Thursday, August 22, 2019

Women Working a "Good Thing"?

A Catholic lecture-circuit woman from Louisiana tweets ....umnnhhhh...."wisdom."

St. Gianna Beretta Molla was a physician 
St. Zelie Martin was a lacemaker 
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton & 
St. Katharine Drexel built schools 
St. Joan of Arc was a soldier 
St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross was a philosopher 
So it looks like women working IS a good thing...huh. Wow.
 Without going into that whole debate, we can make an observation that Ms. Katie avoids:

ONLY TWO OF THOSE WOMEN WERE MARRIED WITH KIDS, those being St. Gianna and St. Zelie.

It's not so easy to make a case for mothers working outside the home, especially if fathers are ALSO working outside the home, given the sociology we have today.  'Fess up, Katie.


Mary Martha said...

St. Gianna very much was married with kids and a physician.

Dad29 said...

You read my post exactly right!!

But note also: the lace biz was an "in-home" biz, and it's likely that St Gianna's practice was also home-based, as was the custom even here in the USA through the 1940's.