Fall 2013 - Episode 1: What Catholic Women Think
Highlighted Saint
St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross was a philosopher and a teacher and was very outspoken in her support of the Church. Her Feast Day is August 9th.

Edith Stein was born at Breslau, Poland, in 1891 into a Jewish German Family. Although raised in the Jewish tradition, at fourteen Edith declared herself an atheist. She studied Philosophy at Gottingen and Freiburg with fine results and was drawn to the Catholic Faith; she converted and received baptism in 1922. Her career as a teacher was interrupted by the racist Nuremburg Laws, and she entered the Carmelite convent of Cologne, taking the name of Teresa Benedicta of the Cross. In 1942, she was deported to the extermination camp of Auschwitz, where she died in a gas chamber. She was canonized in 1998. She is depicted in the Carmelite habit.

Teresa has been a patron saint of Europe since 1999, along with Saints Brigid of Sweden and Catherine of Siena

Name: Teresa is of Greek or German origin; in the first it means “huntress”, in the second, “strong and amiable woman.”
Janet's Homework Assignment
1) Visit “What Catholic Women Think” web site whatcatholicwomenthink.com.  Read the WhatCatholicWomenThink report, but also add your own opinion as a Catholic woman, to these and to other topics that are important to you.

2)Extreme Makeover “Contraception Deception” Chapter

3)Recall Abortion Chapter 10 “A Hard Pill To Swallow”

4) Humanae Vitae Study Guide available at www.prolifeproducts.org

Extreme Makeover
Extreme Makeover by Teresa Tomeo

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.

Recall Abortion: Ending the Abortion Industry's Exploitation of Women

by Janet Morana

Janet Morana exposes the myriad ways abortion exploits women, and calls for a National recall of this deadly procedure.

Sign the petition to recall abortion.
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
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.