Grave Consequences of the Exposition of Adolescents to Sexual Content in the Media

A few weeks ago I attended a workshop given by an expert in marketing and social media. The speaker emphasized the unawareness about the age of beginning to use pornographic material and the frequency of its use. He pointed out that it begins earlier than in old times. It is surprising that many parents see the problem as being very Continue Reading

Is Dostoyevsky still relevant? Conference gives an interdisciplinary perspective to his works

Is there still reason to read the works of Dostoevsky today? Is his narrative - deeply Christian and at the same time anti-moralist - still relevant? And above all, can it still guide the growth and education of young people, against the tyranny of modern nihilism? These are just some questions raised at the 7th International Poetics & Christianity Conference, Continue Reading

If Divorce is Children’s Greatest Fear

A few years ago, when I worked as a catechist in Rome, I was teaching on the topic of the Annunciation. I took advantage of the occasion to speak a bit on Jesus’ earthly family. At one point in the discussion, one of the children declared, “My greatest fear is that my parents will get a divorce”. After her statement, Continue Reading

Self and others: From Identity to Relation

Original Title: Io e gli altri. Dall’identità alla relazione, Edusc, Roma 2010. Antonio Malo Pascal said that "all the unhappiness of men arises from one single fact that they cannot stay quietly in their own chamber" (Pensées, n. 139). Pascal’s tough judgment is not simply a tirade against activism, but a defence of the need to study, rest and meditate, Continue Reading

Education and The Media: An Interview with Francesco Belletti, President of the Forum of the Family Associations (Italy)

"Parents must have the courage to discover and enter into the media world. There is no other alternative: their children are already there." —Is the family in crisis or is the family an opportunity? The family is without a doubt always an opportunity and an option. To form a family responds to the human desire to develop a profound belonging. Continue Reading

The Congress on the Family in Chile, on the occasion of the Bicentennial Anniversary of its Foundation

The Congress on the Family, which concluded last October 2nd, was organized by the Catholic University, the Andes University, and "Finis Terrae" University and held in Santiago, Chile, on the occasion of the bicentennial anniversary of its independence. The objective of the Congress was to go beyond the simple diagnosis of the situation of the family in the country and Continue Reading

Monitoring: A Qualitative Analysis of Television for Children

Maria d'Alessio. Rai Eri, Rome 2009 By Norberto González Gaitano “"He liked Dragon Ball so much that I had to buy him the entire series or else he would throw a tantrum. Then to make him behave, I told him that if he obeys me, I would buy him the action figures. I have no choice. The other day I Continue Reading

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Giovanni Paolo II and the fatherhood


Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the 49th World Communications Day


The love that brings new life into the world” – Rabbi Sacks on the institution of marriage.