"Women and Poverty." NCCW WORD Magazine, September 1964


WORD, September 1964

Courtesy of ACUA

Catholic women asserted a charitable role in the Catholic community during the early 20th century. The National Council of Catholic Women's publication WORD provided Catholic women the opportunity to create a unique identity as Catholic and woman.

As you read the document, address the following questions:

  • What activities does the newsletter say that women should undertake to aid the war on poverty?
  • What do the adult education class topics say about Catholic people's view of religion in secular life?
  • Discuss how the war on poverty fits with the renewal of Catholic identity during Vatican II.