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.

Valentine’s Day - February 2020

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!

God’s Mercy and Kobe Bryant (Recommended for older students) - January 2020

In this eLesson students will explore Church teaching about God's mercy in light of the tragic death of basketball superstar Kobe Bryant. (NOTE TO TEACHERS: An article in this lesson mentions past accusations of rape, and contains one mild profanity.)

The Military Draft - January 2020

In this eLesson your students will explore the principles and procedure of a military draft in light of the Church's teaching on just war, the obligation of leaders and citizens, and the defense of the common good.

Thanksgiving Day - November 2019

In this eLesson, your students will explore what the Church teaches about man's inclination to give God thanks, how the Eucharist is the perfect expression of Thanksgiving, how we can authentically celebrate Thanksgiving Day, and much more.

The Power of Forgiveness - October 2019

In this eLesson your students will explore what the Church teaches about forgiveness in light of the recent trial of Amber Guyger, and how each of us is personally called to reflect the love of Christ in the world.