Tag: dignity

  • Faith Reflection: Conscience

    Saint Paul wrote that the difference between what we will know in heaven is as great as the difference between what we know now and what we knew when we were children: When I was a child, my speech, feelings, and thinking were all those of a child; now that I am a man, I […]

  • God in Our Family Life

    Consider the following excerpt from Amoris Laetitia by Pope Francis: Love rejoices with others 109. The expression chaírei epì te adikía[“rejoice over wrongdoing”] (1 Cor 13:6) has to do with a negativity lurking deep within a person’s heart. It is the toxic attitude of those who rejoice at seeing an injustice done to others. The […]

  • Be Generous

    Theme 1: Do I have a heart of gold? Outcomes Students will examine and evaluate their attitudes towards other people express the meaning of “pure of heart” identify ways they can be more generous in their attitudes understand how Jesus models a generous attitude toward others outline strategies for readjusting their attitudes when necessary Key Concepts […]

  • Be Forgiving

    Theme 1: What does it really mean to forgive? Outcomes Students will examine the ways Jesus models forgiveness define forgiveness express the Christian call to forgiveness identify areas in their life where they are called to forgive name and appreciate the fruits of forgiveness Key Concepts “Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy” (Matthew […]

  • Be Obedient

    Theme 1: Why should I obey my parents or anyone else in my family? Outcomes Students will explain and interpret the fourth commandment as it applies to families express the value of obedience and name the challenge of and limits to the Christian call to obedience identify duties, roles and responsibilities that are shared within Christian […]

  • Gender Roles

    https://w2.vatican.va/content/dam/francesco/pdf/apost_exhortations/documents/papa-francesco_esortazione-ap_20160319_amoris-laetitia_en.pdf   Paragraph 286 from Amoris Laetitia   286. Nor can we ignore the fact that the configuration of our own mode of being, whether as male or female, is not simply the result of biological or genetic factors, but of multiple elements having to do with temperament, family history, culture, experience, education, the influence […]

  • Who is my family?

    Humanity holds a special place in this work for the world. We humans are not just statistics, we are creatures with an infinite dignity conferred on us by the Creator. So much of the discussion of climate change and how our responsibility to the planet involves dry statistics that are easy to ignore. Less easy […]

  • Whose Truth?

    Survey: [polldaddy type=”iframe” survey=”6D15FDCCC3F1EF7C” height=”auto” domain=”dsader” id=”whose-truth”] Bible Readings: Skim these Scripture passages. Pick one that appeals to you and summarize its main point, tell how it relates to the theme “Understanding Epistemology”, list one or two thoughts that entered your mind when you read it. The Wealth of Wisdom Proverbs 8:1-10 Nature and Gods […]

  • Justice

    Not an option, justice is a mandate of Catholic faith. From the beginning, the educational mission of the church has been seem as participation in God’s saving mission. The divine edict of justice requires education for personal and social transformation. The Catholic school, since it is motivated by the gospel message of Jesus Christ to […]

  • Humanness

    In partnership with the entire community, the Catholic school has a value and importance that are fundamental to the integral human formation of children. In virtue of its mission, the Catholic school constantly and carefully attends to the cultivation in children of the intellectual, creative and aesthetic gifts of the human person. Catholic schools foster […]