One Decade a Day for “Stacy McCain’s Women”

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One Decade a Day for "Stacy McCain's Women"

[cap­tion id=“attachment_93780” align=“aligncenter” width=“800”] The Con­ver­sion of St. Paul[/caption]

Almost all the great saints were great sin­ners or, like Saint Therese, knew that it was by sheer grace that they were not,”

Pope Fran­cis

In his spec­tac­u­lar piece at Medium titled The Les­bian and Her Tro­phy Wife Stacy McCain talks about the Hus­tle and the grift that pro­fes­sional les­bian­ism and fem­i­nism have become.

Circa 1975, when I was a drug-​addled ado­les­cent, the Vietnam-​era hip­pie men­tal­ity was fad­ing like an old pair of blue jeans, replaced by a mood of cyn­i­cal hedo­nism, as the “lib­er­ated” lifestyle became just another com­mer­cial mar­ket­ing pitch.

Fem­i­nism quickly became noth­ing but a hus­tle, a scam, a way for Madi­son Avenue to pro­mote com­modi­ties. “Sex sells,” and fem­i­nism is always about sex. Maybe you’re the kind of natural-​born chump who believes all that jar­gon about the “gen­der binary” and women being “sys­tem­at­i­cally lim­ited,” but I know a hus­tle when I see one, and fem­i­nism is the biggest hus­tle ever.
Big Tobacco cashed in sell­ing the Fem­i­nist™ brand, and so did all those women who par­layed their talk of “oppres­sion” into book con­tracts and TV appear­ances and tenured pro­fes­sor­ships in Women’s Stud­ies pro­grams. Mean­while, of course, there were mil­lions of young women who, fail­ing to rec­og­nize “lib­er­a­tion” as a phony scam, were try­ing to rec­on­cile fem­i­nist ide­ol­ogy with the real­ity of their own unglam­orous lives.

The bot­tom line of the piece in many ways is a favorite say­ing of my own: “There is noth­ing more dan­ger­ous than an excuse.” but more on that another day.

But today I want to talk about a sin­gle para­graph that is tan­gen­tial to the piece but not to my argu­ment here:

Some of my Chris­t­ian friends say we should pray for women like Robyn Ochs to repent their sins, just as some of my non-​Christian friends aren’t both­ered by “bisex­u­al­ity,” which they hope might lead to a ménage à trois. How­ever, I’m not sure there’s any reli­gious hope for fem­i­nists, because I don’t know how you can repent of sin while “cel­e­brat­ing” your sin as an “iden­tity,” and how can you save Robyn Ochs’ soul, when she’s an athe­ist who doesn’t believe she even has a soul? Fem­i­nists do not believe that there is any eter­nal truth — no right and wrong, no good and evil — nor do fem­i­nists believe that human life has any intrin­sic value, which is why fem­i­nists kill babies.

Fem­i­nism: We must kill more babies, because we haven’t killed them all yet!
If you want to spend time pray­ing for soul­less athe­ist baby-​killers, go right ahead, but there are a lot of other peo­ple who prob­a­bly could use God’s help, and would actu­ally be grate­ful for it.

While it is true that there are many peo­ple we should remem­ber in prayer I would remind Stacy who is a great lover of the old Tes­ta­ment, of the story of Jonah and God’s admo­ni­tion to him as he fuses about a dead plant that gave him shade.

Then the LORD said, “You are con­cerned over the plant which cost you no labor and which you did not raise; it came up in one night and in one night it perished.

And should I not be con­cerned over Nin­eveh, the great city, in which there are more than a hun­dred and twenty thou­sand per­sons who can­not dis­tin­guish their right hand from their left, not to men­tion the many cattle?”

Jonah 4:1011

Of Christ’s words con­cern­ing the lost in Luke

Or what woman hav­ing ten coins and los­ing one would not light a lamp and sweep the house, search­ing care­fully until she finds it?And when she does find it, she calls together her friends and neigh­bors and says to them, ‘Rejoice with me because I have found the coin that I lost.’

In just the same way, I tell you, there will be rejoic­ing among the angels of God over one sin­ner who repents.”

Luke 15:810

And how many peo­ple over the cen­turies might be burn­ing today if God didn’t take an inter­est in this par­tic­u­lar mur­der­ous sin­ner?

I myself once thought that I had to do many things against the name of Jesus the Nazorean, and I did so in Jerusalem. I impris­oned many of the holy ones with the autho­riza­tion I received from the chief priests, and when they were to be put to death I cast my vote against them. Many times, in syn­a­gogue after syn­a­gogue, I pun­ished them in an attempt to force them to blas­pheme; I was so enraged against them that I pur­sued them even to for­eign cities.

“On one such occa­sion I was trav­el­ing to Dam­as­cus with the autho­riza­tion and com­mis­sion of the chief priests. At mid­day, along the way, O king, I saw a light from the sky, brighter than the sun, shin­ing around me and my trav­el­ing com­pan­ions. We all fell to the ground and I heard a voice say­ing to me in Hebrew, ‘Saul, Saul, why are you per­se­cut­ing me? It is hard for you to kick against the goad.’

And I said, ‘Who are you, sir?’ And the Lord replied, ‘I am Jesus whom you are persecuting.

Get up now, and stand on your feet. I have appeared to you for this pur­pose, to appoint you as a ser­vant and wit­ness of what you have seen (of me) and what you will be shown. I shall deliver you from this peo­ple and from the Gen­tiles to whom I send you, to open their eyes that they may turn from dark­ness to light and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may obtain for­give­ness of sins and an inher­i­tance among those who have been con­se­crated by faith in me.’

Acts 26:918

God obvi­ously things such folk are wort the effort. This is not a coin­ci­dence as C. S. Lewis reminds us through his infer­nal char­ac­ter Screw­tape:

The great (and tooth­some) sin­ners are made out of the very same mate­r­ial as those hor­ri­ble phe­nom­ena the great Saints.

and gives this warn­ing in that small story Screw­tape Pro­poses a Toast.

The great sin­ners seem eas­ier to catch. But then they are incal­cu­la­ble. After you have played them for sev­enty years, the Enemy may snatch them from your claws in the seventy-​first. They are capa­ble, you see, of real repen­tance. They are con­scious of real guilt. They are, if things take the wrong turn, as ready to defy the social pres­sures around them for the Enemy’s sake as they were to defy them for ours.

And per­son famil­iar with the num­ber of for­mer abor­tion work­ers and advo­cates who are now tire­less cham­pi­ons of the unborn know this to be true.

So I say yes it’s worth the time to pray for these women and I make the fol­low­ing sug­ges­tion to make it easier.

First lump all of the ladies that Stacy McCain writes about like Robyn Ochs into a sin­gle group called: Stacy McCain’s Women. This allows your prayers to be dis­trib­uted to each new per­son Stacy adds to his list.

Then con­sider one of the two fol­low­ing prayers from my daily rou­tine for them: the first invok­ing their guardian angel.

Angel of God their guardian dear, to whom God’s love com­mits them here, ever this day be at their side, the light and guard and rule and guide.

Finally offer a sin­gle decade of the Rosary (I sug­gest the Assump­tion) for them. Not specif­i­cally for their souls per say, but just for them and their needs, phys­i­cal, tem­po­ral and spir­i­tual. For who bet­ter to entrust these women to than Our Lady.

Of course you can use what­ever prayer you like, what prayer is prayed is less impor­tant that it being done.

And what bet­ter day to begin the effort to pro­duce rejoic­ing in heaven than the anniver­sary of the night where the angelic host cel­e­brated the start of the great project of for­give­ness with the words: “Glory to God in the high­est and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests”?

The Conversion of St. Paul

“Almost all the great saints were great sinners or, like Saint Therese, knew that it was by sheer grace that they were not,”

Pope Francis

In his spectacular piece at Medium titled The Lesbian and Her Trophy Wife Stacy McCain talks about the Hustle and the grift that professional lesbianism and feminism have become.

Circa 1975, when I was a drug-addled adolescent, the Vietnam-era hippie mentality was fading like an old pair of blue jeans, replaced by a mood of cynical hedonism, as the “liberated” lifestyle became just another commercial marketing pitch.

Feminism quickly became nothing but a hustle, a scam, a way for Madison Avenue to promote commodities. “Sex sells,” and feminism is always about sex. Maybe you’re the kind of natural-born chump who believes all that jargon about the “gender binary” and women being “systematically limited,” but I know a hustle when I see one, and feminism is the biggest hustle ever.
Big Tobacco cashed in selling the Feminist™ brand, and so did all those women who parlayed their talk of “oppression” into book contracts and TV appearances and tenured professorships in Women’s Studies programs. Meanwhile, of course, there were millions of young women who, failing to recognize “liberation” as a phony scam, were trying to reconcile feminist ideology with the reality of their own unglamorous lives.

The bottom line of the piece in many ways is a favorite saying of my own: “There is nothing more dangerous than an excuse.” but more on that another day.

But today I want to talk about a single paragraph that is tangential to the piece but not to my argument here:

Some of my Christian friends say we should pray for women like Robyn Ochs to repent their sins, just as some of my non-Christian friends aren’t bothered by “bisexuality,” which they hope might lead to a ménage à trois. However, I’m not sure there’s any religious hope for feminists, because I don’t know how you can repent of sin while “celebrating” your sin as an “identity,” and how can you save Robyn Ochs’ soul, when she’s an atheist who doesn’t believe she even has a soul? Feminists do not believe that there is any eternal truth — no right and wrong, no good and evil — nor do feminists believe that human life has any intrinsic value, which is why feminists kill babies.

Feminism: We must kill more babies, because we haven’t killed them all yet!
If you want to spend time praying for soulless atheist baby-killers, go right ahead, but there are a lot of other people who probably could use God’s help, and would actually be grateful for it.

While it is true that there are many people we should remember in prayer I would remind Stacy who is a great lover of the old Testament,  of the story of Jonah and God’s admonition to him as he fuses about a dead plant that gave him shade.

Then the LORD said, “You are concerned over the plant which cost you no labor and which you did not raise; it came up in one night and in one night it perished.

And should I not be concerned over Nineveh, the great city, in which there are more than a hundred and twenty thousand persons who cannot distinguish their right hand from their left, not to mention the many cattle?”

Jonah 4:10-11

Of Christ’s words concerning the lost in Luke

Or what woman having ten coins and losing one would not light a lamp and sweep the house, searching carefully until she finds it?And when she does find it, she calls together her friends and neighbors and says to them, ‘Rejoice with me because I have found the coin that I lost.’

In just the same way, I tell you, there will be rejoicing among the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”

Luke 15:8-10

And how many people over the centuries might be burning today if God didn’t take an interest in this particular murderous sinner?

I myself once thought that I had to do many things against the name of Jesus the Nazorean, and I did so in Jerusalem. I imprisoned many of the holy ones with the authorization I received from the chief priests, and when they were to be put to death I cast my vote against them. Many times, in synagogue after synagogue, I punished them in an attempt to force them to blaspheme; I was so enraged against them that I pursued them even to foreign cities.

“On one such occasion I was traveling to Damascus with the authorization and commission of the chief priests. At midday, along the way, O king, I saw a light from the sky, brighter than the sun, shining around me and my traveling companions. We all fell to the ground and I heard a voice saying to me in Hebrew, ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me? It is hard for you to kick against the goad.’

And I said, ‘Who are you, sir?’ And the Lord replied, ‘I am Jesus whom you are persecuting.

Get up now, and stand on your feet. I have appeared to you for this purpose, to appoint you as a servant and witness of what you have seen (of me) and what you will be shown. I shall deliver you from this people and from the Gentiles to whom I send you, to open their eyes that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may obtain forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been consecrated by faith in me.’

Acts 26:9-18

God obviously things such folk are wort the effort.  This is not a coincidence as C. S. Lewis reminds us through his infernal character Screwtape:

The great (and toothsome) sinners are made out of the very same material as those horrible phenomena the great Saints.

and gives this warning in that small story Screwtape Proposes a Toast.

The great sinners seem easier to catch. But then they are incalculable. After you have played them for seventy years, the Enemy may snatch them from your claws in the seventy-first. They are capable, you see, of real repentance. They are conscious of real guilt. They are, if things take the wrong turn, as ready to defy the social pressures around them for the Enemy’s sake as they were to defy them for ours.

And person familiar with the number of former abortion workers and advocates who are now tireless champions of the unborn know this to be true.

So I say yes it’s worth the time to pray for these women and I make the following suggestion to make it easier.

First lump all of the ladies that Stacy McCain writes about like Robyn Ochs into a single group called: Stacy McCain’s Women. This allows your prayers to be distributed to each new person Stacy adds to his list.

Then consider one of the two following prayers from my daily routine for them: the first invoking their guardian angel.

Angel of God their guardian dear, to whom God’s love commits them here, ever this day be at their side, the light and guard and rule and guide.

Finally offer a single decade of the Rosary (I suggest the Assumption) for them. Not specifically for their souls per say, but just for them and their needs, physical, temporal and spiritual. For who better to entrust these women to than Our Lady.

Of course you can use whatever prayer you like, what prayer is prayed is less important that it being done.

And what better day to begin the effort to produce rejoicing in heaven than the anniversary of the night where the angelic host celebrated the start of the great project of forgiveness with the words: “Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests”?