This handout presents numerous questions about healthy, life-long marriages for students to think about and answer.
This handout presents several real-life family situations about which students must evaluate and make a decision.
This handout provides several examples of parenting dilemmas. Students are to read the situations, choose a course of action, and explain their thoughts.
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.
Students read and respond to several stories about what it means to love yourself and others.
On this handout students calculate the fixed expenses of an independent adult on a monthly and yearly basis.
Students categorize their favorite leisure activities based on the primary benefit they receive from each.
This handout provides a diagram for students to fill in as they reflect on the impact of friendship and relationships.
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.
Answer the following questions about your calling.
Evaluate the degree to which the seven themes of Catholic social teaching are present in a given situation. Use the scale below each theme to rank the extent to which it is present or absent, and write N/A (not applicable) …
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, …
Without thinking for too long on any one item, complete the following sentences.
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 …
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!
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 …
Reflect on and answer in writing the following questions as you visit a cemetery.
Read each of the following Scripture passages and explain in writing how they each give insight into Jesus’ prayer life.
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.
The dress and demeanor of people involved in rituals tell us much about what the activity is all about. Discuss with your group each of the situations below and write your thoughts in the space provided.
Conversion is an ongoing process that we engage in throughout our lives. Some people may have a dramatic conversion experience like Saint Paul in the Acts of the Apostles, but most people have smaller, less dramatic experiences that cause them …
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 …
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 …
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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