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Media, Faith, Culture

It is important to recognize that popular culture shapes us, as well as reflects our values. Examining our culture can be a very effective means of calling attention to critical issues in this society and in the global community, issues that are related to justice and peace for all.

This section explores popular culture in light of Catholic Social Teaching through resources with questions for reflection and discussion. We invite your suggestions and your contributions.

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Pope Francis’s 2017 Lenten Message , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This artistic reflection is based on the text of Pope Francis’s 2017 Lenten Message:  “The Word is a gift. Other persons are a gift.” Pope Francis focuses his Lenten message on the story of...more

Film Discussion Guide: Hidden Figures , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

Hidden Figures tells the remarkable story of three African American women who played a significant role in the NASA launch of John Glenn, the first person to orbit the earth. This resource includes a ...more

Monthly Calendar: April 2017: Creating and Sustaining Life , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This month’s calendar offers daily reflections and actions to celebrate EFJ’s theme for the month of April 2017: Creating and Sustaining Life. Copyright © 2017, Education for Justice, a project o...more

Blessed Óscar Romero: A Life Remembered , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This artistic reflection is based on the words of Blessed Óscar Arnulfo Romero. To view the reflection, click here: http://bit.ly/2kTLLia. Copyright © 2017, Education for Justice, a project of Cente...more

Film Discussion Guide: Silence , by: Irene Koo

Silence, based on the historical novel by Shusaku Endō, tells the story of Jesuit missionaries navigating a seventeenth-century Japan resistant to Western Christianity. This film discussion guide off...more

Women's History Month Calendar (2017)

This interactive calendar explores the stories of 31 remarkable women who have dedicated their lives to work for peace and justice. Many toil quietly. Others have won the Nobel Prize. All bear witness...more