When we live behind our screens what are they actually doing to us? This new film lays out the concerns and facts of what it means to live our daily experiences behind a screen.
Here is an activity that can be helpful to teach young people to question what they like about specific celebrities and why. It is a way of living a media spirituality in which they pray for a chosen celebrity a novena prayer of their creation.
These are the slides of a presentation I did on Media Saints and how they can be our guides to grow to become more media mindful.
This is a Litany of Saints who can help us grow in media mindfulness. As we develop our critical thinking skills with regard to our consuming and creating media messages, we also seek to grow in a media spirituality that helps us live our faith in a digital media culture.
During this international pandemic and the necessity of social distancing, we may find ourselves at home as family spending more time together. Sr. Rose suggests: Why not have your own edifying Film Festival? So, here are her suggestions.
Sr Allison offers a Catholic perspective on violence and video games helping us to look more deeply in our own motivations as well as the motivations of the game creators. This media mindfulness stance helps us to be critical engagers of all our media experiences.
Sr Allison shares her love of video games and how the media mindfulness strategy can be applied to the gaming world.
In order to help families grow in media mindfulness, we created this pledge that they can work out together and post on the refrigerator door as a reminder of what they all will commit to together.
In the era of #BlackLivesMatter we need to consider our nation's past and how we live the call to love our neighbor right now. Hollywood is producing stories that reflect these issues and give us pause to reflect and think about how much has or has not changed since the Civil Rights Movement of the 60s.
Heaton takes on the role of a 50 year-old woman embarking on a second career as a medical doctor. This sitcom showcases Heaton's brilliant comedic style while also promoting the value and gift of middle age.
Inherent in films of the popular culture are deeper truths about our lives and all of creation. By looking at The Lion King from the view of Catholic Social Teaching we discover how catechesis can incorporate popular cinema.
Taking time to reflect on the media we read, watch, view, and respond to is the easiest—and best—way to start. Putting that media in dialogue with the Word of God is invaluable in helping us grow as disciples of Christ.
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