A Bevy of Classroom Theology Resources from Teacher Gary Sullivan
Damien High School theology teacher Gary Sullivan offers an array of valuable classroom resources.
The Suffering of Children
This short story by Hans Christian Andersen introduces the perennial problem of child exploitation.
Reflections on Witness: Learning to Tell the Stories of Grace that Illumine Our Lives by Leonard J. DeLorenzo
Catholic adolescents are no different than Catholic adults: Both groups of Catholics often find it difficult to tell their own personal stories of faiths. Leonard DeLorenzo has taught thousands of teens and young adults to think about and share…
Helping Students Discover the Roots of Faith
Here are two activities you can do with your students to help them to critique their own faith history and better answer the question “Why do I believe in Jesus”?In ClassHelp students reflect on their most strongly held beliefs about…
Reflections on Christian Patriotism
Ask students to say aloud words or phrases that come immediately to them when you say the word “patriotism.” List the words on the board.Distribute a handout with the following quotations and questions. Read the first quotation…
Catholic Schools Week 2017
The annual Catholic Schools Week, sponsored by the National Catholic Educational Association, begins on Monday January 29 and runs until Saturday, Feburary 4. This year's theme is “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and…
A Discussion on the Sacrament of Penance
Here’s a short discussion activity you can lead prior to a fuller lesson on the Sacrament of Penance and, perhaps, participation by your students in the sacrament itself.
All Saints’ Day Lesson
Here’s a refresher on the role of saints in the Church, in lieu of the coming of All Saints’ Day on November 1.
Theology Teacher Resource: RelEdNewsletter
Mr. Charles Beech, a theology teacher at Christian Brothers High School in St. Louis, prepares RelEdNewsletter a monthly update of lessons, resources, and activities that are a very helpful supplement to a theology teacher's library. You can…
Ideas for Curricular Supplements on the World Meeting of Families
The World Meeting of Families will occur from Tuesday, September 22 to Friday, September 25, while the Holy Father’s presence in Philadelphia will be Saturday, September 26 and Sunday, September 27. It is important to recall that the World…