Of course women have always worked in various regards, they even claim one of the oldest professions! Are you suggesting I'm positing that some spinsters parents take care of her? No, she should get a job. I'm solely discussing married with children and chasing careers, not some part-time job when the school-age children are off to school. Nor am I discussing what women have done during extraordinary times. The point is, stay at home mothers have the ability to work, and with the internet, certain jobs are easy to get as a telecommuter: a total win-win!
The women's liberation/feminism movement, inspired by a totally out of context understanding of the Rosie the Riveter Icon and all associated workers therein, is what started, along with the hippie movement (which goes back to the underground movements of the earlier generations), the downfall of the American society. Fact.
I'm not suggesting the Church or even society should have a problem with women working, I am merely expressing the reality that family life was a lot better off overall before this influx of women into the workforce in positions men have always traditionally held. I mean seriously. All it does is create more competition for jobs where none need be. When the need for jobs creates industry, it's often somehow tax-funded and doomed to failure. When industry creates jobs, they will be filled.
Any parent that is going to let their impressionable youngster be exposed to adults and their insane ideas about life, religion, etc as authority figures- assuming they don't use a known Catholic party for this- is an outright idiot in this day and age. Especially for kids who wouldn't normally be in school during the day due to their young age. I'm not even happy about the government forcing public school on people via taxation without the ability to use a school voucher or get a return for homeschooling outside of standardized test-administration cost.
As per St. Gianna, she had a ministry calling obviously. Should I lobby for Catholic women who are healthcare professionals to suck the pus out of wounds of patients because St. Catherine of Siena did it? Come on. I'm talking in general here and you have one example of a Saint who had a completely different station in life than most.
Why, I wonder, do women feel this crazy need to have a job, any job, when it leads to nothing but more stress or cost to offset the stress?
I'm talking good of society and family, feelings aren't even in the top 3. And all I'm reading is feelings and examples flailing to grasp a root.
Excellent, you were self-taught(?*) on life skills. *That's a parent's job. My mom, the stay at home one, took me in the laundry room and said, "here's how you wash your own clothes, don't break my washer", and went to doing other things with her newly open minutes. Dad, similarly, said, "this is how you do X, don't break my tools", and expected me to be self-sufficient by following instructions.
Per the stay-at-home concubines (they certainly aren't acting like mothers!), that's obviously bad parenting. I'm not espousing bad parenting, so, what does this have to do with anything pertinent other than the failings of a woman to do her parental duties? Same type of person is the reason affirmative-action hired Federal employees are such a poor example of workers- almost impossible to get fired. The stay-at-home mom knows she can't get fired per se, so, it is easier to become lazy. Friends are easier to hang out with than children who must submit to parental authority, so they make friends of their children and then wonder why they have smart mouths and/or are outright disrespectful.
Per the OP title, I'd say this: the USCCB isn't big or little on women working. I doubt they have an opinion in the extreme of either way. However, the USCCB cannot, in its PC-right mind, come out and say women shouldn't work in general/at all (nor am I saying this), as the actual (complex) social/moral teaching on such an issue would become so convoluted in controversy that pretty soon, sensational headlines such as "Perpetual Slaves!? USCCB Hates Women!" would appear. If 100, or even 50 years ago, you heard someone say a mother should be at home, the response would likely result in a comment analogous to the obvious lack of fecal matter in the direction of Sherlock. Now? The culture has changed, and with it, the family.
I will say this: Dad's shed didn't get burned down when mom was at home. :shrug: