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A Healthy Approach to Life

It may be easy to think of church councils as having very little to do with our personal life. Yet the themes of Vatican Council II—change and renewal—are ones that we are called to live out for the rest of …

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Jesus, Teach Us to Pray

Read each of the following Scripture passages and explain in writing how they each give insight into Jesus’ prayer life.

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Making Connections

Complete the matching exercise below, using your textbook and the Bible to help find the answers.

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Practicing Biblical Exegesis

A worksheet where students are asked to demonstrate their understanding of biblical criticism by completing their own exegesis.

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The Work of Pope Pius X: Mind Map

Use the student book to complete this mind map.

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Three Renewal Movements

Work with your group to complete the section of this handout that corresponds to your assigned topic.

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School History Scavenger Hunt

Write your name and the names of your group members at the top of this handout. As a group, research the history of our school and complete the following questions. For each answer, note the source of your information. This …

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Reading Reflection: Pope John Paul II's 1992 Address to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences

In your group, read the excerpt from Pope Saint John Paul II’s 1992 Address to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. Work in your group to answer the questions about your assigned paragraph. Then complete the questions about the remaining paragraphs …

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Read and Reflect: A Brief Account of the Destruction of the Indians

Complete this handout as you read the excerpt from Bartolomé de las Casas’s A Brief Account of the Destruction of the Indians. Use a separate sheet of paper as needed.

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Film Reflection: The Mission

Complete this handout as you view the film The Mission (1986, 125 minutes, rated A-III and PG).

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Explorers, Conquistadors, and Missionaries Mind Map

Complete this mind map as you listen to the presentations of your classmates. Attach lines and boxes to each topic to add notes.

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Examining the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification

Answer the following questions as a group.

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Guided Notes: The Council of Trent

Guided notes about the Council of Trent.

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Reflecting on Luther's Theses

Read these five excerpts from Martin Luther’s Ninety-five Theses. Then answer the reflection questions. Use a separate sheet of paper if you need more room.

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Reviewing Martin Luther's Complaint and the Church's Response

Use this handout to take notes from the in-class presentation on article 28, “Luther’s Complaint,” in the student book.

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Web Quest on Renaissance Culture

Write your group member’s names at the top of this handout, and circle the topic assigned to your group. Use the Internet to locate three reliable sources about your group’s assigned topic in Renaissance culture. Use this handout to organize …

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Challenges to the Papacy

Complete this handout with your group as you review article 21, “Challenges to the Papacy,” in the student book.

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The Roman Empire at the Time of Charlemagne: Research Worksheet

Write a five-paragraph essay summarizing changes and significant events that affected the Church from the 700s through the 800s. Your essay must include suitable citations. You may use article 17, “Charlemagne: Holy Roman Emperor,” in the student book as a …

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Characteristics of Apologetics

With your group, read Saint Ignatius of Antioch’s letter to the Romans. Then answer the following questions.

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The Development of the New Testament

Use a separate sheet of paper to answer the following questions. Each group member must turn in an answer sheet.

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Handout: Praise Petition and Promise

The Lord’s Prayer includes three forms of prayer: praise, petition, and promise. Identify the types of prayer expressed in each phrase of the Lord’s Prayer.

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Handout: The Precepts of the Church

The Precepts of the Church direct us to participate in the sacramental life of the Church so that we might be nourished for living a moral life. Following are the Precepts of the Church as designated by the Catholic bishops …

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Handout: Jesus and Forgiveness

Read the passage listed under “Forgiveness and Salvation,” and then read your assigned passages from Matthew, Mark and John, or Luke, and answer the questions as your teacher has directed, either in writing (on a separate sheet of paper) or …

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