What did he mean when he said, “… woman’s greatest feminine gifts has nothing to do with material advancement, it is the gift of maternity — both the physical kind and the spiritual maternity that embraces society, contains it, and brings new life to it.” Try to be specific in your explanation.

In the name of Jesus, and with the heart of Mary who stands at the foot of the cross, the church must not only look within, but look without. It must not only stand with women who suffer, but alleviate their need.

Women, themselves, too, must embrace a deeper call. Never before in world history have there been so many women who have been given so much materially. Yet one of woman’s greatest feminine gifts has nothing to do with material advancement, it is the gift of maternity — both the physical kind and the spiritual maternity that embraces society, contains it, and brings new life to it. (Read entirety of the article here.)