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Did you make any digital resolutions?

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It’s nearing the end of March, so you’ve probably perused your fair share of articles on New Year’s resolutions. But what about digital resolutions? In a society where this is such a big focus, did you stop to consider your digital habits? All I’m saying is that it deserves a moment, as I took when I saw a CNN article on the topic. Here are my digital resolutions for 2015:

One device at a time

I have this terrible habit. I don’t watch a lot of television, but when I do and the ads come on, I immediately reach for my phone. It’s like a spontaneous, uncontrollable reaction, and it makes me somewhat angry with myself. At what point did I need at least two forms of entertainment at the same time? And to be honest it kind of hurts my head – I don’t get a complete TV watching experience or a complete Facebook / Instagram / email experience – both are somewhat disjointed. No need to be greedy with technology, Tamara.

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Film and Fiction to the Test of Bioethics

In the new millennium, film and television fiction have seen an increased interest in bioethical issues. This phenomenon, as seen in the production of many film and TV series, is due to the fact that bioethics is an excellent argument on screen. Bioethics offers the dramatic material and the veiled mystery of genetics.

It brings a patient’s life and death choices within the medical and health arena to the screen. Bioethics allows fictional media platforms to display patients’ freedom when facing exponentially increasing possibilities for intervention, along with questions about their legitimacy and implications.

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

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

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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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Alice behind the Looking Glass. Literature and knowledge of reality

Alice behind the Looking Glass. Literature and knowledge of reality

 

We offer to our readers the Introduction to the book just published, Feder...

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

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

On Monday 17th November 2014, Rabbi Sacks attended an International Colloquium on ...

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Renting a Mother’s Womb: A Video that Will Shock You

Sometimes it takes a shock, with very strong images, to wake up a sleeping publi...

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Synod on the Family, Blogs, Communion and the Pope’s reading of facts

Synod on the Family, Blogs, Communion and the Pope’s reading of facts

During the Pope’s audience on Wednesday, 10 th December, Pope Francis wanted to re...

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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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