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

Teaching with Current Events: Church in Times of Crisis - September 2018

We offer you this month some activities and suggestions for talking with your class about keeping the faith in confusing times. It is our hope that these resources can help you comfort the afflicted and counsel the doubtful in your classrooms and community

Access Past Lessons

Teaching with Current Events: Syrian Airstrikes and Just War Doctrine - April 2018

Recent airstrikes on Syria by the U.S. and its allies gives us an opportunity to consider Church teaching on just war, and to reflect on how to think critically about truth and justice in important geo-political situations.

Teaching with Current Events: Why Do Christians Offer “Thoughts and Prayers”? - February 2018

The recent school shooting in Florida has prompted some to question why we offer thoughts and prayers to victims of such horrific acts of violence. This lesson will explore this question and ask what we can do to prevent future acts of violence.

Teaching with Current Events: The March for Life - January 2018

The recent 45th annual March for Life gives us an opportunity to consider Church teaching on abortion and the right to life for all people and reflect on whether and how our society protects or fails to protect the most vulnerable.

Teaching with Current Events: How Should Men and Women Treat Each Other - December 2017

The news has been dominated lately with accusations and confessions of sexual misconduct and harassment. These events give us the chance to explore important questions about what makes a good and virtuous relationship between men and women.