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

The Most Important Reasons Why Life is Worth it - May 2017

In this month's eLesson, students will consider Catholic teaching about the beauty and dignity of human life, what it means to be made in the image and likeness of God, the question of sin, suffering, and evil, and the Catholic understanding of suicide.

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March Madness and the Catholic Understanding of the Good Life - March 2017

In this month's eLesson, students explore several topics from a Catholic perspective: healthy competition, how sports can help us grow in virtue, and the meaning of leisure. Finally, they will develop a plan to cultivate holy leisure in their own lives.

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.

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.