Fall 2012 - Episode 12: Minorities in the Church
Episode Highlights

Discussion of what are some of the biggest challenges of Hispanic immigrants in the U.S. especially in terms of raising a family in the faith.

Interview with Elena Rodriguez about what advice she would you give a young adult who is struggling with living their faith in a new country and away from family and traditions.

Food for Thought
Meditate on scripture verse Hosea 4:6 My people perish for lack of knowledge. What are some creative ways to reach out to minorities in the parish especially on the Church’s teachings on life and morality?

How can the media be used for good in encouraging minorities to vote their values especially voting pro-life?

Why do you think minorities have been so aggressively targeted by the abortion industry? How can they help turn the tide of the Culture of Death?
Janet's Homework Assignment

Visit these websites:

www.hispanicsforlife.org - Hispanics for Life and Human Rights
www.hispanicleaders.net - Catholic Association of Latino Leaders (CALL )
www.blackcatholicchicago.org - National Black Catholic Congress

"It is one thing to acknowledge the fact that our country and our Church are becoming more and more Hispanic. That is simply the reality. What we do with that reality, however, is up to us." – Archbishop Jose H. Gomez


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

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.