This handout provides several real-life situations that teens might encounter. Students are challenged to respond to the situations and give advice to other teens.
This prayer for a large group asks for our eyes to be opened to the injustices in the world and our souls to be strengthened by Christ’s presence.
This article gives several suggestions of how an individual can bring about distributive justice.
A list of justice-centered biblical passages that can be used for preparing class prayers and liturgies, as a resource for assignments, and for your own reflection and prayer.
Several articles from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Convention on the Rights of the Child.
An article about Jesus’ command to love everyone, even those who society has deemed unlovable.
A reading, with reflection questions, on living out God’s Call of unconditional love, agape, for all.
A self-quiz, or self-assessment, on faithful citizenship.
An article on war and peace in Catholic social teaching.
An article on the foundations for a justified war and the just war doctrine.
An article on the principles of Catholic social teaching for business ethics.
A small-group planning sheet for a classroom prayer service on living the life of a disciple.
This article is part of the Living in Christ Series. It is a great introduction to the Church, social ethics and politics in the United States.
This article is part of the Living in Christ Series. It discusses 5 stages in introducing service learning to a classrooom setting.
This article from the Living in Christ Series discusses holiness: what it is, who is called, and how to live it out. Both the Church and the people in it are holy.
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Editor's note: The names of the minors in this story have been changed to preserve confidentiality, in accordance with the wishes of Holy Cross Children's Services. DETROIT--When Tonya entered a youth detention home of the Holy Cross Children's Services …
Highlights of Catholic Documents on Justice and Peace The following link will take you to a PDF document that sumarizes many of the key points from Church documents addressing the social teachings of the Catholic Church. http://www.smp.org/Images/Complementary/Highlights.pdf
Please respond "Lord hear our prayer" Let us pray for all Believers around the world and those who seek Christ, that they may receive blessings and open their hearts to God's word… We pray to the Lord For all experiencing …
Dear young friends, The recent, tragic events continue to leave us all shocked, confused, scared, and sorrowful. At this time, nothing is more important than to turn our hearts to Jesus. Perhaps, we can find comfort in the words of …
Pacifism: "We No Longer Learn War" How can we apply Jesus command to love our enemies when our whole nation has been attacked? Over the centuries, how Christians have attempted to apply Jesus teachings on violence to their lives has …
In the wake of the 11 September terrorist attacks, many people are calling for military retaliation against whatever group or country is ultimately found to be responsible. The desire to strike back at those who hurt us is understandable, but …
Every day things occur in this world that shake my faith and test my beliefs. I see things happening like famine and civil wars, and things that hit close to home like cancer and AIDS. I find myself constantly questioning …
Adonai Shalom “Lord of Peace” Adonai Shalom Lord, let there be peace in my heart, so that it may be open to feel love, kindness, and goodness. Adonai Shalom Lord, let there be peace in my life, so that I …
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