I created this platform to be a resource for traditional Catholic women and those interested in reclaiming authentic, traditional Catholic femininity.
Although my target demographic is mainly women and young ladies, I am seeing a growing number of men following my website, learning, observing and delighting in the increasing trend of women returning back to real traditional Catholic femininity.
So, as per the request of the many men who respond, comment, message and write to me, I have decided to devote a small portion of the blog to articles written exclusively for these men.
In addition to requests like THIS and THIS, one of the main requests I receive from men is for me to write about masculinity.
They are seeing the traditional Catholic women via this platform reclaiming true Biblical femininity and it is inspiring and motivating these men to want to do better, to improve upon themselves and/or their marriages, and to make themselves worthy of the beautiful, feminine, traditional Catholic women that they aspire to court, marry and lovingly lead.
You see, part of the reason why a vast majority of men in today’s world have become effeminate, weak, and unmotivated is due to decades of emasculation by the so-called feminist movement.
When you repeatedly disrespect men, stomp them out of the picture, infantilise them, tell them that you are a “strong independent woman that don’t need no man”, reframe masculinity to be something defective, inherently violent, dangerous and sexually perverse, you create a culture of men ashamed of their masculinity, and this results in them dumbing down their own masculine nature, wanting to be female (either through effeminate lifestyles or changing genders), claiming to be feminists themselves, and in essence, losing complete touch with their true selves.
Going back to the Bible and God’s original plan, Man was given two main tasks: to protect and to provide.
The feminisation and emasculation of men have created a generation of men with increasing low self-worth, leading to no ambition or motivation to work and provide.
After all, if men have no one to provide for because the feminist movement has rendered them unwanted, obsolete and unnecessary, then why bother working or being ambitious?
Having a wife to provide for and a family dependent on him is what fuels a man’s ambition and desire to work, and this, in turn, fuels his masculinity, self-esteem and dignity.
Basically, he feels much more like a man when he has to financially provide for his wife and family.
This is why it is contrary to nature, to God’s plan, and Biblical teaching for a man to be a Stay-At-Home Dad.
HERE IS WHAT THE BIBLE HAS TO SAY
HERE IS WHAT THE CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH HAS TO SAY
Many effeminate men today say: well, what do YOU (referring to women) bring to the table?
These men forget that men are supposed to prepare the table BEFORE they even get the woman. Adam already had the table prepared, materially and in every sense, before Eve was then presented to him.
This is God’s template for humans and anything outside of His template will lead to friction, discord, and breakdown of both the family unit and society as a whole.
Dear men, women are not supposed to bring ‘anything’ to the table – that is YOUR job, as a man.
You are supposed to bring the table and everything on it.
It is the job of the woman to then help you maintain that table and multiply the resources that YOU provide.
In summary, to reclaim masculinity, self-worth, respect, and dignity, a man needs to:
- Have a job and career.
- Have ambition and a plan for his future.
- Be the breadwinner, and financially/materially provide for his family, spouse or spouse-to-be.
St Joseph is such a great example of authentic masculinity and a wonderful role model for men. He fulfilled his Biblical calling to provide and protect. He worked very hard, being a provider and main breadwinner for his family, and he also protected Mary and the child Jesus.
This is why, after the Blessed Virgin, St Joseph has the highest respect and honour among the saints. Men today will do well to emulate and learn from St Joseph.
Thank you for reading.
ad Jesum per Mariam