Faithful Citizens An Issue Night On Living the Faith in the Public Square About This Life Night The Life Night begins with a Gather that simulates a political debate fused with the game of Balderdash. The Core Members campaign for their definitions of unusual words. The teens cast their vote for the most convincing candidate. The Proclaim highlights the importance of viewing politics as an opportunity to make the world a more charitable and just place. It also addresses the five non-negotiables. The Break puts teens in the position to discuss and dialogue in small groups. The Life Night concludes with a Send that encourages teens to seek personal holiness by praying The Examen as well as interceding for those in leadership. Goal of This Night The goal of this Life Night is to introduce teens to their responsibility to live out their faith in the public square. It also discusses the importance of viewing our own world and political systems in light of the Kingdom of God and our goal of Heaven. Catechism # 1913 - 1916 # 2238 - 2246 # 2270 - 2274 # 2295 # 2357 - 2359 Scripture Matthew 6:24 Mark 12:16 -17 Key Concepts – Catholics are called, through the virtue of charity and evangelization, to promote and share Catholic values; inclusive of the public square and politics. – There are five non-negotiables which Catholics can never support because they directly impact human dignity and natural law. These non-negotiables are; abortion, euthanasia, embryonic stem-cell research, cloning, and homosexual unions. Catholics must form their consciences around these non-negotiables and use them to evaluate political efforts and candidates. – All people are created for Heaven. While our time on earth and how we live our lives here is important, what’s more important is where we’ll spend eternity. Key Terms – Non-Negotiables – Public Square – Well-formed Conscience End of Free Preview Thanks for reviewing this Life Night! If you would like the full verison of this resource please sign in. If you are signed in and still can't download this resource, please contact parish support in the chat below.