Rome, Italy, Dec 16, 2012 / 17:16 pm
Family and Media is celebrating its seventh year of studying the impact of the media on the family and offering advice to parents on how to form the Christian character of their children.
"The catalyst for its starting was John Paul II's message 'The Media and the Family: a Risk and a Richness,' delivered in 2004," Family and Media's project coordinator Norberto Gaitano told CNA Dec. 14.
"Some scholars from different universities already had an interest and a preoccupation, for the media effects on family. At that point, some of us thought: we have to do something in this field to help families."
Gaitano is a professor of communications and public opinion at the Pontifical University Santa Croce, and the organization includes communications professors from universities in Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Argentina, and Chile.