The Image of the Family in Twitter According to a Sociological Study

Besides being a very popular social network, Twitter has become a point of reference for interchanging and diffusion of information and for obtaining content for different actors in public life (general public, journalists, politicians and so on). It is already one of the most important public spaces in which there is a bidirectional communicative scheme, that has the intention of Continue Reading

Series in 2016. From House of Cards to Gomorra: Evil always Conquers

The year 2016 has been quite the full year for television series, with selections for all tastes. Viewers were offered a variety of choices from comedies to thrillers, science fictions to cop shows. Greatly anticipated comebacks, such as X-Files, made their way to the screen. New seasons in Gomorra and House of Cards gained significant popularity. Novelty shows, like Billions, Continue Reading

The Myth of “No Differences” and Educational Results in Homes Formed by Persons of the Same Sex

The “no differences” paradigm The expression no differences has been used in the last 20 years in a wide variety of academic studies in the social sciences to indicate that the children of parents of the same sex do not demonstrate notable disadvantages when compared to children who come from other kinds of families. Nevertheless, empirical evidence has been appearing Continue Reading

Essentials of Social Doctrine of the Catholic Church on Communications and Social Media

What is the Church’s general attitude towards the media? All means of communication are very important for society, and thus also for Catholic Social Ethics. Since Vatican Council II (Inter Mirifica 1-2), and especially with Pope John Paul II’s teachings and the testimony of his attitude towards journalists and communicators, the Church has stressed its positive outlook towards the media. At Continue Reading

The 10 Commandments of Social Networks

In December 2012, the image of Benedict XVI holding an iPad while sending out his first tweet went viral. The heirachy of the Church was demonstrating their understanding of the importance of keeping up with the times. To continue the dialogue with their faithful throughout the world, it was necessary to comprehend well the phenomonon and reach of social networks, Continue Reading

Candy Crush Saga: What lies behind the candies? A journey through obsession, addiction and loneliness

What is Candy Crush Saga? Candy Crush Saga is one of the most downloaded free apps of all time. Over 50 million people constantly play it on devices, while on the bus, at the metro station, in the queue at the post office or waiting to see the dentist. Up to 600 million games are played per day. Indeed, Candy Continue Reading

Snapchat: new frontier of social networks or social trap to flee?

Messages, images and videos that self-destruct almost immediately. No, it’s not something from the latest spy movie out at the cinema, but the mechanism behind the most popular social networks at the moment - at least among US teenagers. We are talking about Snapchat, the app that lets you send messages and content that self-destruct in seconds and which is Continue Reading

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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.