DISCUSSION GUIDE Issue of 03-31-19




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1.      When speaker Christopher West notes, “We look, but we do not see,” what does he mean?

2.      What is the Theology of the Body? What is its origins?

3.      Do you think that, as a society, we tend to look at a person’s superficial characteristics? Discuss.

4.      What do we miss when we look, but do not see?

5.      Why should we always value our bodies?

6.      What are some actions that would show a disrespect to our bodies?

7.      According to this speaker, what are one’s eyes?



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1.      On March 19 at Bishop Noll Institute, of what was the bountiful St. Joseph Table symbolic?

2.      What is STREAM an acronym for?

3.      Why were these people gathered on this day in the school?

4.      Why will the new STREAM center be significant for students?

5.      Do you have an interest for a possible career in science or engineering? Talk about it.



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1.      What is a seminarian?

2.      What are some of the questions young men thinking about becoming a priest might have?

3.      What type of men did Jesus look for to become apostles?

4.      According to Stephen Caraher, how has he found the spirit of fraternity in his seminary?

5.      What has he found to be the spirit of sacrifice?

6.      Have you ever considered a vocation to the priesthood or religious life? Talk about it.



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1.      As Father Burton did with the students in his school, write down five words that describe yourself.

2.      Now ask a classmate to write down five things to describe you. Compare and see where there is an overlap.

3.      Do you think that we sometimes project a certain image to others even though that image is not who we really are? What are some of the reasons we might do that?

4.      Read the parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32) out loud in class.

5.      What does the term ‘reconciliation’ mean?

6.      According to Father Burton, what can happen when we compare our lives to others?

7.      What opportunity do we have during this season of Lent?



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1.      According to Sister Joyce, a rich source of prayer can be the people in our lives? Talk about in what ways.

2.      Taking a few minutes of quiet, start list all the people in your life who support and love you. Share with your class.

3.      What happens when we consciously bring these people into our hearts?

         How does that make you feel?

4.      What, according to Sister Joyce, is a simple and powerful prayer?

5.      Do you believe God holds you in God’s heart always? Why/why not.