Teaching the Faith with Current Events


Apply Catholic principles beyond the classroom

How to Use

Use these 20-45 minute activities to help your students see how Catholic teaching applies to the real world.

How to Use

Use these 20-45 minute activities to help your students see how Catholic teaching applies to the real world.

This Month's Lessons

Welcome the Stranger: Assessing President Trump’s Temporary Travel Ban - February 2017

This month's eLesson will help your students analyze President Trump's temporary travel ban and consider Church teaching regarding refugees.

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The Presidential Inauguration and the Authority of Government - January 2017

This month's eLesson will help your students explore the events and meaning of the U.S. presidential inauguration and understand Church teaching on the nature of political authority.

Are Religious Christmas Displays Constitutional? - December 2016

This month's eLesson will help your students analyze and understand the protections of religious freedom afforded by the Constitution of the United States.

Why Are You Thankful? - A Little Litany of Thanksgiving - November 2016

With Thanksgiving soon approaching, this month's eLesson will help your students reflect on the reasons why they should be thankful to God for His blessings, not only on this national holiday, but everyday of the year.

A Crash Course on Elections in America - October 2016

Because of the significance and universal relevance of this topic, we have prepared several activities for you this month. A presidential election is a teachable moment that only comes along every four years! Therefore, we recommend teaching them all.