World Communications Day this year is May 28th. Sister Nancy has some tips on how to celebrate.
The first of seven articles connecting media and the themes of Catholic Social Teaching.
Some Michigan teens participate in a positive response to the popular Netflix show, "13 Reasons Why" about teen suicide.
Even among Sisters in the same community, both working in media literacy, we often have differences of opinion, especially about films or TV series. A film that one Sister loves, another can't stand. The stakes are much higher in regards to "13 Reasons Why." Ultimately, we all encourage parents to talk to their kids about teen suicide, and, if they want to watch this show, watch it with them.
Here are some tips for parents and kids about fake news and how to spot it.
Sr. Helena Burns, an expert in Theology of the Body, weighs in on the controversial Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" dealing with teen suicide, suggesting talking to your teen about the issues raised in the series.
Much of what is considered popular culture, that is, mainstream media culture such as movies, music, social media and online gaming touch upon a deep need in human beings for meaning, purpose, connection, friendship and love. In this sense, popular culture is the place for doing theology.
Every year, the interfaith Religious Communications Council presents the DeRose-Hinkhouse Awards to active members who demonstrate excellence in religious communications and public relations. This year, founding director of the Pauline Center for Media Studies, Sister Rose Pacatte, received the Award of Merit in the Broadcast/Cable TV Series category for her introductions and commentary provided for the Turner Classic Movies (TCM) Spotlight series, Condemned, aired in March of 2016. The series e...
Sister Hosea gives us the inside scoop on co-hosting a Catholic TV show!The Daughters of St. Paul have a long-standing collaboration with Bishop Robert Reed and the Catholic television station he oversees from Watertown, MA, Catholic TV. Begun in 1955 as the Catholic Television Center of the Archdiocese of Boston, Catholic TV has continued to grow and flourish starting with the leadership of Cardinal Richard Cushing and continuing through Cardinal Sean O’Malley.
The movie, The Shack, based on the book by William P. Young that sold over 10 million copies, is a cinematic retreat. In two hours it leads the viewer to go deeper and examine one’s life, struggles with faith, and relationships. As Tim McGraw says, who plays Mack’s friend and pastor Willie in the film, this story “impacts viscerally.” One cannot but be moved by such a profoundly impactful film. True to the medium, the movie leaves each viewer to enter into the emotion of the characters and c...
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