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The Life of Pope Francis

A fun cartoon detailing the life of Pope Francis.

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The Day of the Dead

The video "The Day of the Dead," available on YouTube (3:49), offers a good overview of the Mexican celebration for the "Day of the Dead" activity on day 4.

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C4: Ignite Your Catholic Faith—What are the Marks of the Church?

The video "C4: Ignite Your Catholic Faith—What Are the Marks of the Church?" is available on YouTube (3:32), and is used for the "On Your Marks" activity on day 1.

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Introduction to the Liturgy of the Eucharist

The video "Introduction to the Liturgy of the Eucharist," by dioceseofstpete, available on YouTube (1:50), offers an overview of material presented in the Handbook. It is especially helpful for day 1, but would be effective on any day.

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Precepts of the Church

The video "Precepts of the Church," by Saint Mary’s Press, available on YouTube (0:51), is an option for day 4.

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Creating a Triptych

This is a description for an art project where students express the relationship between Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition.

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Catholicism is Universal

A personal story about discovering how Catholicism is truly universal.

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Chapter 23 Activity: How Much Do You Know about the Church?

The descriptions below relate to the Church, present and past. Write the word or name from the box that matches each description. Some words will be used more than once.

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The Wise Old Man on the Porch

A personal story about seeing the Church as a wise elder sitting on a porch.

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Chapter 14 Activities

Activities for Chapter 14 The Organization of the Catholic Church, including a core activity, core activity extension, and additional activities.

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Being versus Doing

A scripture passage from the Gospel of Luke about Martha and Mary is read along with a commentary, and is followed by large group discussion questions.

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Sr. Thea: Her Own Story

A list of discussion questions from the video Sr. Thea: Her Own Story.

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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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Who is Pope Francis?

A brief video on Pope Francis.

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Video: The Famous Verse

A short explanation of John 3:16, discussing justification by faith versus salvation as a gift.

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The Green Verse

A video on the order of the universe.

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Creation and Science

A short video about the theological and scientific views on creation.

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How Can God be in Purgatory and Hell at the Same Time?

A brief explanation of God's presence, or lack thereof, in Purgatory and Hell.

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30th Anniversary of John Paul II’s Assassination Attempt

A video explaining the assassination attempt on Pope Saint John Paul II's life.

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Faith, Hope, and Love

A short video on the virtue of faith.

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Is Purgatory a Physical Place?

A brief discussion on Purgatory, and if it is a physical place.

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Universal Mission

A short video on the universal mission of the Church.

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When You Recite the Creed

A short video on why you shouldn't just say the Creed, you should pray the Creed.

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The Second Vatican Council

A brief overview of the Second Vatican Council.

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