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Chose Life New 1b(Fr. Joe Swegmann)

  1. 1. Rev. Fr. Joseph Schwegmann, SSJV 13 TH ASPAC on Faith, Life and Family October 6-8, 2006 Parklane International Hotel, Cebu City Uprooting The Ugly Head of Feminism
  2. 2. Chose Life Chose Death or
  3. 3. <ul><li>God </li></ul><ul><li>God’s Will </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus Christ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Truth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Common Good </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Love (Commitment) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Laws of God </li></ul><ul><li>Natural Law </li></ul><ul><li>Laws of Man </li></ul><ul><li>Laws of Man </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Apparent Truth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Apparent good </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Love (Commitment) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Power Struggle of Ideologies </li></ul><ul><li>One Man Rule or rule by elite group </li></ul>Culture of Life Culture of Death
  4. 4. The Growth of the Culture of Death Darwinism/Evolution Equal distribution Equal Rights Freedom Malthusianism Eugenics Racism Birth Control Population Control Euthanasia Industrialization Love (Commitment) -Ideologies Communism Totalitarianism Capitalism Liberalism Socialism Democracy Radical Feminism Radical Environmentalism Satanism Relativism Ideas
  5. 5. Who Will Rule? <ul><li>Communism the State </li></ul><ul><li>Capitalism the Rich </li></ul><ul><li>Democracy the Influential </li></ul><ul><li>Radical Feminism the Women </li></ul><ul><li>Satanism the Powerful </li></ul>A Struggle of Ideologies to Control And What about the Poor?
  6. 6. Bishop Fulton Sheen The End of Christendom <ul><li>The Laws of countries based on the </li></ul><ul><li>Ten Commandments </li></ul><ul><li>The Laws of countries based on </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas or Ideologies </li></ul>Vs
  7. 7. Secular Humanism <ul><li>* Man is the center of the universe & he alone determines his own destiny . </li></ul><ul><li>Reason is highest guide & brightest light; Faith is arbitrary, relative, & &quot;all in the mind&quot;. </li></ul><ul><li>Even if there were a transcendent God, He does not intervene in human affairs anyway, so let us be practical ; </li></ul>
  8. 8. Secular Humanism <ul><li>We’re free to do only as our reason tells us. There is no authority in matters of faith & morals that is higher than human reason. Religion is relative. </li></ul><ul><li>The most intelligent argumentation and/or the strongest will wins. Empirical science and technology are the most reliable ways to truth. </li></ul>
  9. 9. The Growth of the Culture of Death <ul><li>Rationalism -> </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Enlightenment </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Secularism </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Liberalism </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Socialism </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Relativism </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>Humanism - Search for Truth, Goodness, Beauty
  10. 10. <ul><li>Socialism - emphasis on state to protect individual </li></ul><ul><li>Family Life – enslavement of woman thus part of class struggle </li></ul>Liberalism and Socialism Liberalism - emphasis on individual freedom Family Life - a threat to individual freedom
  11. 11. The Growth of the Feminist Movement/Ideology Early 1900’s To Mid 1980’s Late 1700’s To Early 1900’s Mid 1980’s To Present 1 st Wave 2 nd Wave 3 rd Wave
  12. 12. The 1st Wave of Feminists Freedom / Rights Main Concerns: Political Rights the right to vote to take part in assemblies Civil Rights equal work, equal pay On Family and Life Women were working to help support the Family, not for self satisfaction Gradual Shift in Outlook Reproductive Rights Class Struggle
  13. 13. Margaret Sanger <ul><li>Reproductive Rights of the Woman </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sex for Pleasure: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Separation of sex act from procreation and permanence </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Freedom from fear of having children </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Freedom to have sex anytime with anyone </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eugenics: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Birth control was necessary to pave way for the perfect human </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Racism: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Population control is needed to suppress the genetically weak nationalities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TOOLS NEEDED: CONTRACEPTIONS / ABORTION </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Margaret Sanger <ul><li>Founder of American Birth Control League </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Later became Planned Parenthood Federation of America </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Eugenics, Racism, and Population Control </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Developed into International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Betty Friedan <ul><li>Leader in the Civil struggle of Feminism </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Influenced by class struggle of communism & socialism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fought for equality for women in the workplace: Wages, benefits, positions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Freedom of women from the institution of marriage & family (MOTHERHOOD ENSLAVES WOMEN = IS DEGRADING & CHILDREN ARE HINDRANCE TO HER WORK) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Freedom of women to find fulfillment in the workplace </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Class struggle in which Men are the oppressors of Women </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Founder of National Organization for Women </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. 2 nd Wave of Feminists <ul><li>Joining of Liberal/reproductive feminism with Socialist/class struggle feminism forming Radical Feminism </li></ul><ul><li>The International Planned Parenthood Federation and the National Organization of Women enabled Radical Feminism became a powerful worldwide ideology </li></ul>
  17. 17. Radical Feminism <ul><li>The sexes are in a natural state of ongoing conflict. </li></ul><ul><li>Women have to do battle against men in order to remove all distinctions and discriminations. </li></ul><ul><li>Women should be liberated from all forms of slavery, especially marriage, childbearing, and domestic work. </li></ul>
  18. 18. The Radical Feminist Agenda <ul><li>Political and Civil </li></ul><ul><li>Reproductive Rights </li></ul><ul><li>Inculturation </li></ul>
  19. 19. Political and Civil <ul><ul><li>Increasing the number of women in law making bodies, assemblies, workplaces (management and labor) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>increasing funding for day care centers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Redefining marriage by making marriage a union of convenience between two people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Establishing equality between men and women by destroying the biological distinction between man and woman through gender distinction based on cultural distinctions through anti discrimination laws </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Sexual and Reproductive Rights <ul><li>Rights over own Body </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Contraceptives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sterilization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Abortion for any reason </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Casual Sex with anyone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prostitution </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Inclusive of all Ages </li></ul>
  21. 21. Inculturation and Education <ul><li>Inculturation requires the Education of Adults, youth, children and all sectors of society </li></ul><ul><ul><li>About their political and civil rights </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>About their reproductive rights </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And about the separation of faith and reason </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Some Basic Errors of Radical Feminism <ul><li>Men & Women are the same </li></ul><ul><li>The relation between man & woman is a “class” struggle </li></ul><ul><li>Wife, mother, domestic work are forms of enslavement (degrading & meaningless) </li></ul><ul><li>Procreation & permanence can be separated from the sexual act </li></ul><ul><li>Unconditional reproductive rights of woman regardless of age (abortion, promiscuity, same sex, etc) </li></ul>
  23. 23. Consequences of Radical Feminism: <ul><li>Identity Crisis w/ loss of respect for opposite sex </li></ul><ul><li>Breakdown of the family, which is the foundation of the values that are basis of the Culture of Life. </li></ul><ul><li>Increased sexual permissiveness and all its negative consequences </li></ul><ul><li>Increased abuses towards women and children </li></ul><ul><li>Humans are dehumanized. </li></ul>
  24. 24. 3 rd Wave of Feminists <ul><li>New Feminism </li></ul><ul><li>Return to the Original Feminist Agenda + </li></ul>
  25. 25. New Feminism <ul><li>Differ from Radical Feminism </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Against </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Abortion </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Eugenics </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Forced Population Programs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Respect for </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Differences between men and women </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Traditional (Nuclear) Family and roles </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dignity of domestic work </li></ul></ul></ul>
  26. 26. Original Feminist Agenda + <ul><li>Political </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Representation in political structures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Representation in peace initiatives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Representation in development projects </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Civil </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prevent forced marriage of women </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Protection of children </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Equal status in marriage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Equal rights in dealing with properties </li></ul></ul>
  27. 27. Original Feminist Agenda + <ul><li>Reproductive Rights </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Women (all ages) have right to chose contraceptives </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Women and children need more sex education to make good choices </li></ul></ul>
  28. 28. Basic Errors of the New Feminism <ul><li>Allow separation of the sexual act from procreation and permanence by allowing the use of contraceptives contraceptives as a choice </li></ul><ul><li>Allow same sex unions </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages teaching of sexuality to Children to empower them to make reproductive choices </li></ul>
  29. 29. Consequences of the New Feminism <ul><li>Empowers women to work side by side with men as co-workers </li></ul><ul><li>Empowers women to be involved in development </li></ul><ul><li>Contraceptive mentality will continue to spread disrespect for life </li></ul>
  30. 30. On The Path of Death <ul><li>Feminists lead </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Acceptance of Contraceptives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Late 1930 by protestant religions (Lambeth Conference- 300 major denominations) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>American Birth Control League and the Birth Control Clinical Research Bureau became the Birth Control Federation of America (later renamed Planned Parenthood Federation of America ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National Organization for Women </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>International Planned Parenthood </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Legalization of abortion (Roe vs Wade 1973) </li></ul></ul>
  31. 31. On The Path of Death <ul><li>US enters the picture </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nation Security Study Memorandum (NSSM200) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Concern for overpopulation and food supply </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Concern for supply of raw materials </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Concern for business interests abroad </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coordination of government agencies, esp USAID and CIA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cooperation of UN and NGOs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>UNPD, UNESCO, UNICEF, UNFPA, WHO, IPPF, NOW, etc </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Involvement of Local Authorities of the developing countries through the crafting of government policies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Agenda – population control as a requirement for food and development support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Poor because overpopulated basis of population control </li></ul></ul>
  32. 32. On The Path of Death <ul><li>United Nations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>After NSSM 200 the UN began receiving much support from US and Private Industrialists for Population Control </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Radical Feminist NGOs, IPPF and NOW, became strong voices in UN Policies and Treaties </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Radical Feminist Agenda became the agenda of UN meetings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>eg. UNICEF, UNESCO, ICPD, UNFPA </li></ul></ul>
  33. 33. United Nation International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) <ul><li>PRIMARY CONCERNS: </li></ul><ul><li>1940’s : saving children from starving </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1950’s : vaccination of Children </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1960’s : education of Children and mothers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1980’s : began began to consider family planning with abortion and contraceptives </li></ul></ul>
  34. 34. United Nation International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) <ul><li>1995 appointment of Carol Bellamy, a radical feminist, by Pres. Clinton </li></ul><ul><li>Immediate implementation of radical feminist agenda – concern no longer for children but for women, reproductive rights, and distribution of contraceptives </li></ul><ul><li>(2004) Pres Bush appointed new director of UNICEF who is trying to refocuse the programs back to children </li></ul>
  35. 35. International Congress on Population and Development (ICPD) <ul><li>Cairo Conference </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Radical Feminist agenda of inserting abortion as part of reproductive health was blocked by a strong Antiabortion coalition </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Convention to End all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Committee of 23 implementers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>pushing radical feminist agenda on all countries who have signed the treaty. This is contrary to the agreement at the Cairo conference </li></ul></ul>
  36. 36. International Congress on Population and Development (ICPD) <ul><li>PLCPD </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Philippine Legislators Committee on Population and Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The only NGO which holds office in congress here in the Philippines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pushing the radical feminist agenda in House of Representatives by submitting many Reproductive Health and Population House Bills all using the terminology of the radical feminist agenda and CEDAW </li></ul></ul>
  37. 37. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) <ul><li>Promoting Abortion World wide as a part of Women's Reproductive Health </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting the One Child Policy of China </li></ul><ul><li>2004 President Bush has stopped financial aid to UNFPA because of its abortion policy </li></ul>
  38. 38. Conflict in United Nation <ul><li>General Assembly does not accept abortion as part of reproductive rights </li></ul><ul><li>UNDP in latest congress Sept 2005 put little if any stress on overpopulation and family planning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Also made statement that abortion not a part of reproductive rights </li></ul></ul>
  39. 39. BEWARE !!! <ul><li>CEDAW still enforcing abortion as part of reproductive rights </li></ul><ul><li>UN Commission on Status of Women still including abortion as part of reproductive rights </li></ul><ul><li>UN Commission on Human Rights is in the process of making abortion a human rite </li></ul><ul><li>May 3-5, 2006 1 st International Congress on Reproductive Health was held in Philippines </li></ul>
  40. 40. 1 st International Congress on Reproductive Health <ul><li>Sponsors Include </li></ul><ul><ul><li>UNFPA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CEDAW </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PLCPD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Packard Foundation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Speakers Included </li></ul><ul><ul><li>International Planned Parenthood Federation (Regional Director of Malaysia) </li></ul></ul>
  41. 41. Conclusion <ul><li>Feminism originally founded on valid needs of women in society </li></ul><ul><li>It was influenced by the ideals of socialism and liberalism </li></ul><ul><li>It became influential in world politics through NGOs such as NOW and IPPF </li></ul>
  42. 42. Conclusion <ul><li>By destroying marriage and family radical feminism has opened a floodgate for the spread of the Culture of Death </li></ul>
  43. 43. Conclusion <ul><li>The new feminism is trying to shed much of its negative foundations of the past </li></ul><ul><li>However the contraceptive agenda goals still remain much the same </li></ul><ul><li>The United Nation Agenda is still predominantly leaning towards the radical feminist agenda. </li></ul>
  44. 44. <ul><li>Though I walk through the </li></ul><ul><li>Valley of Death </li></ul><ul><li>I shall fear no evil </li></ul><ul><li>(Psalm 23) </li></ul>
  45. 45. What We Can Do <ul><li>Choose Life – Choose God </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Be witnesses of a living faith </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teach the true meaning of freedom </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Promote the Culture of Life </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bring the message of fullness of life to all people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build communities that help member families to respect and cherish life </li></ul></ul>
  46. 46. What We Can Do <ul><li>Spread the Teachings of the Times </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Humanae Vitae </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Familiaris Consortio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Veritas Splendor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Theology of the Body </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gospel of Life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deus Caritas Est </li></ul></ul>
  47. 47. What We Can Do <ul><li>Strengthen the Family and Life Apostolate and get more people involved in reaching out to other families in the parish </li></ul><ul><li>Coordination with local Media </li></ul><ul><li>Develop and promote a true Feminism </li></ul>
  48. 48. What We Can Do <ul><li>Develop and promote an authentic Feminism which is not base on the rejection of God and the deification of self </li></ul><ul><li>Authentic Feminism should be based on God’s plan for womanhood </li></ul>
  49. 49. What We Can Do <ul><li>Just as it was Mary that gave birth to Christ in the world to restore the fullness of life, it will be women who will be the inspiration and drive to all men to bring the image of God in marriage and the family back into the world </li></ul>
  50. 50. THANK YOU !!! GODBLESS !!!