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.

Christ is King and Lord of All - November 2020

In this lesson, students will explore the reality of Christ's reign over all things in the context of the presidential election, and discuss how we can take part in the Church's mission of proclaiming the kingship of Christ to the world.

Peacemakers will be Called Children of God - September 2020

In this eLesson, students will explore what the Church teaches about charity in the face of violence and social discord, discuss how to bring about social healing and reconciliation as disciples of Christ, and consider what it means to a peacemaker.

Our Spiritual Unity in a Time of Crisis - August 2020

In this eLesson, students will learn what the Catechism proclaims about the role of the Holy Spirit in the life of the Church and consider the ways in which the Holy Spirit is at work in the world amid this health crisis.

Mary’s Month and Mother’s Day - May 2020

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!

COVID-19: Solidarity during Social Distancing - March 2020

In this eLesson students will explore what the Church teaches about the principle of solidarity. In these trying and uncertain times, cultivating the virtue of solidarity will help us to love our neighbor and carry out the Works of Mercy in our lives.