Just when were liking initiatives from the new Pope Francis with echoes of Liberation Theology, we get this from a lay Catholic initiative:
A [fringe] Catholic website this week encouraged its readers not to allow their daughters to go to college because any young woman would be near sin and would “not learn to be a wife and mother.”Yeah, college encourages libertine behavior. And yes, educated women get too uppity. But their #1 reason? I kid you not: college men are bad husband material:
So what normally happens with this setup is that those lazy men who are looking for a mother-figure in a wife are very attracted to this responsible, organized, smart woman who has it all together along with a steady paying job with benefits. So if he wants to go to work he can, but if not he can always fall back on her income. Or if he “doesn’t want to have to answer to anyone” he can start his own business, and it doesn’t matter if it fails or succeeds or makes enough income because again she’s there to help.This is wrong in so many ways, it's hard to get beyond wide-eyed, slackjawed astonishment. I had to double check to make sure it wasn't an Onion-style spoof.
I don't buy the "You'll regret it later" argument against abortion. But this outfit thinks the same thing applies to higher education:
We are not surprised that more and more women are coming forward to tell their stories of regret for having by-passed the more meaningful things in life to opt for the approval of feminists who cared nothing more about them than being statistics to reinforce their agenda. All the while they regret neglecting their children and restricting their childbearing to such an extent that they don’t want to even think about it.Furthermore, convents won't accept novitiates with a high debt burden, like so many recent college graduates are carrying. So, it isn't just barefoot and pregnant as the only option. "Get thee to a nunnery" is still the way to go, but make sure to be uneducated when you do so.
It's hard for even a dedicated cynic to keep up. Egads!