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: 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.

Access Past Lessons

The 100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima - October 2017

At the height of World War I, when Portuguese farmers were devastated by the horrors of war, miraculous events occurred in 1917 in an obscure agricultural town: Fatima. This eLesson offers the chance to explore Our Lady’s message for the whole world.

Natural Disasters: Why Doesn’t God Stop Them? How Should We Respond? - September 2017

Why does God allow events like hurricanes and earthquakes to take place when He could stop them? How should we respond when they happen? This lesson explores these topics and invites students to practice the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy.

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.

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.