The reigning ideology tells us that the unkempt contours of female fertility must be scoured away by a masculine, mechanizing ideology in order to fit into the smooth cogs of the sexual revolution. But is the only paradigm that applies to female fertility one of technological “control”?
The contraceptive mindset cannot avoid scapegoating women’s bodies as the cause of both personal and societal problems. By contrast, the Church, with critical and prophetic clarity, points out that it is selfish desire, not the female body, that is the source of our problems.
Named "Best of The Public Discourse, 2017"
A book review, named in the Best of The Public Discourse of 2015
A new biography of Margaret Sanger fails to confront the Planned Parenthood founder's ideological commitment to eugenics and population control.
"The Body, Alienation, and Gift in Marx and Wojtyła"
was published in Pensando il Lavoro, Atti del Convegno “The Heart of Work” Pontificia Università della Santa Croce. Roma, 19-20 Ottobre 2017. You can download the paper here: https://sjs.academia.edu/AngelaFranks
"Thinking the Body with Karol Wojtyła"
was published by Nova et Vetera (American edition) in January 2018. You can download the paper here: https://sjs.academia.edu/AngelaFranks
was published by The Thomist in 1998. You can download the paper here: https://sjs.academia.edu/AngelaFranks