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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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Monthly Calendar: July 2018: Voices for Social Justice , by: Anna Misleh

This month’s calendar offers daily reflections and actions to celebrate EFJ’s theme for the month of July 2018: Rejoice and Be Glad: Voices for Social Justice. Copyright © 2018, Education for Jus...more

On the Call to Holiness in Today’s World , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This artistic reflection invites us to reflect on the words of Pope Francis’s apostolic exhortation, Gaudete et Exsultate: On the Call to Holiness in Today’s World, which are meant “to unsettle ...more

Film Discussion Guide: A Wrinkle in Time , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This film is an adaptation of Madeline L’Engle’s timeless children’s novel that touches on the themes of friendship, self-acceptance, love, and loss. A synopsis, discussion questions, and connec...more

Rutilio Grande: A Table for All , by: Irene Koo

Rhina Guidos’s book, Rutilio Grande: A Table for All, tells the remarkable story of Martyr Rutilio Grande, S.J., the priest who laid the foundations for a “new” Salvadoran Church, deeply influen...more

Monthly Calendar: June 2018: Fostering a Culture of Peace Through the Arts , by: Anna Misleh

This month’s calendar offers daily reflections and actions to celebrate EFJ’s theme for the month of June 2018: Fostering a Culture of Peace Through the Arts. Copyright © 2018, Education for Just...more

A Means of Your Peace , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This artistic reflection invites us to become sources of courage and joy and to be the presence of peace in our hurting world. To view this artistic reflection, click here: https://adobe.ly/2qhTXuB. C...more