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.

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!

“I will go unto the altar of my God” - January 2021

In this lesson, students will explore what Scripture and the Church proclaim about the public worship of God, discuss the role of government in Christian worship, consider how Catholics are called to respond in times of crisis and anxiety, and much more!

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.