Celebrating the Feast of the Chair of St Peter on social media: do we need a special “spam filter” for that? By guest contributor Sr. Anne Joan Flanagan, FSP.
For many of us, how we live our Faith and what we watch when we stream movies or tune in to favorite TV shows can sometimes seem to come from two different planets: they seem completely separate from each other. Perhaps this is even truer than in the past, as our post-Christian culture increasingly immerses itself in stories that lack a Biblical or Christian ethical foundation. But the media are an important part of life today; they can be much more than a means of escape and relaxation. &n...
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.
In today's social media climate, I want to offer a means to grow in media mindfulness and personal reflection. Only if we seek silence, prayer, and personal reflection can we project the media virtues of prudence, justice, temperance, and fortitude. Holy Spirit, guide our online choices and give the spirit of discernment as we navigate the internet and our social media feeds!
As we liturgically reflect on St Paul's conversion story, we can look to film for inspiration on how that practically happens in people's lives. A true conversion or metanoia is really about a "change of heart," a transformation that takes place at the core of one's humanity. See my list of 10 films that do this so well.
Scott Young is co-founder and President of Culture Connection, a non-profit that generates program and provides support for thoughtful creativity, media experiences, urban adventures, and spiritual exploration. He interviews Sr Rose about her experience of being an internationally acclaimed film critic.
Manifest looks at the topic of faith and finding meaning in a world where, at times, there may not seem to be any meaning.
Today's documentary films are often accessible and compelling. If you have never been a fan of documentary films, here are three good reasons to give them a try.
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