Category Archives: Family and media studies

Thoughts on How to Creatively Communicate What the Family is

From April 28th to 30th, the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome hosted its 9th Professional Seminar for Church Communication Offices. At this event, the academic and professional worlds met to discuss and analyze the communicative paths taken by the Catholic Church, as well as its new prospects. This year’s theme was Creative…
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What is really at stake with the Synod on the Family

The Extraordinary Synod on the Family has received a great deal of attention from the mass media, thereby generating a great interest in public opinion as well. We haven’t seen such an enormous public attention for a Catholic bishops meeting since the second Vatican Council. Many media outlets have carried out their work calmly and…
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The new language of power speaks in the name of gender. Here we find out how the lobbies have set the agenda of many countries through the major UN Conferences

An analysis by journalist and writer Marguerite Peeters speaking at a convention organized by the Diocese of Brescia, Italy. Gender? It’s a global political norm today. Marguerite Peeters, an American well-known journalist and writer of many books on ethical themes made a clean sweep of many commonplaces as she looked back through the history of…
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The Music of Man and Woman

Humanum , the interreligious and interfaith colloquium on the complementarity of man and woman in marriag, though largely ignored by the media, is reaching audiences worldwide in slow-moving yet long-lasting waves through the Web. It took place in the Vatican from November 17-19, 2014. Many blogs and websites have subsequently reproduced the declaration A New…
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Pope Francis: Family should be a School of Communication

“Pope Francis urged families to put their gadgets aside and re-engage in conversation.” In this way, CBS News, one of the four largest television networks in the United States, summarized the Message of Pope Francis on the World Day of Communications. Traditionally this message is repeated every year on January 24, in honor of the…
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The Woman at the Core of the Pro-Life Debate. New Ideas and Data

Many countries worldwide currently have a law that permits the practice of voluntary abortion. An abortion policy is often considered a sign of civilization and progress. It is perceived as a form of women’s health protection and freedom. Unlike in the US, the public debate on this topic seemed to be at a halt. Nevertheless…
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