Spirit of Truth, School Edition

Grade 8

Overview

Middle-school students build on their understanding of personal growth, with an emphasis on our vocation to love and our responsibilities to God and each other.

Units

1Personal Growth

In this unit, we explore the various relationships and responsibilities that help us to grow and develop in our vocations.

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2Church History

In this unit, we take an in-depth look in to the history of the Church, while exploring its nature and mission.

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3Morality: The Journey in Christian Living

In this unit, we take a deep dive into morality. We look at the definition of morality, the importance of freedom and conscience regarding it, and the various laws that teach us how to love. We also look at what it takes to make good decisions and how one can be trapped by sin. Lastly, we examine how God helps us to be holy and what we can do to instill holiness within ourselves.

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4The Citizen and the Government

In this unit, we look at what it takes to be a worthy citizen and what it means to be a just government. Furthermore, we look at what is required for a nation or a people to declare a Just War.

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5God's Plan for Love and Marriage

In this unit, we learn about the Theology of the Body and touch upon some difficult but important subjects for teenagers. These include how to express love, discussing what are offenses against chastity are and why they are sins, distinguishing between friendship, love, and lust, and trusting in God's grace to assist us in avoiding temptations.

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