To women “of a certain age” – a euphemism the author of this book would surely abhor – the idea that Gloria Steinem is a revolutionary thinker, a wonderful writer and a practical activist is not, perhaps, news. (But there is something joyful in the rediscovery of same.) To those who didn’t know or don’t remember the Steinem story – founding Ms. Magazine, fighting for reproductive rights, waiting to marry until she was in her 60s! – it might be a revelation. Long before Sheryl Sandberg leaned in at work, Steinem was preaching the gospel of empowered women by, among other things, travelling the country and the world listening to people, gathering stories and insights, offering support of the intellectual and emotional kind. From the very first page – in which she dedicates her book to the British doctor who ended Steinem’s pregnancy, illegally, in 1957 – to the tales of a supposedly shy woman who admitted she wanted to nail their sloppy husband’s tossed-anywhere underwear to the floor, Steinem recounts a life well-travelled in every sense.
If the Holy Father could focus on just one thing, restoring the liturgy, restoring the beauty of our Temple worship, the rest of the problems in the Church and our relationship with the world would be resolved. Of course it wouldn’t be over night, but in a generation or two it would be repaired.
If the traditional liturgy was restored, so would traditional piety, which would restore the traditional family which would restore the social order to one where justice reigns.
It isn’t rocket science that since anachy has prevailed in the sactuary, so too in society.
If the right relationship exists between God and man, then we will have peace.
In the Church the modern sanctuary has led to a true rupture in that relationship, priests act like they are hosting a social gathering, the prayers and actions don’t fully indicate that a true sacrifice for sin is being made by the priest on behalf of the people and rarely indicate a level of awe and respect for the august sacrament. The faithful have no idea that they are to offer their daily sacrifices in union with the priest in persona Chrisi on the altar to the Father in reparation for sin. The laity are so ignorant of the faith that it is a true crisis.
RESTORE the liturgy and you will RESTORE the world.
Pope Francis …. are you listening…? .
She also made headlines for a New York Times op-ed in which she cited gender and not race as "probably the most restricting force in American life".  She elaborated, "Black men were given the vote a half-century before women of any race were allowed to mark a ballot, and generally have ascended to positions of power, from the military to the boardroom, before any women."  This was attacked, however, from critics saying that white women were given the vote unabridged in 1920, whereas many blacks, female or male, could not vote until the Voting Rights Act of 1965 , and some were lynched for trying, and that many white women advanced in the business and political worlds before black women and men.  The statement is also factually inaccurate, as women in various parts of the country were given the right to vote long before the Nineteenth Amendment was adopted. Wyoming Territory, for example, gave women the right to vote in 1869, prior to the adoption of the Fifteenth Amendment, giving black men the right to vote.