Originally Posted by js1975
Would you consider it heretical to say that the pain suffered during childbirth, in a woman in the state of grace, can be included to increase in holiness. Much in the same way that my voluntary suffering for my love of God increases my holiness.
Almost any suffering offered to God can be virtuous and contribute to holiness.
I did not say heretical; I only said false.
There is a tendency among some theologians to praise women excessively, and to refrain from any praise for men. This probably results from the influence of modern society, which has the same tendency.