“Smartphone-free days”: An aid to rediscovering familial harmony

We at Family and media often propose analyses, research done on the media, on the world of communications in general, and on the family. We like to report data with context, so as to offer tools for discerning, interpreting, and building better relationships with others (especially within the family), while also taking into account our use of technology. Now, if Continue Reading




Parents and the pandemic: is there a risk of burnout or an opportunity for growth?

The Covid-19 epidemic, which has affected the whole world for a year now, has certainly changed the family life. We have all found ourselves stuck at home with overlapping hours between school and work. Has it been better, worse, or more complicated? It is definitely not easy to answer this question. Even in March 2020 at the beginning of the Continue Reading




With a clean heart at marriage destination. A challenge for young people or Offering a cleaned heart to your partner

“Casti alla meta” (Chaste at the destination), published by Mimep-docete, is a narrative text that is part of practical life, and that applies to everyone, Christian and non-Christian. It is an audacious book in which the author, Cecilia Galatolo, a young woman, wife and mother of two children, talks about chastity, one of the most uncomfortable and complex human virtues, Continue Reading




A movie about Chiara Lubich, a woman who shows us how “love conquers all”

"Love conquers all": these are the words that the founder of the Focolarini, Chiara Lubich (whose hundredth birthday was celebrated in 2020) heard within herself in a moment of prayer, in the midst of the bombings that were destroying her hometown of Trent (Italy) during World War II. Chiara Lubich. L’amore vince tutto (“Chiara Lubich. Love conquers all”) is now Continue Reading




Dad 4.0: the role of the father figure in the modern family

“My wife and I have agreed that for the coming years, her professional ambitions should take priority,” tweeted Rubin Ritten, the CEO of a well-known e-sales company specializing in clothing. With this statement, he triggered the questioning of the traditional family model, which has been widely accepted even in modern times. The former CEO did follow through with submitting his Continue Reading




Some tips to discuss homosexuality and natural marriage in the public debate

"Man and woman He created them": try to say just these five words today in public western society, and all hell may break loose. Not only because this expression comes from the Bible––and for many people sacred texts should be condemned regardless. Nevertheless, there are still people that see marriage as something that belongs to the "language of nature." Yes, Continue Reading




What has the coronavirus taught my family?

To paraphrase the enthusiastic and successful speaker Victor Küppers, "we go through life like headless chickens". Stress and day-to-day tasks make us unaware of life itself. And in this way we do not appreciate the beauty of each day. We are either distressed about the future to come or frustrated with the past we didn’t enjoy enough. With this scenario, Continue Reading




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Audio-visual consumption and reading habits of young people.


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Giovanni Paolo II e la paternità


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Famiglia e mezzi di comunicazione sociale
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La famiglia nei mezzi di comunicazione: Evangelizzazione ed evangelizzatori


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Messaggio del Santo Padre Francesco per la XLIX Giornata Mondiale delle Comunicazioni Sociali.


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L'amore che porta nuova vita nel mondo – Il Rabbino Sacks sull'istituzione del matrimonio.


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