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Discussion Group

DISCUSSION & DISCIPLESHIP

Why does the Church believe that? How can I explain this to others? 

Sometimes, we have difficulty understanding Catholic teaching and even greater difficulty in explaining it to others.

Discussion & Discipleship is a new collaborative group where young adults will come together to work through these questions! As a group, we will examine issues of politics, culture, science, law, and philosophy, all from the Catholic perspective.

General Format ~ 
Before each meeting, participants will be presented with a hot topic and an official Church document on the topic. Then, during each meeting, participants will take part in a moderated, two-part discussion on the topic and reading material, and ways  to explain the Catholic perspective to others.

Meeting Details ~ 
Meetings are one selected Friday evening of every month.

Please contact Alexis.Carra@archny.org for location and reading materials. RSVP required. 

Previous Topics ~

  • In vitro fertilization (IVF)discussion materials found here.
  • Gender ideologydiscussion materials found here and here.
  • Collaboration between the sexes discussion materials found here
  • Assisted suicide – discussion materials found here and here.
  • End-of-life decision-making – discussion materials found here and here.
  • Death penalty – discussion materials found here and here
  • Human freedom – discussion materials found here.
  • Laudato Si’: Technology – discussion materials found here
  • Laudato Si’: Value of labor – discussion materials found here
  • Desire for God – discussion materials found here
  • Laudato Si’: Integral Ecology – discussion materials found here
  • Civic engagement – discussion materials found here
  • Church-State relationship – discussion materials found here
  • Dignity and economics – discussion materials found here.
  • Peace and war – discussion materials found here
  • Contraception – discussion materials found here
  • Sex abuse crisis: lay response – discussion materials found here
  • #MeToo movement and Catholicism – discussion materials found here
  • Loneliness and alienation – discussion materials found here and here. 
  • Moral conscience – discussion materials found here
  • Excommunication and the Eucharist – discussion materials found here and here.
  • Immigration – discussion materials found here and here
  • Racism discussion materials found here and here
  • Homosexuality discussion materials found here and here.
  • Evangelization discussion materials found here.
  • Role of women discussion materials found here and here
  • Male-only ordination – discussion materials found here.
  • Natural law – discussion materials found here.
  • Violating the confessional seal – discussion materials found here.
  • Marijuana legalization – discussion materials found here and here.
  • Church response to COVID-19 – discussion materials found here.
  • Hope during uncertainty – discussion materials found here.
  • Catholic identity – discussion materials found here and here.

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