Catechetical Workshop

Created in Christ: A Catholic Response to the Sin of Racism, Archdiocese of Denver

February 04, 2022
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Archdiocese of Denver (Bl. Miguel Pro Catholic Academy, Westminster)
Westminster, CO • Directions

Join our Workshop staff for a FREE one-day program in the Archdiocese of Denver on the Catholic response to racism. This Workshop will guide teachers to help students consider how sin is at the root of racism, and how Christ helps us overcome sin and work for holiness, peace, and justice in the world. We will also examine how, though often well-intended, educational or political approaches that fail to acknowledge our wounded human nature and need for God’s grace will inevitably fall short or even make things worse. 

This Workshop blends scholar presentations with interactive pedagogical sessions, giving you a chance to explore content with a respected scholar, as well as explore and simulate practical teaching strategies with ready-to-use classroom materials. Share best practices with your fellow teachers, enjoy catered breakfast and lunch, and engage in both formal and informal discussions.


Check-in and Breakfast

Program Introduction

Principles for Having a Christ-Centered Educational Discussion on Racism
Spend time exploring and discussing principles to help guide class discussion on the topic of racism. This discussion will include use of sacred art, as well as a focus on how to keep these discussions centered on Christ and the Gospel.

The Dignity of the Person and Responding to the Sin of Racism
Enjoy the first of two presentations by a respected speaker, followed by Q & A.


Institutional Racism and Social Sin
Engage in interactive activities that will help students understand the roots of the sin of racism, and how Christ is the answer to confronting this evil.

Holy Mass


The Gospel vs. Secular Ideologies: A Catholic Response to Racism
Enjoy the second and final presentation by a respected scholar, followed by Q & A.

Racism, Solidarity, and Forgiveness
Spend time exploring how examples from American history have shown us the importance of the principle of solidarity in responding to the sin of racism, as well as the grace of forgiveness.

Additional Resources, Evaluation.

Join us, and you'll receive…

Catechetical Formation

Catechetical Formation

Engaging sessions by a catechetical scholar provide background knowledge so you can confidently engage students with our Faith.

Spriritual Formation

Spiritual Formation

You'll explore your vocation as a teacher, coming to see your calling as a witness to Christ in the classroom.

Practical Application

Practical Application

A veteran teacher follows each scholarly presentation with research-based teaching strategies, giving you immediate ways to apply this knowledge in the classroom.

Ready-to-Use Materials

Ready-to-Use Materials

Receive a free, classroom-tested teacher's guide featuring 10-12 lessons with classroom activities and sacred art.



Jose Gonzalez joined the team at Sophia Institute for Teachers in 2014 after more than 10 years as a Catholic high school teacher. In addition to teaching, Jose has experience working in parish and diocesan ministry. Jose has led over 300 of our workshops in over 50 dioceses, is the host of our new podcast, Christ in the Classroom, and contributes regularly to our teacher's guides and digital instructional resources. He has a BA in theology with a concentration in religious education from Franciscan University of Steubenville, and an MA in evangelization and catechesis from the Augustine Institute. Jose and his wife, Mary Beth, have four children.

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