DISCUSSION GUIDE Issue of March 10, 2019



Page 1

1.      What is TPS and who does it affect?

2.      What are the reasons some people from the countries listed seek to come to the U.S.?

3.      What does it mean to ‘seek asylum’? Ask your teacher to explain.

4.      What would happen to these people if the U.S. government decided to end this special status?

5.      What is the director of advocacy of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network calling on Congress to do?



Page 1

1.      What period of history does this story address?

2.      What is the issue at hand?

3.      What has Pope Francis announced as it relates to these archives?

4.      Why do you think the study of history is important?

5.      What actions made periods of World War II times of ‘great darkness?’

6.      According to the Vatican, what will the documents ultimately show the world?



Page 9

1.      What does fasting mean? What could be some of the things we fast from?

2.      Fasting, prayer and almsgiving are the three pillars of Lent. Discuss what each means?

3.      What additional ways of praying might you add to your life this Lent?

4.      When do we see an example of Jesus fasting? Read the passage out loud.

5.      What does it mean to be judgmental?

6.      Do you believe Americans are guilty of overconsumption? Give some examples.



Page 11

1.      What is Matt Wilhelm an expert in?

2.      Why was he bullied when he was younger?

3.      What/who helped him find peace from bullying?

4.      What can you do if you see someone being bullied?

5.      What can you do if it is you who are being bullied?



Page 14

1.      What is a gratitude journal?

2.      What are some of the proven benefits of keeping track of things for which you are grateful?

3.      What is the ‘examen’?

4.      The author writes: ‘God has a message for us in all circumstances, even the sad one.’ Talk about this.

5.      What does it mean when we consider that gratitude is a choice?

6.      Why is gratitude a good Lenten practice? What happens when you practice something faithfully?

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