Episode 1: Introduction of The Catholic View for Women
In developing the idea for The Catholic View For Women we have
established the following goals for our show:
- To reach Catholic women in the pews who are cafeteria
Catholics, who have never been exposed to the fullness of
the faith because of poor Catechesis.
- To reach fallen away Catholic women like us and show
them the beauty of the faith/Church teaching and how Jesus
is the greatest liberator of women and the greatest source
of our dignity.
- To reach un-churched who have completely fallen away
from the faith.
- To encourage today’s faithful Catholic women that they
can be in the world and not of the world.
- To meet women where they are at in their walk with the
Lord and the Church.
- To help parents in their efforts to raise their
daughters as faith-filled Catholic women.
- To offer a positive, relevant, and fun alternative to
today’s toxic TV shows targeting women.
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.
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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.
- Have you ever thought about your own faith journey?
- Take time to write down your story and reflect on how God has
been present in your life.
- Did you ever stray from the Church? What led to that and why?
- If you’ve been a faithful Catholic all your life, what do you
think kept you strong?
- Have you ever shared your faith journey with family members
- How do you think you could use your testimony to help others
to answer the Baptismal call to evangelize?
Janet's Homework Assignment
the show we gave the following quote from
John Paul ll’s
Letter to Women:
"This word of thanks to the Lord for his mysterious plan
regarding the vocation and mission of women in the world is at
the same time a concrete and direct word of thanks to women,
to every woman, for all that they represent in the life of
Thank you, women who are mothers! You have sheltered human
beings within yourselves in a unique experience of joy and
travail. This experience makes you become God's own smile upon
the newborn child, the one who guides your child's first
steps, who helps it to grow, and who is the anchor as the
child makes its way along the journey of life.
Thank you, women who are wives! You irrevocably join your
future to that of your husbands, in a relationship of mutual
giving, at the service of love and life.
Thank you, women who are daughters and women who are sisters!
Into the heart of the family, and then of all society, you
bring the richness of your sensitivity, your intuitiveness,
your generosity and fidelity.
Thank you, women who work! You are present and active in every
area of life--social, economic, cultural, artistic and
political. In this way you make an indispensable contribution
to the growth of a culture which unites reason and feeling, to
a model of life ever open to the sense of "mystery," to the
establishment of economic and political structures ever more
worthy of humanity.
Thank you, consecrated women! Following the example of the
greatest of women, the Mother of Jesus Christ, the Incarnate
Word, you open yourselves with obedience and fidelity to the
gift of God's love. You help the Church and all mankind to
experience a "spousal" relationship to God, one which
magnificently expresses the fellowship which God wishes to
establish with his creatures.
Thank you, every woman, for the simple fact of being a woman!
Through the insight which is so much a part of your womanhood
you enrich the world's understanding and help to make human
relations more honest and authentic."
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