This is the holiest time of the year. Yet, the headline of Christ’s death and resurrection has been usurped by the two cases before the U.S. Supreme Court related to the definition of marriage. The conversation about homosexuality and same-sex marriage has reached a sort of frenzy as people have waited in line to get a seat at the Supreme Court, as reporters have tried to guess what the justices are thinking, and as everyone’s comments and opinions have taken over social media.
Despite how common this issue is right now, it can be a difficult one to address with our teens because it is such a polarized topic. We do our youth an injustice if we never talk about it, though. They need to know what the Catholic Church teaches about homosexuality and marriage, and why the two don’t go together.
Spotlight Magazine is part of Life Support that provides readers with articles, updates, issue Life Nights, social Life Nights and much more! This valuable resource helps youth ministers and Core Members stay “plugged in” to the current trends in ministry and youth culture. Below is a list of what you’ll find in this issue. Table of Contents: Spotlight Introduction SPF 15: Ways to Avoid A Summer Burn(out) A Call to True Love: Living as a Covecrest Missionary The Truth: The Church’s
Goal for the Life Night: The goal for this night is to give the teens a clear understanding of the Church’s teaching on homosexuality as well as the need for love and compassion for those with a homosexual orientation. Life Night at a Glance: DISCLAIMER: This is a difficult topic that needs to be approached in prayer, honesty and compassion. Although it can be easier to simply not do this night because it makes you uncomfortable, our teens deserve the truth of the Church. We need to give them a