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Friday, July 3, 2020

Classroom of Compassion

Three ingredients that foster warmth and support CARRIE SOUKUP A sweet boy in my fourth-grade class turned to his classmates for prayer. “My mom has cancer.”...

A Real Steal

“You shall not steal.” (EXODUS 20:15) TERENCE HEGARTY “See, I told you it would be easy!” you heard Lee say. She startled you because you couldn’t...

Respect Life Like Saint Francis

LISA A. COVINGTON Here is an activity to use to teach your students how to treat all of God's creation with respect. Scripture Reading Genesis 1:20-28 Prayer  Through the...

Forgiving the Debtor Releases Both of You – (2-min. video)

Franciscan Media offers this short 2-minute testimony of an adult woman sharing about the profound benefits of forgiveness. Suitable for teens and adults. Image courtesy...

Fr. Mike Schmitz on the Woman Woman movie and a Christian’s call to heroism

Suitable for high school age and older.

How Habits Help Teach Morality

Five Strategies for Thinking and Acting Morally JARED DEES With the limited time we have in religious education to teach our students morality, our focus tends...

Encounters with Jesus: 50 ways to help facilitate that with children, youth, and adults

MARY LOU ROSIEN In the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA), three weeks are devoted to the scrutinies — dedicated to self-examination, rooting out...

Explore the “Why” Behind the Commandments

The Christian Life Needs us to Address the "whys" of Morality BECKY GROTH There’s a difference between a nice person and a moral person. I’m sure...

The Works of Mercy (video)

A lesson for any age. Only music with subtitles and depictions of each work of mercy. Suitable for students old enough to read.

Teaching the Lord’s Prayer: “Lead us not into temptation…”

JAMES BLANKENSHIP And when he came to the place he said to them, "Pray that you may not enter into temptation."  – Luke 22:40 People, by...