Discussion Guide for September

Discussion Guide
September, 2015

WORK LIFE

  1. Have you ever had to encourage someone to be more confident in their own abilities?
  2. What are different ways to communicate with charity in the workplace?

PARENTING

  1. What do the Scriptures say about lying?
  2. How do you rebuild trust after someone has lied to you?

SPIRITUAL FITNESS

  1. What are ways in which you can venerate the Holy Cross in your home and life?
  2. Do you ever take time to meditate on the Cross and Passion of our Lord?

THEOLOGY 101

  1. How has divorce affected you?
  2. What are some ways in which we can have a conversation about divorce and remarriage with those who are unaware of Church teaching?

MARRIAGE MATTERS

  1. What advice does scripture give about addictions and freedom from sins?
  2. Have you ever had to help a loved one through an addiction? How?

CONFLICT RESOLUTION

  1. How do you respond with charity and inclusiveness in such a situation?
  2. How do you handle relationships on social media? Do you use it for dialogue or is it a substitute for real relationships?

PROFILE OF A DISCIPLE

  1. Have you seen seniors in your life make a difference?
  2. What are ways to keep your faith life strong as the years pass?

CONSECRATED LIFE

  1. What virtues did Fr. Fred exhibit as he sought to live out his vocation?
  2. What can we learn from Fr. Fred’s faith journey?
  3. How does living in a community help us grow in faith?

FEATURE STORY

  1. Does your parish have similar ministries?
  2. What are other volunteer opportunities that affirm the value of life?

WOMEN'S CONFERENCE FEATURE

  1. Have you attended conferences or retreats in order to strengthen your faith life? How did the experience impact your faith?
  2. What do you do for your faith life when it becomes “depleted”?

COVER STORY

  1. What virtues did the Iraqi sisters exhibit?
  2. Have you known Dominicans sisters in your life? Did you know there are congregations all over the world?
  3. Do we remember to thank God for our own blessings and for simple things we might take for granted?

SAINT OF THE MONTH

  1. What specific virtues can we learn from each of the archangels?
  2. What are ways to incorporate devotion to the archangels into everyday life?

GOODLIFE

  1. What advice does Scripture give about modesty and propriety?
  2. Has inappropriate work attire ever affected or distracted you?

LAST WORD

  1. How can Christians preach the gospel and admonish in charity?

 

 

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