am, in fact, convinced, that what feminism promotes in its radical form
is no longer the Christianity that we know; it is another religion."
speaking (as Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger) on radical feminism.
Excerpt from 'The Ratzinger Report' (Ignatius Press)
resource website on catholic feminism has been created in response to a series of articles
titled "The Feminist Threat to the Church" by Patricia Phillips,
published in the monthly journal Christian Order. It has been produced
and funded by an inter-diocesan group of Catholics, who are not affiliated
to, or funded by, any organisation/journal. The adverse effect that radical
feminism is having on the Church in the UK - and indeed across the world
- is a matter of deep concern to many Catholics. There is also grave concern
regarding the failure of the bishops even to acknowledge there is a problem,
let alone address it. The intention of this website on catholic radical feminism is not to offer an
exhaustive study of the radical feminist phenomenon and its effects on
Catholicism, but rather to give information on where useful resources
can be obtained, and where possible, to reproduce such resources on the
website itself. Hopefully, this will help Catholics to achieve a broader
understanding of the serious and widespread nature of this problem, and
how it specifically affects the Church in the UK today. No Catholic can
afford to ignore the problem of radical feminism, as there is not an area
in Church life that remains unaffected by it. Some dioceses have suffered
more than others, but those in relatively unscathed dioceses have no cause
to be complacent, as the problem is growing. Rather than list all known
resources on radical feminism (of which there are hundreds) and risk over-loading
people with information, the material most pertinent to the situation
in the UK has been listed on this site, starting with the essential reading
section. Two books that helped open many people's eyes to the problems
are 'The Enemy Within' and 'The Alliance of Dissent'. Those
wishing to gain a good all-round knowledge of the radical feminist problem
should start with these two excellent books, before moving onto the Patricia
Phillips articles. The further reading section lists other helpful publications.
Hopefully, the information on this website will prompt you to pray and
to act with regard to this serious problem. Remember - "Evil triumphs
when good men do nothing".
Enemy Within: Feminism in the Churches (Various authors
- foreword by Prof. Alice von Hildebrand). Published in 1992 by Family
Publications, ISBN 1-871217-10-5, Paperback, 136 pages. Price
£2.50. Available from www.familypublications.co.uk
inexpensive, easy-to-read and fascinating anthology is an absolute
must for those wishing to broaden their understanding of how
radical feminism has adversely affected Catholicism in England
and Wales. One contribution to the book, a chapter titled The Bishops'
Dilemma: Radical Feminism within the Catholic Church of England and
Wales, by Christine Kelly and Valerie Riches, is unmissable. Patricia
Phillips wrote the following about this chapter:- " . . .
although denounced at the time as nonsense by dissident feminists,
who were angry at having their plans revealed, what the writers prophetically
warned of is now being fulfilled before our very eyes . . ."
The Alliance of Dissent - turning the Church upside down (Father
Michael Clifton). First published in 1993. ISBN 0-903348-45-4, Paperback,
130 pages. Price £6.50.
owe Southwark priest Fr Clifton a huge debt of gratitude for this
book, which details and exposes all the key 'Catholic' dissenters
- both individuals and organisations. Fr Clifton writes: "This
book can be regarded as a follow up to the recently published
'The Enemy Within'. That work deals with the menace of Feminism
in the Catholic Church. This volume will examine in more detail the
strange network of organisations referred to in 'The Enemy
Within'." The Alliance of Dissent skilfully brings
together information on all the various strands of dissent from Catholic
teaching, and highlights the devastating effect such dissent is having
on the Church. There is a great deal of invaluable information on
the role of radical feminism. If you are wondering how this and other
forms of dissent have become so embedded in the Catholic Church,
this book will tell you. It is available from the Holy Cross Catholic
Bookshop, 4 Brownhill Road, Catford, London SE6 2EJ. Tel: 0208
461 0896. If they are out of stock, try Twiggers Book-finding Service
at www.twiggers.com The sections
of the book dealing with radical feminism are reproduced here by kind
permission of Fr Michael Clifton. Click here
to see the relevant chapters:- Alliance
The Feminist Threat to the Church. A series of articles
by Patricia Phillips, published in the
Christian Order journal. They are reproduced here by kind permission
of the author and Christian Order. Phillips' articles more
or less pick up where Fr Clifton's 'The Alliance of Dissent'
left off, but they concentrate on radical feminism in particular,
and not dissent in general. They are very useful for seeing how feminism
is affecting the Catholic Church today, and who the key people and organisations
are. Any new articles by Patricia Phillips on this problem will be
added to this site. If you don't already, it is strongly recommended
that you subscribe to the journal Christian Order - which rightly
describes itself as "a British international monthly devoted
to the defence and propagation of the One True Faith - Catholic, Apostolic
and Roman - through incisive comment on current affairs in Church
and State; at home and abroad". Subscription details can
be found at: www.christianorder.com
. Warning: The Pat Phillips article Part
II (Dec 2002) contains descriptions and words of a sexual nature.
Their inclusion is regrettable, but necessary, in order to show the
depths to which some radical feminists have sunk.
v Mankind (Christine Kelly). Published in 1990 by Family Publications.
ISBN 1-871217-07-5, Paperback, 74 pages. Available from www.familypublications.co.uk
. (Price £2.00)
The Inner Goddess (Josephine Robinson). Published in 1998 by Gracewing.
Paperback, 176 pages. Available from www.amazon.co.uk
. Check Amazon for price.
Ungodly Rage - The Hidden Face of Catholic Feminism (Donna Steichen).
Published in 1991 by Ignatius Press. ISBN 0-89870-348-4 Paperback,
420 pages. Available from www.familypublications.co.uk
Daughters - Catholic Women Come Home to the Church (Donna Steichen).
Published in 1999 by Ignatius Press. ISBN: 0-89870-732-3 Paperback,
400 pages. Available from www.familypublications.co.uk
These are all valuable resources for those studying the effect of radical feminism on the Catholic church.
is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart
Hearts of Jesus and Mary, bless and protect us and this work.