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.
Sr Helena applies St John Paul II's masterful Theology of the Body to a practical way of doing media literacy. It is all about how we see and understand the human body and consider its portrayals in popular media culture.
Sr Jennifer reflects on Pope Francis' World Communications Day message on the connection between social network communities and the human community. He challenges us to consider what it really means to be "connected."
Based on the writings of their founder, Blessed James Alberione, the Daughters of St Paul have created the "Canticle of Praise for the Media in Today's World." This special prayer helps us to see the technological inventions for communication as gifts of God to be used wisely in order to uphold the dignity of every human person and to proclaim the truth, beauty, and goodness of God.
A summer watch list for your family: the top five animated family films of this century that are not just entertaining, but have something "extra" to inspire and nurture your family spiritually.
With the growth of social media, online scams also grow. Sr. Jennifer Tecla looks at ways to catch scammers before they catch you.
A summer watch list for your family: the top ten animated family films of this century that are not just entertaining, but have something "extra" to inspire and nurture your family spiritually.
In the second season, this Netflix series addresses some of society's most unspoken issues including: bullying, sexual assault, and rape. How can we help our teens know God's grace in the midst of the sin that lives within us?
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Sr. Helena, in her honest, straightforward style, articulates a great list of "best practices" to help parents foster virtuous media use in their children.
We may think of our kids’ online, mobile, and technological activities as “digital life,” but to them it is just life. In their world, being able to connect and communicate 24/7 from just about any location is normal – and expected! But, a family plan is necessary for good and peaceful living. See what Sr. Jennifer suggests.
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