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DISCUSSION GUIDE: Issue of Nov. 3, 2019

DONATIONS

Page 1

1.   How many pounds of pet food did Craig Rusin hope to collect? Was he able to reach his goal?

2.   Was Craig’s pet food drive at his school the first one he had organized?

3.   What is another project/fundraiser Craig has been involved with?

4.   Discuss the importance of supporting people in the community and the various nonprofits in the community.

5.   What is one social issue you care about? What is something you could do to help that particular cause?

 

RITUALS 

Page 3

1.   What is a ritual? Share an example of a ritual your family has.

2.   What is All Saints Day? What is All Souls Day?

3.   What are some ways Father Yadron mentioned that we can be light to someone who be might be wavering in their faith?

4.   Fill in the blank. Do not allow anyone to extinguish your __.

 

VOTING

Page 8

1.   Discuss why it is important for people to vote.

2.   Fill in the Blank. Luana Lienhart’s aim was not to discuss specific politicians, political parties or platforms, but ___.

3.   What is the name of the party Leinhart mentioned whose platform is based on Catholic social teaching?

4.   Discuss some forms of news and why some might be more reliable than others.

5.   Explain what it mean to be a responsible voter.

 

DEATH AND GRIEVING

Page 14

1.   What’s the secret to working with those who are grieving according to Rice-Wisthoff?

2.   How long does grief last according to Rice-Wisthoff?

3.   What are some better questions to ask when someone is diagnosed with an illness according to Rice-Wisthoff?

4.   Why are grief support groups important?

5.   Have you personally experienced the loss of a loved one? What did you find helpful during that time?

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