Saturday, February 10, 2007

Letter of Pope John Paul II to Women...

Catholic Mommas have shared a link to this letter online. And a quote, which I have stolen ~

"Women's dignity has often been unacknowledged and their prerogatives misrepresented; they have often been relegated to the margins of society and even reduced to servitude. This has prevented women from truly being themselves and it has resulted in a spiritual impoverishment of humanity."

Fr. preached on sin and on original sin at Mass on Friday. He mentioned that the sin in the Garden of Eden was not the sin of a woman but a co-operation in sin; the co-operation of both Adam and Eve in sin.

I thought this idea and the above quote fit together...

Fr. also mentioned that the root of sin was pride. Ouch!

2 comments:

Beate said...

Sounds like a good homily - the mutual aspect of original sin is good. Christopher West talks about the failure of Adam to protect the garden....I believe Scott Hahn also looks at it from this pov...I think this is in response to the idea that Eve led Adam into sin.

Leonie said...

I don't know much about Christopher West, Beate - an interesting perspective. But I see the idea of mtual co-operation in sin.....