In past issues, Catholic Candle has examined some of the evils of
feminism. In those articles, we saw how feminism is anarchy in the family.
We saw how feminism contrasts to the magnificent work of a wife and mother that
is the vocation and great work for which God created women.
We saw some first-hand accounts of the evils of “women’s empowerment”
Lastly, we saw the gentility and virtuous chivalry that men should show toward
the article below, Catholic Candle begins a multi-part examination of
how the feminists follow the same program as Satan and Marx. Readers might
remember how Catholic Candle previously examined how Black Lives
Matter (“BLM”) and the so-called “racial justice” movement also follow the
program of Satan and Marx.
Although the feminists and BLM both follow this same program, Satan and the
leaders of these modern movements apply the principles of this
program a little differently, in different circumstances, in order to appeal to
modern feminist movement has its origin in Satan, especially as Karl Marx
interprets and applies Satan’s program. In this article we examine the
connection between the programs of Satan, Marx, and modern feminism.
start by examining key features of Satan’s program.
are the elements of Satan’s program (war) against God? It:
1. Is anti-God
(and anti-worship of God);
disobedience and opposition to the authority ordained by God;
3. Seeks to divide
discontent, envy, and discord;
result-oriented and self-interested; Satan neither acts according to immutable
principles nor encourages his followers to do so;
7. Is full of
8. Is against
Nature and is anti-Natural Law.
we examine each of these elements of Satan’s program promoting feminism.
the key features of Satan’s program to promote feminism
program is anti-God (and anti-worship of God).
key characteristic of Satan’s program is that it is explicitly against God and
the worship of God. We consider this aspect of Satan’s plan obvious.
we see in society around us and also later in this article, the feminists are
among Satan’s dupes and/or his willing servants. Feminists are not all equally
“hard core” in their adherence to (or devotion to) feminism. The most extreme
feminists are the most extremely anti-God.
who are “in between” – i.e., more or less feminist – are also
correspondingly more or less anti-God. But no feminists are devoted to
and docile to God and to the life He wants them to live.
we are on earth to know, love, and serve God, we see that the satanic strategy
of promoting feminism is directly opposed to our Final End and to the reason we
2. Satan’s program emphasizes disobedience and opposition to the authority
ordained by God.
authority comes from God.
Satan’s first act was to declare disobedience against God. Satan’s motto was –
and continues to be – “Non serviam!”
is the original rebel and is the father of all rebels. Satan’s purpose in his
first encounter with a human, Eve, was to foment disobedience in her. Satan
tempted Eve to “go rogue” by disobeying God and by acting in this eternally-serious
matter without seeking the guidance of her husband.
St. Paul teaches:
Our wrestling is not against flesh and
blood; but against principalities and powers, against the rulers of the world
of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places.
other words, St. Paul knew that Satan is the chief enemy of the human race.
St. Paul labored to fight Satan’s attacks on wives when Satan spurs them to
disobey their husbands. Here are the words of St. Paul’s “counterattack”
Wives, be subject to your husbands, as
it behoveth in the Lord.
St. Paul instructs wives in obedience in this way:
As the church is subject to Christ, so
also let the wives be to their husbands in all things.
marking St. Paul’s infallible teaching that wives must obey their husbands, we can
see that Satan’s teaching is the opposite, promotes women’s disobedience and rebellion.
3. Satan’s program seeks to foment division between persons, classes, and
knows that a house divided against itself will not stand. St. Mark’s
Gospel, 3:25. Thus, Satan seeks division in order to weaken and to destroy
human society, as he divided the angels of heaven by leading the rebellious
angels in opposing God and His good angels.
first attack on the human race was not only to foment Eve’s disobedience (see
above) but at the same time to destroy the social cohesiveness of the human
is the founder of feminism. He tempted Eve to reject the order God created,
which included her submission to Adam, her husband. Eve’s disobedience unmoored
her from the benefit she would have received from her husband, by his directing
her in avoiding sin. In this way, by Satan being a cause of Eve committing the
first human sin, he succeeded in his attempt to get her to reject both the
natural and the supernatural order.
attacked Eve first and used her subsequently to conquer Adam. Without Eve as
his tool, Satan would not have succeeded (or at least not as easily) in
obtaining victory over Adam and the fall of the whole human race through the
fall of its head.
Satan’s first victory over the human race, Satan continues to use the same successful
strategy (among others) of attacking all women in order to thereby prevail
against men too. We see this in countless ways, e.g., by getting women
to dress immodestly, Satan achieves their downfall and also defeats the men,
bringing more people to hell by sins of impurity than by any other sin (as Our
Lady declared at Fatima).
seeks to destroy the natural and supernatural order God created for the human
race including a wife being united with her husband and being taught and
directed by him. To counter these satanic attacks upon women, we see St. Paul
warn his flock using these words:
Let women keep silence in the churches:
for it is not permitted them to speak, but to be subject, as also the law saith.
But if they would learn anything, let them ask their husbands at home. For it
is a shame for a woman to speak in the church.
we see Satan’s program through seeing the opposite program of St. Paul. In
fomenting division in the human race, Satan especially seeks to divide those
who should be most united: viz., spouses united in the bond of holy
matrimony. Division between a man and his wife is division among those whom
God intended to be most united in a lifelong best-friendship.
this division between spouses, Satan especially promotes divorce. Our Lord
teaches against Satan’s program of division in these words:
[Spouses] are not two, but one flesh.
What therefore God hath joined together, let no man put asunder.
St. Paul fought Satan’s demonic program of divorce in these words:
For this cause shall a man leave his
father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife, and they shall be two in one
4. Satan promotes discontent, envy, and
promotes contentment and harmony.
He teaches us to bear our crosses joyfully out of love for Him. Satan is the
opposite: he promotes discontent wherever he can.
stirred up discontent in Eve when he told Eve that God does not want her to eat
of the forbidden tree because God does not want her to be like God. Satan told
doth know that in what day soever you shall eat thereof … you shall be as Gods”. Genesis,
light of Satan’s program, we should expect that he would promote discontent,
envy, and discord among his disciples, including the feminists. So, for
example, we should expect him to teach feminists to seek out reasons to be
discontented and to ever be on the lookout for how they have been victimized and
mistreated by men.
5. Satan promotes hatred.
St. John the Evangelist writes, God is love.
Also, God has perfect unity. He created mankind so that love would be a great
source of unity with Him and among men.
created mankind so that a woman would be a great source of unity in her home, flowing
from her womanliness. God calls a wife and mother to be the heart of her home
and to fill her home with love.
strives to be the contrary of God, as hatred is the contrary of love.
Satan is full of hatred and he promotes hatred through all of his works. We
should expect that Satan would promote hatred in feminists.
Satan’s program, we should expect that Satan would teach feminists to hate men.
As part of this hatred, we should expect him to ingrain feminism with unnatural
vice – having sinful relationships with other women instead of natural and
loving relationships with men (their husbands). This feminist hatred of men is
incompatible with fulfilling their God-given role as lifelong companions – each
to her own husband of whom she is (supposed to be) the best friend according to
God’s all-wise plan.
6. Satan’s program is result-oriented and appeals to self-interest.
does not act according to immutable principles of the Good and the Reasonable,
nor does he encourage others to do so. Satan’s program is founded upon
selfishness. He does whatever helps him gain an advantage and also encourages
his followers to act likewise.
we should expect that Satan would encourage unprincipled conduct in feminists, e.g.,
their attacking whoever is against them. We would expect feminists not to be
“pro” woman but “pro” whatever gives them an advantage. For example, we would
expect that, as Satan’s disciples, feminists would viciously attack good women
who oppose feminism.
with feminists being Satan’s students, we should expect that they would not be
“pro” woman and show this by cherishing innocent baby girls and protecting them
from abortion and infanticide. Nor should we expect that feminists would want
to protect older women or sick women from euthanasia. Such protection of the
weak and innocent women and girls is incompatible with the program of
unprincipled self-interest that they learned from their founder, Satan.
7. Satan’s program is full of lies.
Lies are one of his main tools.
Lord is the Truth and His disciples abide in the truth. Satan is the father of
lies. Like any liar, Satan says whatever he thinks will be to his advantage,
lying whenever it suits him. Here are Our Lord’s words about Satan the liar:
John ‘s Gospel,
8:44 (emphasis added).
wants to do whatever he can to disrupt God’s creation and Providential plan.
wants to deceive parents into thinking that children should get their own way,
doing whatever they want. Satan would want to deceive parents into thinking
that children should be allowed to be the “heads” of the family or that family
decisions should be made by a democratic vote (one vote per family member).
This satanic lie would destroy the natural hierarchy in the family.
would want to destroy the natural harmony God intended to exist between the
sexes and deceive them into believing that a woman’s role and abilities are the
same as man’s – whereas the truth is that God made women admirably suited for
the role He gave them in life – just as He made men admirably suited for their
It is very anti-woman (as well as anti-Nature, anti-God, and anti-family) to lie
to women, as Satan does, that their role is to simply try to act like men and
be as much like a man as they can be.
truth is that the roles and work of men and women are complementary, not a
competition. God intends the difference and inequality in the creatures He
made, as part of the orderliness of creation.
Here is one way that St. Thomas Aquinas teaches this complementariness between
[I]n other animals, there is
communication between male and female only insofar as what was said above,
namely only for the procreation of offspring; but in humans, male and female
cohabitate not only for the sake of the procreation of children, but also on
account of those things that are necessary for human life. It is immediately
apparent that human works that are necessary for life are divided between
male and female; such that some are appropriate for the man, such as are to be
done outside, and others for the wife, such as sewing and other things that are
to be done at home. Therefore, they are sufficient for one another as far as
each brings in his own works for the common good.
Satan’s promotion of lies, the bigger the lie is, the better he likes it.
Thus, we would expect that Satan would promote huge lies (wherever he can) such
as “transgender” delusions, i.e., that a man becomes a woman when he “decides”
he is one.
Because Satan is a destroyer and an oppressor, he promotes such “transgender”
delusions, in order to harm real women (as well as the deluded men), e.g.,
when those men intrude on women by using the women’s public bathrooms, etc.
feminists are Satan’s disciples, we would expect that the most radical
feminists would promote these same “transgender” delusions (when they can),
even when this would harm and disadvantage real women, e.g., by allowing
these supposed “women” to stay overnight in women’s homeless shelters, allowing
these “women” to win all of the trophies and records in women’s sports, etc.
8. Satan’s program is against Nature and is anti-Natural Law.
Natural Law comes from God. So, Satan has a particular desire to promote conduct
against Nature and also the breaking of the Natural Law whenever possible.
Thus, Satan especially seeks people to commit sins which are unnatural.
promotes the murder of innocent babies. Further, Satan would especially want
women to promote abortion because it is more unnatural for them (as compared to
men) because God put into women a special maternal instinct to help them in
their roles as mothers.
we would expect those who follow Satan’s program to promote abortion and
infanticide. Although those horrific crimes kill baby girls (as well as
baby boys), we would expect that feminist leaders would not want to save those
girls because the leader of these feminists is Satan, who wants those baby
the ways that Satan promotes contention and disharmony, he especially likes divorce
not only because God made the relationship of spouses to be the most harmonious
of all, but also because divorce is against the indissolubility of marriage even
under the Natural Law
(as well, of course, as under the Catholic Church’s law).
Satan’s war against Nature and the Natural Law, he strongly promotes the vice
of unnatural impurity.
We would expect that feminist leaders – and a great many of their followers – would
also be steeped in unnatural vice themselves as well as promoting this
unnatural vice in others. This is in keeping with their discipleship to Satan.
program opposes and blurs the natural distinctions between the sexes. Here is
one way that St. Paul labored to fight Satan’s attacks on Nature’s distinctions
between the sexes:
For if a woman be not covered, let her
be shorn. But if it be a shame to a woman to be shorn or made bald, let her
cover her head. The man indeed ought not to cover his head, because he is the
image and glory of God; but the woman is the glory of the man.
gave Moses the following law to combat Satan’s program of blurring Nature’s
distinctions between the sexes, with this command:
A woman shall not be clothed with man’s
apparel, neither shall a man use woman’s apparel: for he that doth these things
is abominable before God.
gave man the Natural Law “Increase and multiply and fill the earth”. Genesis,
motherhood is the Great
of a woman’s life, St. Paul teaches that “younger [women] should marry, bear
children, be mistresses of families”.
contrast, Satan promotes whatever is against Nature and the Natural Law. Thus,
he promotes voluntary sterility in women. He promotes women rejecting God’s
role for them to be wives and mothers. Instead, Satan promotes the evil feminist
“ideal” of careers outside the home.
these careers, Satan promotes the world, materialism, power and pride, in
causing mothers to leave their God-given full-time homemaking roles to seek
careers in the world.
Karl Marx’s Program
Marx adopted the key features of Satan’s program. Let us examine how Marx
promoted and applied Satan’s program.
Satan, Marx was fundamentally anti-God and anti-worship of God.
Marx was anti-God. Marx made a pact with Satan, declaring “with Satan I have
struck my deal.”
only did Marx choose Satan instead of God, but Marx also opposed and had
contempt for religion. He declared that:
… is the opium of the people”.
➢ “Communism abolishes … all
➢ Religion is merely a class tool which
the rich use to oppress other people.
Marx was so fundamentally anti-God and pro-Satan, it is fitting that Marx used
(and Marxists continue to use) the clenched-fist salute – which is clenching
their fists and lifting them high. When a person displays a clenched fist at
another person, it is an act indicating defiance. Thus, Marxists raise
their clenched fists heavenward.
Satan’s and Marx’s rejection of God and the worship of God, we would expect to
find this same rejection of God and the worship of God among the feminist
leaders because they are disciples of Satan and Marx. Later in this article, we
will see that expectation is fulfilled.
2. Like Satan, Marx was fundamentally rebellious and anti-authority.
Satan, Marx was fundamentally a rebel and disobedient. Like Satan, Marx was
filled with revolutionary defiance against God. In one poetic way in which
Marx phrased his own “non serviam” (in imitation of Satan), he declared
that if God should bring down Marx’s own throne and bring Marx’s “walls and
towers down”, he will nonetheless continue forever his defiant struggle against
God, to raise them up again.
strongly promoted not only rebellion against God but also against all civil
governments and all authority. Here is one way Marx declared support for every
Communists everywhere support every
revolutionary movement against the existing social and political order of
things. … The Communists disdain to conceal their views and aims. They openly
declare that their ends can be attained only by the forcible overthrow of
all existing social conditions.
we see, Satan and Marx foment rebellion wherever they can. Satan – and Marx
after him – are founders of the (so-called) “women’s liberation” movement
because this is a type of rebellion against the order God created. We see them
enlist women to further their evil, revolutionary goals. Thus, Satan enlisted
Eve into his rebellion in order to more easily succeed in getting Adam to
likewise rebel. Genesis, 3:5.
Marx used Satan’s strategy of corrupting the women so they would rebel and thus
Marx could more easily enlist the larger number of men to thereby also rebel.
Marx saw the importance of a “feminine ferment” (as he phrased it), i.e.,
women being in a state of agitation and disorder (as Webster’s Dictionary
in order to succeed in his plan of “forcible overthrow of all existing
(as Marx described his own goal). Here are Marx’s words about the importance
of stirring up women:
“[G]reat progress was evident in the
last Congress of the American ‘Labour Union’ in that among other things, it
treated working women with complete equality. While in this respect the
English, and still more the gallant French, are burdened with a spirit of
narrow-mindedness. Anybody who knows anything of history knows that
great social changes are impossible without the feminine ferment.
Social progress can be measured exactly by the social position of the fair sex
(the ugly ones included) [sic].”
Marx is saying that the communists need to stir up women otherwise the Marxist
revolution will fail. Marx is saying that overthrow of all of society is his
goal and that stirring up women is one of the tools he is using.
Thus, it is clear that it is not the promotion of women but rather the
promotion of revolution, that motivates Marx.
is why the communists and socialists consider the (so-called) “feminist cause”
to be crucial to fomenting revolution in society. Here is one way that the
Marxists connect feminism to their broader goal of revolution:
Women’s issues have never been viewed
theoretically as only the concern of women, but were a concern of all
revolutionary leaders, male and female.
Catholic Church (and sound reasoning, as well as common sense) recognize how
crucial virtuous women are for a stable, virtuous society. Thus, the Church
and civil society must safeguard women from feminism and other corruption not
only for women’s sake but also because this safeguards society.
it is revealing that Satan, Marx, and the Catholic Church all recognize
feminism for what it is: a crucial element of Satan’s (and Marx’s) plan to
destroy society and cause a rebellion against God, although Satan and the
Marxists desire this destruction and the Church (and good men) oppose
Part II: to be continued next month