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.

This Month's Lessons

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.

Access Past Lessons

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.

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.