Fall 2013 - Episode 6: Catholic and Divorced: Where Do I Fit In?
Highlighted Saint
St. Juliana of Nicodemia

Feast Day is Feb. 16th

Martyr: Early in the 4th Century, during the persecutions of Dioceltian, this young woman suffered martyrdom. According to legend, her family forced her into a marriage with a pagan, but she denied him, intending to convert him. Her husband, however, had her locked up and called on her to adjure her faith. While she was in prison the devil pestered her, trying to get her to obey her husband, and she struck him with her chains. In the end she was beheaded.

In art, she is often depicted with a winged devil or dragon near her or chained to her feet. She is invoked against contagious diseases.

Protector: Women in childbirth

Name: Juliana is of Latin origin and comes from the Roman family name Julia.
Janet's Homework Assignment
1) Reach out to a divorced friend who left the Church.
2) Share the teachings on the Church regarding divorced Catholics.
3) Invite a divorced friend back to Mass.

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.