Can Mothers Work?

Can a woman be a mother and also work? It is the responsibility of all parents to discern what is best for their children, for their family. Part of this discernment typically involves deciding whether one parent stays home or both parents work. This decision is not always easy or straightforward. Fr. Josh Johnson is joined by Deacon Michael Parker to talk about this decision and what proper discernment looks like.

Snippet from the Show
At every stage of life, we are called to discern what God’s will is for our lives. As parents, we must also discern what is best for our children.


Glory Story (1:38)

Question (6:06)

Can mothers work?

Saint Story: Servant of God Dorothy Day (27:29)

Dorothy Day was born in 1897 in Brooklyn, NY and grew up Episcopalian. After her father lost his job, Dorothy and her family had poor living conditions. Dorothy initially went to college but dropped out when she obtained a job working for a newspaper.

Dorothy converted to Catholicism after her daughter was born. She had her daughter baptized Catholic and also entered the Church herself.

Dorothy eventually founded the paper, The Catholic Worker. Through this paper, she educated people on matters of faith and social justice.

Dorothy Day died in 1980. The cause for her canonization was opened in 2000.


Meet Fr. Josh Johnson

While Fr. Josh was raised Catholic, he didn’t like the Church growing up. Then, one day in adoration, he fell in love with Jesus and received the call to become a priest.

Now, Fr. Josh is the Vocations Director of the Diocese of Baton Rouge in Louisiana. He is a presenter in four of Ascension’s programs: Altaration, YOU: Life, Love, and the Theology of the Body, The 99, and Connected: Catholic Social Teaching for This Generation, as well as the author of Broken and Blessed: An Invitation to My Generation, Pocket Guide to Adoration, and co-author of Pocket Guide to Reconciliation.

1 Comment

  1. Hi Father Josh,
    I have been listening to you for several years and appreciate your podcasts. I enjoy the different music you use but think that it is too long. I would like to hear from you and your guests! God Bless You and your work!🙏🙏


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