January 11, 2018

SR. HELENA'S "DIGITAL CATHOLICS" DVD (AS SEEN ON EWTN)!

You can get my "Digital Catholics" mini-series on DVD! (As seen on EWTN.) (Ironically, NOT available as a digital download! 😂)

In this miniseries, join Sr. Helena Burns, FSP, as she examines the Church's official teachings regarding the role of media in our lives and helps us navigate our everyday media experiences. How do we put our faith lives and our media lives together? How do we parent the media--teach, evangelize and catechize about media? How can we be victorious over porn? How do we use media humanly and well? What's the future of media--where is it all heading? How does the way we choose to use media today shape our tomorrow? If we use digital media and we're Catholic...that makes us "Digital Catholics."


(Five 30 min segments) $25US / $29.95CAN

To order in USA: find a Pauline Books & Media near you http://pauline.org/Catholic-bookstores item# 178239
OR order from EWTN:


To order in CANADA: 1-800-668-2078  item#178239

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Here are the 30 min. segments with REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS below:
(This blog post is the only place you will find these questions. They do not come with the DVD.)

1. Catholic Church & Media
2. Parenting /Teaching Media
3. Theology of Body & Media (Porn & Sexting)
4. R U a Digital Catholic? (Using Media Well)
5. The Future of Media: Where Are We Going?



1. THE CATHOLIC CHURCH & THE MEDIA
--What did you used to think about what the Church might teach on media?
--What have you heard today that was surprising? How will it change you?
--Do you already do Media Literacy with yourself, family, friends, colleagues, students? How?
--Do you teach critical thinking skills with regard to media? How?
--Which media skills are you strongest/weakest at? QUESTION / EVALUATE / CHOOSE / ENGAGE
--How can you be a more “active, listening presence in the world created by a media culture”? In the world of your family, friends, colleagues, students?
--How do you fact-check the news?
--What are your go-to sources of Secular news? Catholic news? Why those sources?

--How would you rate your discernment with regard to being able to recognize media that is truthful, and if it's Catholic media, media that's faithful to Jesus' teaching? How can you grow in these types of discernment?


2. PARENTING / TEACHING THE MEDIA
--How do you or can you help yourself and young people develop media skills (beyond technical skills)?
--What are 3 personal/family/classroom media guidelines you might want to institute?
--What do you find hardest about communicating with young people about media / media use? How can the situation be improved?
--What has been your experience with young people and media filters?
--What are some ways to help young people synthesize Gospel & Culture, Church & World, Faith & Reason together in everyday life?
--Describe your attitude toward media (and what you might want to change about that).
--How can you incorporate praying about media (more) into your life?
--How do you put using or creating media/art together with your Catholic faith life?
--Where do you seek and where do you find God in media?


3. THEOLOGY OF THE BODY & MEDIA (PORN & SEXTING)

--What do you know/have you heard about Theology of the Body? Are you intrigued to learn more? Discuss.
--Were you aware that porn is a serious addiction? Discuss.
--Have you known porn addicts & the toll it has taken on their lives/families? Discuss.
--What are your ideas for dealing with the porn epidemic? How can we better “porn-proof” kids and teens?
--Have you always understood that we ARE our bodies and don’t HAVE bodies? Explain.
--Porn must be dealt with on the PHYSICAL / SPIRITUAL / HUMAN level. How can we deal with it better on the HUMAN level?


4. R U a DIGITAL CATHOLIC? (USING MEDIA WELL)
--How can we change some ways we use social media to use it BETTER?
--What are 3 problems / 3 solutions for the world of digital media?
--How can we be more like Christ online?
--How can we be better digital Catholics?
--What resources do you use to grow in faith online? How do you evangelize / do the spiritual works of mercy online?


5. USING MEDIA HUMANLY (THE FUTURE OF MEDIA: WHERE ARE WE GOING?)
--What kind of world do you want to live—with regard to the use of media devices? Describe. Do you like where the world seems to be headed in regard to digital media? Discuss.

--If we continue to use digital media constantly and/or obsessively, how will human life, family life, society change?
--Are you happy with the way you / family / friends / colleagues / young people use media? Why? Why not? What example can you set?
--What is your personal plan for your media / social media / media device use?
--What conversations do you need to have with family /friends/ youth about social media? When/how will you have these conversations?
--Where is God (specifically) in your digital life? Where does He need to be?






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