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Scripture and Prayer

On this worksheet partners choose three scripture passages from both the Old and New Testaments. They then note how what each passage teaches about prayer and our relationship with God.

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When To Keep Things Confidential

After reading several pieces of information that might be shared by a friend, students decide which should be kept confidential and which might be shared with others.

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Please Help

This is a writing prompt to help students reflect on what it is like to be a virgin in society today.

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Questionnaire on Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS

This handout provides a list of True/False statements about sexually transmitted diseases and AIDS.

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Role-play: "I'm Pregnant"

This handout provides two role-play situations in which a couple has discovered they are pregnant.

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Opinionnaire on Gender Roles (Part 2)

Students share their opinions in response to a series of statements about gender roles in society.

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Opinionnaire on Gender Roles (Part 1)

Students share their opinions in response to a series of statements about gender roles in society.

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Attitudes About Sexuality

This handout presents a series of statements about sexuality. Students are to indicate their level of agreement or disagreement with each.

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How Do I Know That I Am Fully Alive?

This handout asks students to rank statements according to their beliefs about what it means to be fully alive.

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Cases to Examine: Dealing with Conflict

This handout provides three situations for students to read and evaluate. Students must give a suggestion for how to respond to the conflict in each scenario based on the strategies in the book.

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Cases to Examine: Self-respect

This handout provides three situations where teenagers are not fully respecting themselves. Students read the situations and respond with suggestions that demonstrate more self-respect.

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TV Truth: Keeping a Record

This handout provides a chart to help students keep track of the types of truths and lies portrayed on TV.

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An Inventory on Money Matters

This handout provides a chart to help students keep track of their expenditures during one week

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The Literature of Love

Reflection questions on William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116.

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Meeting the Needs of Sick People

A worksheet on sickness and healing in a community context.

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"The Secret Garden"

A set of questions that can be used to reflect on the movie “The Secret Garden,” a film that is an excellent example of reconciliation.

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"My Life"

A set of questions that can be used to reflect on the movie “My Life” and the key themes surrounding the sacrament of Reconciliation.

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Am I a Sacrament of Reconciliation?

This exercise can give students a better sense of their role as an instrument for reconciliation.

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Hungers

A worksheet that explores several different types of hunger that we experience.

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That Catholic Feeling

Whether or not you have been baptized, the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults outlines a process for growing in faith. Here are four statements from the introduction to the rite that describe characteristics of the process. After each statement, …

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My Baptismal History

If you were an infant when you were baptized, ask the following questions of your parents to learn more about the celebration of the sacrament. If you remember your Baptism, answer the questions yourself and ask your parents for details …

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Hugh's Life, My Life

After reading the fictional story of Hugh in the textbook, use the chart below to reflect on the similarities and differences in the faith life of Hugh and you!

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Jesus as Sacrament!

For each statement below, use your Bible to find at least three stories from the life of Jesus that support each theme. Write the citation of the stories under their respective statement, and be sure to tell which sacrament is …

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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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Prayer Objects, Prayerful Environment

After spending some time walking around a church or chapel and observing the ways that art is used to create a prayerful, sacred space, answer the following questions reflectively.

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"Field of Dreams"

The movie Field of Dreams is a modern-day parable that teaches some powerful lessons and connects with the major concepts in chapter 1 of the textbook. Ray Kinsella hears voices that tell him to build a baseball field in the …

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Finding God in My Life

As your textbook states, the Catholic belief about sacraments is that “God communicates through the people, places, actions, events, and experiences that shape a person’s life.” Consider the meaning of this statement in your own life by reflecting on the …

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Spirituality Action Plan

It is important for us to take stock of where we are in life and put plans in place to achieve our goals. It is important to do that in our spiritual life as well. We are all spiritual people. …

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Which Marriage Is More Promising?

Imagine that you know two engaged couples and that each couple has decided to write down the terms of their marriage agreement. The couples show you their “covenants,” which are offered below. As you read, consider the pluses and minuses …

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Karma Marga: "The Path of Works"

For each of the following actions, write a selfish motivation and a selfless motivation. Responses have been supplied for the first action as examples.

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The Wonders of God's Creation

For the next twenty-four hours, pay attention to experiences and details of your day. The following list suggests phenomena for you to observe, and you may think of other subjects for observation. Create an observation journal on a separate 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: A Prayer Chart

Use these questions to help you identify situations when you used each prayer form, and record as many situations as you can recall.

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Living in a Material World

A worksheet where students are asked to rank items on their necessity for living a happy life.

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Handout: Morally Good or Morally Suspect

For each situation, determine whether the action is right, neutral, or wrong; whether the intent is good or not good; and whether the circumstances allow you to decide freely or keep you from deciding freely.

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Called to Share the Mission of Jesus

Questions about how we can imitate Jesus’ example in the way we interact with others.

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How Can I Say

A breakdown of how to pray the Lord’s Prayer.

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Virtue al Reality

Different scenarios that could potentially result in moral dilemmas.

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Living in a Material World

Consider the following list of things. Which of them is necessary for you to have in order to be happy? Place a check mark in front of each one you feel is necessary.

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Promoting a Culture of Life

Place a check mark in the column that best describes the item.

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Lord, This Is for You

Reflection on the First Commandment.

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Morally Good or Morally Suspect

For each situation, determine whether the action itself is good, neutral, or bad; whether the intent is good; and whether the circumstances keep the person who is considering the action from acting freely.

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A Living Sign of Hope

We believe that because we are transformed by faith in the Risen Jesus, his presence in the world becomes more visible through us. Read the following statements that are based on Jesus’ teachings, and then answer the questions that follow. …

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How and Why Do People Suffer?

In the boxes below, give examples for each type of suffering, and respond to the questions that follow.

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Faith: Some Important Connections

In silence, answer all but the last question by yourself. The last question will be answered in small groups.

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Places in the Heart

A worksheet to go along with the video Places in the Heart.

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A Restless Heart

Read through the following questions and discuss your answers with your small group.

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Core Beliefs Practices and Attitudes of the Catholic Faith

Each statement below is a core belief of the Catholic faith. Choose a symbol (“I get it,” “I’m unsure,” or “I don’t get it”) that best reflects your understanding of each belief. Then briefly explain what you might know about …

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What Do I Know about the Catholic Faith

In the time allotted for this exercise, answer each question to the best of your knowledge. Each set of questions corresponds to the units you will study in this course and represents content you will cover in more detail in …

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Learning to Listen to God

A survey to assess a student’s listening skills.

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Divine Providence

A reflection worksheet to help students get a better sense of God’s Providence in their lives.

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A Conversation about the Future of Priestly Ministry

A worksheet with questions about the future of priestly ministry.

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The Effects of the Sacrament of Holy Orders

A worksheet completed in groups about the effects of the Sacrament of Holy Orders from both the book and the student’s personal knowledge.

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The Sacrament of Holy Orders Graphic Organizer

A worksheet completed in groups about the symbolic words and actions that take place during the Rite of Ordination, as well as their meaning and effect.

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The Formation of a Priest

While watching the PowerPoint “The Formation of a Priest”, the students must fill out this worksheet by filling in the blanks.

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What Will God Call Me to Do

A reflection worksheet and class discussion on the video Gang Busters: One Man’s Mission to Stop Bullets by Creating Jobs.

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A Preassessment of My Knowledge of the Sacrament of Holy Orders

A preassessment about things that a student already knows, thinks that they know, and wants to know about the Sacrament of Holy Orders.

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The Threefold Ministry of a Bishop

This resource is a group activity worksheet that has students list examples of the Bishop’s roles in the areas of teaching, governing, and sanctifying.

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A Call to Priestly Ministry

This resource is a discussion guide and worksheet about the call to priestly ministry based on the film clip from There Be Dragons.

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Understanding Christ the High Priest

A worksheet to help students understand Christ’s identity as the ultimate High Priest through examining scripture passages.

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A Preassessment of My Knowledge of the Vocation of Holy Orders

A preassessment of one’s knowledge of terms and concepts associated with the Vocation of Holy Orders.

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Family Life

A worksheet with questions about the meaning of the family, the responsibilities of parents, the domestic Church, as well as the influence parents have on their children in their moral and spiritual development.

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A Preassessment of My Knowledge of Preparation for the Sacrament of Marriage

A marriage preparation worksheet that examines childhood catechesis, social skills, family of origin, the virtue of chastity, pre-Cana preparation, marriage dispensations, nuptial Mass, responsibilities, and family planning.

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How Does Marriage Serve the Church?

A worksheet focusing on the ways love between Christian spouses serves the Church.

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The Key to Happiness: Listening to the Teacher!

An activity where groups of young people are asked to take a look at Scripture passages showing Jesus ”re-creating” an older ethical standard according to a new standard of love.

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Sacraments of Christian Initiation: The Foundation of Our Vocation

A group activity, where students are asked to "build” the foundation of the Church by describing how each Sacrament of Christian Initiation helps those who are initiated to authentically live their Christian vocation.

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Baptism: Entering the Circle of Life

A worksheet on Baptism with questions based on the "Circle of Life" segment from the Walt Disney movie, "The Lion King."

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Podcasts on Prayer

A worksheet where students are asked to create a series of teen-friendly podcasts about prayer.

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Good Friday Intercessions

A handout that guides students through writing their own Good Friday intercessions.

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Understanding the Lord's Prayer

An activity to help students understand the Lord's Prayer from "The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth" Teacher Guide.

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Communal Prayer

A worksheet to help in preparing for a celebration of the Eucharist, from "The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth" Teacher Guide.

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Pray in Good Form

A worksheet, from "The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth" Teacher Guide, to assist students in researching and presenting different prayer forms.

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Prayer 101 An Introduction

An introduction to prayer from "The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth" Teacher Guide.

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What Is Prayer

A worksheet, found in “The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth” Teacher Guide, that is based on students’ current understanding and experience with prayer.

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The Cardinal Virtues

A handout on defining the Cardinal Virtues and describing how a person who exhibits the Cardinal Virtues acts.

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The Ten Commandments

A worksheet focused on what the Ten Commandments teach us about living in right relationship with God and with our neighbors.

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Honoring God

A worksheet on honoring God based on students’ knowledge of the first three Commandments.

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What Makes Something Moral?

Two scenarios that involve people making moral choices. Students are asked to identify the object, intention, and circumstances surrounding the act in the scenario and indicate whether the choice is morally good or morally bad.

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A Biblical and Symbolic Look at the Sacraments of Healing and the Sacraments at the Service of Communion

A worksheet that takes a biblical and symbolic look at the Sacraments of Healing and the Sacraments at the Service of Communion.

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Just a Closer Walk with Thee

A worksheet where students are asked to read and reflect on the Gospel of Luke’s powerful image of how Christ is present in the celebration of the Eucharist through the story of the two disciples on the road to Emmaus.

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The Sacraments of Christian Initiation on My Parish

A worksheet where students are asked to look at the Sacraments of Christian Initiation in their parishes.

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A Biblical and Symbolic Look at the Sacraments of Christian Initiation

A worksheet that takes a look at the biblical and symbolic elements of the Sacraments of Christian Initiation.

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What Is a Symbol?

A worksheet on symbols, their abstract meanings, and how they are integral parts of Church liturgies.

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Sacraments as Privileged Encounters with Jesus Christ

A worksheet that looks at the seven Sacraments.

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Lifelong Journey

Several questions about yourself and relationships to consider before entering into the permanent covenant of marriage.

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Equal Partners in Marriage

A numbers of questions relating to the equality of men and women in society as well as in marriage.

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Statements from the Catechism on the Sacraments at the Service of Communion

Several passages from the Catechism of the Catholic Church on the Sacraments at the Service of Communion that students can cut apart to use as study tools.

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Christ's Healing Power in Society

A worksheet where a problem in society or in the world that needs to be healed is addressed through Christ's healing power.

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The Meaning of Healing

A reflection exercise on the meaning of healing.

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Invictus Forgiveness Reconciliation and Healing

Questions dealing with the issues presented in the film “Invictus.”

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The Sacrament of Pardon and Peace

A set of questions that accompany the PowerPoint presentation “The Sacrament of Pardon and Peace.”

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Stories of Reconciliation and Healing

An activity where students use the spaces provided to write a description of a true story that illustrates forgiveness, reconciliation, or healing.

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Is Your Life a Eucharistic Journey?

A worksheet where students are asked to reflect on the relationship between their faith journey and the celebration of the Eucharist.

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Ministries at Mass

A worksheet centered on the ministries at Mass.

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A Place at the Table

Questions about the significance of sharing a meal with others, and how sharing a meal pertains to the celebration of the Eucharist.

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A Preassessment of My Knowledge of the Eucharist: Part II

A preassessment exercise on students’ knowledge of the Eucharist: Part II.

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The Eucharist in the Scriptures

A worksheet on the numerous accounts of the Eucharist in the Scriptures.

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What's in a Name

A worksheet where different names for the Eucharist are listed and students must discover the history of the name as well as the dynamic action that is revealed by the name.

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Babette's Feast

A worksheet on “Babette’s Feast”, from “The Sacraments: Encounters with Christ.”

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A Personal Inventory of My Potential

A worksheet comprised of questions, columns, and numbers, where students can rate themselves and see if they are achieving their full potential.

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Preassessment of My Knowledge of the Eucharist Part I

A preassessment exercise on students’ knowledge of the Eucharist: Part I.

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Vocabulary for Unit 5 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

A list of several vocabulary terms and definition for Unit 5 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

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Violence versus Nonviolence

A worksheet where students fill in what they know and understand about violence and nonviolence.

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Sweatshop Inquiry

A sweatshop inquiry worksheet on different industries.

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"Homeless: Motel Kids of Orange County" Movie Guide

A movie guide with questions pertaining to the film “Homeless: The Motel Kids of Orange County.”

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Mirror Exercise

An exercise that encourages students to reflect on how they are different from others, and how they can respectfully respond to these differences.

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Living As a Steward of Creation

An activity where students decipher the main ideas of several Church documents, and then make connections to Genesis creations accounts and the call to be stewards of creation.

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Vocabulary for Unit 4 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

A list of vocabulary terms for Unit 4 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

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Vocabulary for Unit 7 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

A list of vocabulary terms for Unit 7 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

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Introspect and Interview

A worksheet on introspect and knowledge gained from interviews on important life issues including abortion, in vitro fertilization, stem-cell research, euthanasia, the death penalty, and immigration.

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The Rite of Confirmation

A worksheet on the Rite of Confirmation, with blank spaces for students to write down important information.

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Confirmation East and West

A chart where students can compare and contrast Confirmation in the Eastern Catholic Church and the Western Catholic Church.

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Who Is the Holy Spirit

A worksheet that uses Scripture passages to help students discover who the Holy Spirit is.

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Personal Experiences of Confirmation

Short answer questions on students’ personal experiences of confirmation.

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Preassessment of My Knowledge of Confirmation

A preassessment of students’ knowledge of the Sacrament of Confirmation.

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Reflecting on the Meaning of Infant Baptism

A worksheet focused on reflecting on the meaning of infant Baptism.

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Preassessment of My Knowledge of Baptism and RCIA

A preassessment of students' knowledge of Baptism and RCIA.

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The Meaning of Redemption (I)

This survey provides an opportunity for students to identify some areas of their lives that they feel they need help to improve. Part 1 of this exercise is strictly personal; however, students’ reflections will help them with a complementary group …

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The Sacraments Seven Ways of Experiencing Christ

This chart contains a concise overview of each of the Seven Sacraments. Some information is left out for students to fill in.

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Describing Symbols and Rituals

A reading and questions on describing Symbols and Rituals, from "The Sacraments: Encounters with Christ."

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Identifying Symbols and Rituals

A worksheet on identifying symbols and rituals from objects and actions, from “The Sacraments: Encounters with Christ.”

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Preassessment Questions

Preassessment questions on students’ knowledge of the Sacraments.

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The Liturgical Year

A research assignment on the Liturgical Year: unfolding the Paschal Mystery.

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Story Critique

Guidelines for critiquing “What is My Story?” from “The Sacraments: Encounters with Christ.”

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Human Expression Through Ritual

An activity on human expression through ritual from "The Sacraments: Encounters with Christ."

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Preassessment of My Knowledge of the Church's Liturgy

A preassessment of knowledge on the Church's Liturgy.

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Facing the FACTS

An activity on the FACTS decision-making process used when faced with a moral dilemma.

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Matrix for Teachings on Forgiveness

A matrix activity for teachings on forgiveness, from "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Temptations and Grace

Quotations and questions dealing with temptations and grace, from "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Vocabulary for Unit 8

Vocabulary terms for Unit 8 of "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Sexual Integrity or Sexual Disintegration

A worksheet dealing the with concepts of sexual integrity and sexual disintegration, from "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Celebrating Marriage

A worksheet dealing with the rite of the Sacrament of Matrimony, from "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Vocabulary for Unit 7

Vocabulary terms for Unit 7 of "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Blessed Are the Peacemakers

A worksheet with short answer questions, from "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Research Directions on Respect for Life Issues

Directions to research respect for life issues, from "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Beginning of Life and End of Life Issues Worksheet

A worksheet on beginning of life and end of life issues, from "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Vocabulary for Unit 6

Vocabulary terms for Unit 6 of "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Our Catholic Faith in Action

A chart that accompanies the Web Quest on our Catholic faith in action, from "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Calling Society to Justice Worksheet

A worksheet on calling society to justice, from "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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The Fourth Commandment and The Ten Commandments

A worksheet regarding the Ten Commandments, especially the Fourth Commandment, from "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Unit 4 Preassessment

A preassessment for Unit 4 of "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Directions for Short Research Report

Directions for a short research report dealing with topics from "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Icons and iconography: Awe and Reverence

A research assignment dealing with icons, iconography, awe, and reverence, from "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Choosing a Path to Life

An exercise on choosing a path to life, from "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Vocabulary for Unit 3

Vocabulary terms for Unit 3 of "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Unit 3 Preassassment

A preassessment for Unit 3 of "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Determing the Elements of Human Acts

A worksheet on determining the elements of human acts from "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Gospel Reflection on Sin and Salvation

A Gospel reflection on sin and salvation from "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Defining Sin

A worksheet on defining sin from "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Sin and Salvation

A worksheet on sin and salvation from "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Reading Guide for the Splendor of the Truth

A reading guide for the Splendor of Truth from "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Values in New Testament Moral Teachings

A worksheet on values in New Testament moral teachings from "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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A Look at Moral Law

A look at moral law from "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Survey Summary Life in Christ

A survey summary for "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Unit 1 Preassessment

A preassessment for Unit 1 of "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Gifts of the Holy Spirit

This worksheet is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can learn about the 7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit and use their own words to describe what each gift is.

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Prayers of Petition

This handout is part of the Living in Christ Series. It gives students spaces to write their own intentions and petitions as a prayer activity.

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Reflection on the Greatest Commandments

This worksheet is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can study and reflect on the Greatest Commandments: to love God with your whole mind, body and soul, and to love your neighbor as yourself.

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