This reflection encourages youth to consider how they are taking care of those in need and helps them learn about the corporal works of mercy.
Is it OK to say that a person’s behavior is wrong? Or is that judgmental? Fr. Mike Schmitz explains in this video. Jesus tells us not to judge a person’s heart, but he does command us to judge the actions of others. So we should not condemn someone’s heart, but we can discern that actions are wrong.
Jesus commanded us to love. The Catholic Church teaches that respecting life is more than just not hurting other people. We must actively work for peace and justice, even for those we are in conflict with.
The Catholic Church teaches that moral law comes from God as “fatherly instructions” to help us determine what is right and what is wrong.
The readings for the 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time focus on the law and commandments. Some possible themes for this weekend are the Ten Commandments, magisterium, and obedience. Here are some ideas.
Many people might think the March for Life and the Women’s March have to be in opposition to each other. This video explains that Catholics are both pro-life and pro-woman.
The readings for the 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time focus on holiness and loving our neighbor. Some possible themes for this weekend are holiness, mercy, and morality.
In this video, Fr. Mike Schmitz explains the four rules for discernment. Think of the choice before you and then prayerfully consider 1. Is this a good door? 2. Is this an open door? 3. Is this a wise door? and 4. Is this a door that I want?
Yes, internet users have a patron saint! It is St. Isadore of Seville, a seventh century bishop. He wrote a huge encyclopedia called Etymologies which at the time was thought to be a recording of everything known. The wikipedia of its day. 🙂
This simple Ten Commandments activity will help children who already have some knowledge of the Ten Commandments learn how to order them correctly.