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Dutch Cardinal on Gender Ideology: It Sets the World ‘Against the Christian Faith’
The National Catholic Register ^ | 5/17/19 | Ed Pentin

Posted on 05/20/2019 6:47:28 PM PDT by marshmallow

In a Register interview, Cardinal Willem Eijk discusses his concerns about gender ideology, and how faithful Catholics can respond to the current moral crisis in the Church.

Gender theory, the notion that male and female roles have no, or merely a remote, connection with the biological sex, sets the human race and world order “against the Christian faith,” Cardinal Willem Eijk warned at a Rome conference.

Speaking May 16 at the Rome Life Forum, an annual meeting of members of the international pro-life movement, the archbishop of Utrecht, Netherlands, explained how the ideology, which has spread rapidly, is rooted in “radical feminism” and that “many organizations” inside and outside the West are now aiming to introduce what has become known as “gender equity.”

One result of enforced gender equality could be to make hospitals, doctors and others vulnerable to litigation if they oppose a particular sexual orientation or performing gender alteration surgery. Cardinal Eijk stressed the urgency to highlight the errors of gender ideology due to its “grave consequences,” not just for society and sexual morality, but also for the proclamation of the Christian faith.

In this May 16 interview with the Register, the Dutch cardinal summarizes his concerns about gender theory and discusses his views on the current moral crisis in the Church — what it means, and how to approach it.

Your Eminence, you spoke about radical feminism, contraception and their connection with gender ideology. What does link them together?

Radical feminists in the ’60s said: “Well, you know, now we have contraception and we can use it in order to redeem, so to say, women of the tyranny of maternity, of having children, of bearing children.” But you know, they did not limit it to motherhood and female biology, they extended it to all biological sexes.

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TOPICS: Catholic; Ministry/Outreach; Moral Issues; Theology
KEYWORDS: antichristian; communistgoals; culturalrevolution; feminazism; homofascist; lavendermafia; sexpositiveagenda; waronreligion

1 posted on 05/20/2019 6:47:28 PM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

Not only “against the Christian Faith” but against all the Abrahamic religions.

2 posted on 05/20/2019 6:52:59 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Gone but not forgiven.)
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To: marshmallow

Kate Millet, founder of NOW as observed by her sister:
Marxist Feminism’s Ruined Lives ^ | 9-2-2014 | Mallory Millett

...It was 1969. Kate invited me to join her for a gathering at the home of her friend, Lila Karp. They called the assemblage a “consciousness-raising-group,” a typical communist exercise, something practiced in Maoist China. We gathered at a large table as the chairperson opened the meeting with a back-and-forth recitation, like a Litany, a type of prayer done in Catholic Church. But now it was Marxism, the Church of the Left, mimicking religious practice:

“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!”
“How do we do that?”
“By destroying monogamy!” they shouted.
“How can we destroy monogamy?”
Their answer left me dumbstruck, breathless, disbelieving my ears. Was I on planet earth? Who were these people?

“By promoting promiscuity, eroticism, prostitution and homosexuality!” they resounded.

They proceeded with a long discussion on how to advance these goals by establishing The National Organization of Women. It was clear they desired nothing less than the utter deconstruction of Western society. The upshot was that the only way to do 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.

It fell on my ears as a ludicrous scheme, as if they were a band of highly imaginative children planning a Brinks robbery; a lark trumped up on a snowy night amongst a group of spoiled brats over booze and hashish.

To me, this sounded silly. I was enduring culture shock after having been cut-off from my homeland, living in Third-World countries for years with not one trip back to the United States. I was one of those people who, upon returning to American soil, fell out of the plane blubbering with ecstasy at being home in the USA. I knelt on the ground covering it with kisses. I had learned just exactly how delicious was the land of my birth and didn’t care what anyone thought because they just hadn’t seen what I had or been where I had been. I had seen factory workers and sex-slaves chained to walls.

How could they know? Asia is beyond our ken and, as they say, utterly inscrutable, and a kind of hell I never intended to revisit. I lived there, not junketed, not visited like sweet little tourists — I’d conducted households and tried to raise a child. I had outgrown the communism of my university days and was clumsily groping my way back to God.

How could twelve American women who were the most respectable types imaginable — clean and privileged graduates of esteemed institutions: Columbia, Radcliffe, Smith, Wellesley, Vassar; the uncle of one was Secretary of War under Franklin Roosevelt — plot such a thing? Most had advanced degrees and appeared cogent, bright, reasonable and good. How did these people rationally believe they could succeed with such vicious grandiosity? And why?

I dismissed it as academic-lounge air-castle-building. I continued with my new life in New York while my sister became famous publishing her books, featured on the cover of “Time Magazine.” “Time” called her “the Karl Marx of the Women’s Movement.” This was because her book laid out a course in Marxism 101 for women. Her thesis: The family is a den of slavery with the man as the Bourgeoisie and the woman and children as the Proletariat. The only hope for women’s “liberation” (communism’s favorite word for leading minions into inextricable slavery; “liberation,” and much like “collective” – please run from it, run for your life) was this new “Women’s Movement.” Her books captivated the academic classes and soon “Women’s Studies” courses were installed in colleges in a steady wave across the nation with Kate Millett books as required reading.

Imagine this: a girl of seventeen or eighteen at the kitchen table with Mom studying the syllabus for her first year of college and there’s a class called “Women’s Studies.” “Hmmm, this could be interesting,” says Mom. “Maybe you could get something out of this.”

Seems innocuous to her. How could she suspect this is a class in which her innocent daughter will be taught that her father is a villain? 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. Never be lured into this chicanery, she will be taught. Although men are no damned good, she should use them for her own orgasmic gratification; sleep with as many men as possible in order to keep herself unattached and free. There’s hardly a seventeen-year-old girl without a grudge from high school against a Jimmy or Jason who broke her heart. Boys are learning, too, and they can be careless during high school, that torment of courting dances for both sexes.

By the time Women’s Studies professors finish with your daughter, she will be a shell of the innocent girl you knew, who’s soon convinced that although she should be flopping down with every boy she fancies, she should not, by any means, get pregnant. And so, as a practitioner of promiscuity, she becomes a wizard of prevention techniques, especially abortion.

The goal of Women’s Liberation is to wear each female down to losing all empathy for boys, men or babies. The tenderest aspects of her soul are roughened into a rock pile of cynicism, where she will think nothing of murdering her baby in the warm protective nest of her little-girl womb. She will be taught that she, in order to free herself, must become an outlaw. This is only reasonable because all Western law, since Magna Carta and even before, is a concoction of the evil white man whose true purpose is to press her into slavery.

Be an outlaw! Rebel! Be defiant! (Think Madonna, Lady Gaga, Lois Lerner, Elizabeth Warren.) “All women are prostitutes,” she will be told. You’re either really smart and use sex by being promiscuous for your own pleasures and development as a full free human being “just like men” or you can be a professional prostitute, a viable business for women, which is “empowering” or you can be duped like your mother and prostitute yourself to one man exclusively whereby you fall under the heavy thumb of “the oppressor.” All wives are just “one-man whores.”

She is to be heartless in this. No sentimental stuff about courting. No empathy for either boy or baby. She has a life to live and no one is to get in her way. And if the boy or man doesn’t “get it” then no sex for him; “making love” becomes “having sex.” “I’m not ‘having sex’ with any jerk who doesn’t believe I can kill his son or daughter at my whim. He has no say in it because it’s my body!” (Strange logic as who has ever heard of a body with two heads, two hearts, four arms, four feet?)...

3 posted on 05/20/2019 7:05:06 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Denounce DUAC - The Democrats Un-American Activists Committee)
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To: reg45

Human Rights Campaign is a decidedly anti-Christian homofascist organization.

4 posted on 05/20/2019 7:05:56 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Denounce DUAC - The Democrats Un-American Activists Committee)
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To: marshmallow

I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again:
Bad things happen when governments pretend things to be true that aren’t true. Examples:

Salem witch trials,
and now celebrating perversity.

5 posted on 05/20/2019 7:17:29 PM PDT by libertylover (Democrats hated Lincoln too.)
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To: marshmallow

Most churches seem to have surrendered.

6 posted on 05/20/2019 7:26:10 PM PDT by Chuckster (Probably not...)
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To: marshmallow
Report: Pope Francis meets with, hugs transgender man

‘Pope congratulates, blesses gay couple’

Transgender man 'invited to private meeting by Pope Francis'

Touched by the Pope: Transgender Man Denounced by Parish Priest Says Visit with Pope Francis Gave Him a 'Safe Place' to Leave His Pain Behind

7 posted on 05/20/2019 7:53:09 PM PDT by ebb tide (We have a rogue curia in Rome)
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To: marshmallow

I bet he gets defrocked.

8 posted on 05/20/2019 9:22:02 PM PDT by TBP (Progressives lack compassion and tolerance. Their self-aggrandizement is all that matters.)
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To: reg45
Choosing to self-reject and self-harm, as a trans, is not only against all the Abrahamic religions, but also against the fact of being a member of a dimorphic sexually-generated species.

A person so radically out of touch with reality as to be alienated from his own body, needs psychiatric care.

In the Name of God and physical anthopology!

Eijk for Pope.

9 posted on 05/21/2019 5:01:58 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("It is better to be slapped with the Truth than to be kissed with a Lie.")
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To: marshmallow
The differences here, is that the Catholic and Protestant faiths allow you to continue breathing. The Muslim simply whack your heads off. These stupid, ignorant, foolish, simple minded, idiot dimocratic liberals love the Muzzies and homos, kissing their asses, thinking it will make the Muzzies love them (Dims and homos).

HOWEVER, they simply cannot see that the Muzzies don't give a tinker's D about them and will kill them at the drop of a hat AFTER they have used the liberals for their needs. The liberals love homos, the Muzzies kill homos. One day, after the LORD comes for His bride and all Believers are gone from this earth, the One World Religion will be made up of a lot of Muzzies!! THEY will rule the roost and all homos will find their bodies crawling around on the ground FEELING around for their departed from the body heads after WHACK!!! has occurred!! That simple. Muzzies hate homos, thus homos DIE around Muzzies.

10 posted on 05/21/2019 5:11:06 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (Russia and Putin didn't make me vote for Trump, HILLARY DID!!!)
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Well, it's unlikely Cardinal Eijk be defrocked. One good thing about the byzantine complexities of Canon Law is that it provides for procedural due process, and there's no canonical way he can be deprived of his priesthood.

That's not to say Pope Francis couldn't make life miserable for him. I'm no canon lawyer, but I think Francis could assign him Teheran or Pyongyang or somewhere, and then just step back and let him be killed.

But: the blood of martyrs is the seed of the Church.

11 posted on 05/21/2019 7:02:09 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("It is better to be slapped with the Truth than to be kissed with a Lie.")
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Rules? Francis is a Communist; he doesn’t need to follow rules.

12 posted on 05/21/2019 9:49:59 AM PDT by TBP (Progressives lack compassion and tolerance. Their self-aggrandizement is all that matters.)
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To: marshmallow

Isn’t genetics inadvertently disproving gender theory?

13 posted on 05/21/2019 5:58:28 PM PDT by Marchmain (BIDEN: the hands-on candidate.)
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