Fr. Ripperger gives the Thomistic view on the societal, complementary roles of men and women within marriage: Generally speaking, it is not OK for men to take traditionally female roles, or for women to take traditionally male roles.  Of course there are circumstances that necessitate it.   According to Fr. Ripperger, if a married mother keeps a job outside of the home, when the circumstances are not grave enough to make it a matter of absolute necessity, she is committing gr