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An Open Letter by a FamilyAndMedia Reader

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We received a long letter from one of our readers which responds to a widespread, yet unexpressed feeling. The question our readers poses at the end of the letter is the following: is the Italian government also subject to the ideological colonization of Gender Theory? Happy reading.

“Gender theory is ideological colonization. Think of the Balilla (Italian Fascist Youth Organization, at the time of Mussolini, N.T), think of the Hitler Youth.” This appeal was launched by the Pope on the return flight of his pastoral visit to the Philippines. Without a doubt they are strong and direct words, spoken in no uncertain terms, which left many amazed while generating controversy, and in some cases, disappointment. They represent a staunch “no” against any attempts by gender ideology to manipulate or destroy the family. This is in fact the true heart of the question, what is really being dealt with, when the Pope uses the expression “ideological colonization.”

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The 10 Best Children’s Apps on iPad and iPhone

Whoever said that technology isn’t capable of creating moments rich in fun, growth, interaction, and even connection between parents and their children? Certainly, traditional games such as dolls for girls and soldiers for boys retain their appeal and value. Yet in the age of internet, multimedia technology can be helpful for the imagination as well. Just a few clicks, some seconds of waiting for the download, and voila! Here is a series of applications for having fun and educating our children, all downloadable for iPad or iPhone. Have a great time!

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The Twilight of Fatherhood/Motherhood

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To speak about philosophy’s reflection upon reality, Hegel often used the metaphor of the owl of Minerva, which took his flight only in the twilight.

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Television, Family, and Childhood: TV is Not a Babysitter

A review of Juan Camilo Díaz Bohórquez’s book : Televisión, familia e infancia , U...

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The Woman at the Core of the Pro-Life Debate. New Ideas and Data

The Woman at the Core of the Pro-Life Debate. New Ideas and Data

Many countries worldwide currently have a law that permits the practice of volun...

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The Music of Man and Woman

Humanum , the interreligious and interfaith colloquium on the complementarity of m...

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Film and Fiction to the Test of Bioethics

In the new millennium, film and television fiction have seen an increased intere...

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The Figure of the Father in TV fiction series

The Figure of the Father in TV fiction series

TV Miniseries show a vast array of genres to captivate audiences: charming and e...

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Is it possible to erase our recorded history on the internet?

Is it possible to erase our recorded history on the internet?

Google’s Advisory Council has met with experts in Rome to discuss “the right to ...

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What happens when it is the children who teach their parents to use new technology?

What happens when it is the children who teach their parents to use new technology?

The question has become more and more relevant: in what way and to what extent d...

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Is the Internet Our Children’s Bogeyman? A Few Reflections about Protection Policies and Web Filters

No doubt, the web is one of the greatest inventions of the last decades.

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The Best 10 Apps for Traveling Families

How many times have you traveled with your family and been unable to find a way ...

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Did you make any digital resolutions?

Did you make any digital resolutions?

It’s nearing the end of March, so you’ve probably perused your fair share of art...

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Pope Francis: Family should be a School of Communication

Pope Francis: Family should be a School of Communication

“Pope Francis urged families to put their gadgets aside and re-engage in convers...

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pdf-icoMessage of His Holiness Pope Francis for the 49th World Communications Day
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pdf-icoThe love that brings new life into the world” – Rabbi Sacks on the institution of marriage.
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pdf-icoIt’s a synod on the family, remember?
Divorce, annulments, and contraception certainly have their impact on family life, but surely it is a negative one.

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pdf-icoCreative Language: Decoding, Reframing and Defending Concepts of Human Identity
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pdf-icoFamily or Families?
Towards a better understanding of Humanization and Generativity
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pdf-icoSocial Networks: portals of truth and faith; new spaces for evangelization.
Message of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI for the 47th World Communications Day
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pdf-icoThe Familiaris consortio (On the role of the Christian Family in the Modern World) thirty years later
Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, Archbishop of Bologna. Bologna, AMBER Association, 22 January 2012.
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pdf-icoFamily relationships, how they are presented in the media, and virtual relationshipsNorberto González Gaitano (Pontifical University of the Holy Cross).Giovanni Spadolini’s Hall. Senate of the Italian Republic.International Day of the Family, May 13, 2011.
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pdf-icoThe secret of brands. What’s hidden behind the communication of fashion: real needs or only emotive suggestions?The new edition of What’s left of the media by Gianfranco Bettetini and Armando Fumagalli (Quel che resta dei media; Franco Angeli, Milan) has recently hit bookstores.
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giovanni_paolo_ii_50_50Message of John Paul II for the 38th World Communications Day (2004)
"The Media and the Family: A Risk and a Richness ."
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giovanni_paolo_ii_50_50Message of Benedict XVI for the 43rd World Communications Day (2009)
"New Technologies, New Relationships. Promoting a Culture of Respect, Dialogue and Friendship."
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