family? Hell, why isn’t his contribution to the family even acknowledged?
I suppose I know the answer I would get: the sin of The Divorce completely obliterates and overshadows 40 years of parenting and providing, of course.
That answer is fallacious, not to mention judgy — because AFAIK, no one on earth gets to rank another’s sins and virtues. But they do anyway.