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.

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.

Analyzing the News - September 2021

In this lesson students will deepen their understanding of current events and human actions by analyzing and comparing the sources from which they obtain information.

Evangelizing with Humor - April 2021

Discuss how memes, and a good sense of humor, can help bring people to Christ. After all, the world is sick and in need of the Divine Physician, and our joyful laughter is the best medicine!

Can Love be Legislated? - March 2021

Discuss the recent bill, HR-5 (the Equality Act) in light of the Church's teaching on our innate human dignity as men and women made in the image and likeness of God.

Valentine’s Day - February 2021

Valentine’s Day provides an opportunity for us to reflect on the love of Jesus Christ, which, through the grace of the Sacraments, nurtures and cultivates all other loves and relationships. Enjoy this free lesson from our Current Events archive!