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We've all heard about the "war on women," and most of us have been told that the Catholic Church is one of the main institutional oppressors of women. But it isn't true. There is indeed a war on women, but the Catholic Church stands firmly on the side of women against oppression!
The world has sold women a bill of goods. When it comes to abortion, birth control, or sex outside of marriage, women are told these actions or lifestyles are necessary for their true freedom. This so-called "freedom," however, has been narrowly defined by and limited to sexuality, and brings with it a host of physical, emotional and spiritual consequences.
In this elective, Teresa Tomeo takes a closer look at these "freedoms" and relates how medical science, sociological studies, and surveys performed by major secular institutions all show the truth of Catholic teaching concerning the fallout of the sexual revolution touted by radical feminists.
Compare for yourself what the culture says about the Church and women to what the Church really teaches about women. (It is after all, the Catholic Church who upholds the teaching that a woman, Mary the Mother of God, has been given the title "Queen of Heaven.") Among the Church documents referred to in this elective are:
Humanae Vitae by Pope Paul VI
Mulieris Dignitatem by Pope St. John Paul II
Papal Letter to Women by Pope St. John Paul II
Evangelium Vitae by Pope St. John Paul II
Women in the Early Church by Pope Benedict XVI
All the documents are hidden gems of truth and support the equality and dignity of women - and all of them are written by the men who govern the Catholic Church!
Finally, Teresa Tomeo will help you understand the Scriptures in a new way in terms of Jesus' interactions with women. You'll be able to appreciate his desire for women to embrace their true dignity and identity as daughters of the King of Kings.
Get the real story about women and the Catholic Church - Teresa Tomeo presents the facts, fictions, and timeless truths about the love of Christ and his Church for all women.
About the Author
Teresa Tomeo is an author, syndicated Catholic talk show host, and motivational speaker with more than 30 years of experience in TV, radio and newspaper.
In the year 2000, she left the secular media to start her own speaking and communications company, Teresa Tomeo Communications, LLC. Her daily morning radio program, Catholic Connection, is produced by Ave Maria Radio in Ann Arbor, Michigan and now heard on over 200 Catholic stations nationwide through the EWTN Global Catholic Radio Network. Her talk show is also carried on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio.
Ms. Tomeo is a columnist and special correspondent for the national Catholic newspaper,Our Sunday Visitor. She appears frequently on EWTN Catholic Television. Teresa and co-hosts the new EWTN program The Catholic View for Women. Teresa has also been featured on The O'Reilly Factor, Fox News, Fox & Friends, and MSNBC discussing issues of faith and media awareness.
In 2008 the she was chosen as only one of 270 delegates from around the world to attend the Vatican Women's Congress held in Rome marking the 20th Anniversary of John Paul the Second's Letter entitled On the Dignity and Vocation of Women.
As a speaker Teresa travels around the country addressing media awareness and activism, as well as sharing her reversion to the Catholic Church. Her latest book, Extreme Makeover: Women Transformed by Christ, Not Conformed to the Culture was just released in October of 2011 from Ignatius Press. Her first book, Noise: How Our Media Saturated Culture Dominates Lives and Dismantles Families, is published by Ascension Press and is a Catholic best seller and is already in its second print. Her second book, Newsflash! My Surprising Journey from Secular Anchor to Media Evangelist was published in September of 2008. Teresa has also co-authored a series of best selling Catholic books called All Things Girl for tween girls focusing on modesty and chastity. Teresa leads several pilgrimages and retreats each year to various holy places around the world. She is pleased to be a new lecturer for Catholic Courses speaking on subjects such as Manage Media Wisely and Women in the Church.
Item No: C701 (Grouped)
Publisher: Saint Benedict Press, LLC
Publication Date: 2012
Binding: DVD, CD, MP4 Video Download, MP3 Audio Download and Group Study Edition
4 Lectures (Approx. 30 min. each)
1. Women Are Made in God's Image
We will compare what our culture says about the Church and women to the truth of what Church teaches.
2. God's Unconditional Love for Women
John 4:1-30 provides a wealth of insight into the Lord’s desire for women to embrace their true dignity and identity as daughters of the King of Kings.
3. Church Documents For and About Women
We will discuss the "hidden gems" of Church teaching about women with a special emphasis on Humane Vitae, John Paul II’s Letter to Women, and Mulieris Dignitatem.
4. Mother Church Knows Best
Learn from the examples of inspiring women saints! We will describe an action plan to help women grow in their faith, discern fact from fiction, and experience an ‘extreme makeover’ in their relationship with Christ.