"I am, in fact, convinced, that what feminism promotes in its radical form is no longer the Christianity that we know; it is another religion."

Pope Benedict XVI
speaking (as Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger) on radical feminism.
Excerpt from 'The Ratzinger Report' (Ignatius Press)

This 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".

  • The 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
    This 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 Roman 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.
    Catholics 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 Roman 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 of Dissent

  • 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.
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Part I - published January 2002
Part II - published December 2002
Part III - published October 2003
Part IV - published October 2004
Part V - published June/July 2005
Part VI - published November 2005
Part VII - published January 2007
Part VIII -
published November 2007
Part IX - published May 2008

 

Part I - published January 2002
Part II - published December 2002
Part III - published October 2003
Part IV - published October 2004
Part V - published June/July 2005
Part VI - published November 2005
Part VII - published January 2007
Part VIII - published November 2007
Part IX - published May 2008

 

 

Feminism 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. ISBN 0852443951
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 (Price £11.50)

Prodigal 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 (Price £11.50).

These are all valuable resources for those studying the effect of radical feminism on the Roman Catholic church.

This website is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Hearts of Jesus and Mary, bless and protect us and this work.

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