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.

This Month's Lessons

Supreme Court and Religious Liberty - August 2022

In this lesson students will explore two recent Supreme Court cases on religious liberty in light of the First Amendment, which guarantees freedom of religion and speech to all Americans.

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Mary’s Month and Mother’s Day - May 2022

Mother's Day provides us with an opportunity to reflect on the wonderful and miraculous gift of motherhood as we experience it both in our families and in the universal Church. Mary, Mother of God, pray for us!

The Olympics and the Spiritual Life - January 2022

In this lesson, students will explore St. Paul’s comparison of the spiritual life to athletic training in light of the approaching Olympic Games.

Thanksgiving - November 2021

What is the true origin of Thanksgiving? And why should we as Catholics be thankful to God, not only on Thanksgiving, but every day of the year?

Authoritarian Mandates vs. Human Dignity - October 2021

In this lesson students will explore how free will is necessary for moral action in the context of the recent vaccine measures announced by the current administration.