Episode 6: Women and the Church through the Centuries
Episode Highlights
  • Teresa Tomeo discusses the groundbreaking Congress for Women conducted by the Vatican in 2008 on the 20th anniversary of Blessed John Paul II’s document on the Dignity and Vocation of Women/Mulieris Dignitatem.
  • Co-hosts discuss great 20th Century women heroes from the Church.
  • Our women on the street comment on what it means to be a Catholic woman in the culture today.
  • Co-hosts discuss how the Church has promoted women over the centuries.
  • Teresa interviews Art History Professor and Catholic writer and commentator Liz Lev on how the Church has portrayed women in religious art.

The Kitchen Madonna

The Kitchen Madonna:
Patroness of The Catholic View for Women

Mary was not only Jesus' Mother, but also a housewife. Her utensils are earthly and heavenly symbols. The key represents the safety in the house and also the way into heaven. The kettle symbolizes nourishment for body and soul. The broom represents cleanliness in the home and in thoughts and deeds. 
Available from EWTN Religious Catalogue
The Magnificat
Magnificat is a lavishly printed, easy-to-read pocket-sized worship aid, of more than 400 pages.

Magnificat can be used to follow the daily Mass and can also be read at home for personal or family prayer.
Available at Magnificat
Extreme Makeover
Extreme Makeover
by Teresa Tomeo Coming This Fall! Pre-order now!

Teresa Tomeo pulls together the latest research on social behavior and trends to demonstrate that women are harming themselves and their chances for true happiness by adopting the thoroughly modern, sexually liberated lifestyle portrayed in magazines and movies. Packed with not only persuasive statistics but also powerful personal testimonies, Extreme Makeover shows that it is not the slogans of the sexual revolution and the women’s liberation movement that free and dignify women, but the beautiful teachings of the Catholic Church.
Consider praying the Divine Office on a daily basis. 
The Divine Office provides psalms and prayers to be prayed at different times of the day. 
See www.divineoffice.org.

Discussion Questions
  • How do you believe the Church has presented women throughout the centuries?
  •  How do you believe the Church has treated women in terms of a woman’s dignity and equality?
  •  Do you have different perspective on the Church after viewing this episode?
  •  Take a few minutes to compare and reflect on how today’s oversexualized culture portrays women verses how the Church portrays women. What are the key differences?
  •  Have you read any of the documents on women especially John Paul II’s Letter to Women, Mulieris Dignitatem, and his Letter to Artists
Janet's Homework Assignment
Janet's Homework

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Read the documents we suggested and discuss them: Papal Letter to Women, Mulieris Dignitatem, Humane Vitae.