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Moral Living

What is right and wrong? How does one develop an informed conscience? An array of issues confront Christians every day as they seek to live with integrity and Christian values, which are based on Scripture and Church tradition.

Faithful Citizenship

We live in a country which stands for the separation of Church and state. Yet we know how much our Catholic values can potentially impact the way we engage in political life. The United States Catholic Bishops encourage us to practice faithful citizenship, to be good members of our democracy, and to be true to our discipleship at the same time.

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Being Truthful

Scripture and Tradition both call us to truth and the virtue of honesty. Its absence has strong negative consequences in our interpersonal and social relationships. Why are we called to be truthful? What is at stake?

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Stewardship

Stewardship—what does it really mean? Is it just about sharing our time, talents, and money with our parish community, or is there more? These resources explore the "more" of stewardship, connecting it to what it means to be a disciple.

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Living Like Christ: Following the Great Commandments

To live like Christ, we follow the two great commandments that he gave us: to love God and to love others as we love ourselves.

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Life in Christ

The spiritual practices of our Church and the cardinal virtues of prudence, justice, temperance and fortitude help us to live Christ-like lives and answer the call to holiness.

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The Ten Commandments

Natural Law guided communities for thousands of years prior to the development of written codes of law. The Ten Commandments represent revealed law and continue to guide communities to harmonious living. The commandments find their fulfillment in the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth.

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Email from God • Generations of Faith

Compose an email from God reminding you of when you have performed the corporal works of mercy.

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Corporal Works of Mercy • Generations of Faith

Focus on one of the corporal works of mercy throughout the day and then discuss as a family in the evening.

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Corporal Works of Mercy FAQ • Generations of Faith

As a family, reflect on some FAQs about the corporal works of mercy.

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Living the Moral Life • Generations of Faith

This session invites participants to think about living a moral life as something that must engage our head, our heart, and our hands.

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Practicing Virtue • Generations of Faith

Use this resource to reflect on several moral virtues.

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Learning about Chastity • Parent Learning Centers

Helping Our Family Live Our Faith

This session will help parents to recognize that by creating the human person, man and woman, God gives each one personal dignity. They will appreciate that chastity means the full and complete integration of sexuality within the person and the covenant that spouses enter into. They will learn how to talk with their children about chastity in ways that will help them grow into a lifetime of faith. • By Bill Huebsch

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Living a Moral Life • Parent Learning Centers

Helping Our Family Live Our Faith

This session will help parents to recognize that certain concrete acts are always wrong to choose and that we may not do evil to achieve a good result. They will deepen their understanding that a well-formed conscience is upright and truthful. They will learn how to talk with their children about how to live a moral life so that they will grow into a lifetime of faith. • By Bill Huebsch

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Learning about Chastity • Whole Community Catechesis

(English & Spanish)

This session will help participants to recognize that by creating the human person, man and woman, God gives each one personal dignity. They will appreciate that chastity means the full and complete integration of sexuality within the person and the covenant that spouses enter into.

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Living a Moral Life • Whole Community Catechesis

(English & Spanish)

This session will help participants to recognize that certain concrete acts are always wrong to choose and that we may not do evil to achieve a good result. They will deepen their understanding that a well-formed conscience is upright and truthful.

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Christian Morality • Generations of Faith

This resource will guide leaders in self-reflection on Christian morality.

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Moral Decision-Making

A collection of resources focused on Christian moral decision-making.

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Peace & Non-Violence

A collection of resources focused on peace & non-violence.

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Popular Gospel Stories: Be Good to Those Who Hate You • Generations of Faith

A family activity based on Luke 6:27-38.

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Popular Gospel Stories: To the Least of These • Generations of Faith

A family reflection based on Matthew 25:31-46, the Works of Mercy.

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Small Group Session: Beatitudes for Saintly Living • Generations of Faith

This small group session focuses on the Lectionary reading for the Feast of All Saints -- the Beatitudes, and what they teach us about living.

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Kingdom of God

A collection of resources on the Reign/Kingdom of God.

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Works of Mercy • First Steps for Families

Help parents and children learn about the works of mercy and how to practice them.

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