Remembering Charlie Gard: The story of a newborn that exposed the contradictions of relativism

The struggle of Charlie Gard caught the attention of the world. He was a British infant who died last July after a long legal battle between medical staff at London’s Grand Ormond Street Hospital, and his parents. Now that the case has "closed" and the controversy faded somewhat - the story had actually been the subject of intense journalistic coverage, Continue Reading




Women and maternity: the importance of celebrating the scars of life

Comparing herself with examples of the standard beauty around her, a woman who has just given birth is likely to feel uncomfortable with her changed physicality - with any extra kilos or stretch marks. Yet those physical changes are the result of a wonderful event. In many civilizations of the past, a shapely body was considered beautiful and attractive – Continue Reading




The elderly and the Internet: Being online can keep you healthy

Loneliness can be considered a disease: a malaise of the spirit (when it doesn’t also affect the mind and body). Loneliness is, in fact, one of the major causes of depression. Those affected by loneliness the most are the elderly: suffering from poor health and low energy levels, are often relegated to the margins of a fast paced society that often forgets Continue Reading




Is marriage worth it? The words of Héctor Franceschi, Professor of Matrimonial Canon Law

"Why marry?" This was the question proposed by Professor Héctor Franceschi, professor of Marriage Canon Law at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, at the inaugural lesson entrusted to him during the opening ceremony of the new academic year. The Professor, with the appropriate level of seriousness but also a touch of irony, faced this extremely timely and delicate Continue Reading




An Extraordinarily Ordinary Life

Ethel and Ernest: a True Story , is an excellent adaptation of the graphic novel written by Raymond Briggs (The Snowman, Father Christmas), which tells the story of a married couple whose defining characteristic is its extraordinarily ordinary way of life. In this story there are no superheroes with long capes nor long interplanetary voyages in which the existence of Continue Reading




Living on the Internet: A Necessary Educational Reflection to Humanize Digital Natives

The presence of the internet in the current world is one of the key aspects that define our daily lives. To understand the situation and the repercussions of the digital world that surrounds us the book Living on the Internet ( Vivir en internet published by Sintesis ) is particularly helpful as much for parents as for teachers. This book Continue Reading




WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM THE SERIES THIRTEEN REASONS WHY?

Thirteen Reasons Why is one of the most recent media blockbusters of the growing film company Netflix and in the past few weeks it has become an ideal product of consumption for lovers of “binge-watching”. In essence the American series can be classified as a brilliant adaptation of the best-seller by Jay Asher of the same title, published in 2007. Continue Reading




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Giovanni Paolo II and the fatherhood


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


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


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