Sr. Rose Pacatte, a member of the Daughters of St. Paul, is the founding Director of the Pauline Center for Media Studies in Los Angeles.

She is an award-winning film journalist and author or co-author of fifteen titles on film, film and scripture and media literacy education. She has an Master's of Education in Media Studies from the University of London and is a D.Min candidate. You can learn more about her at

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Even the Cannes Film Festival has its spiritual side

Masses, ecumenical prayer services and fellowship hours are integrated into the screening schedule for the jury here at Cannes, just in case you thought we were out partying on the yachts in the bay. 

Cannes ecumenical jury applies thoughtful criteria to judge films

There are five criteria for judging films for the Ecumenical Jury Prize, involving artistic quality; religious perspective; responsibility; universal impact; and an ability to further future discussion.

Terrence Malick's new film about Franz Jägerstätter premieres at Cannes

"A Hidden Life" is a contemplative biopic of the Austrian conscientious objector who was beatified by the Catholic Church. But Malick avoids hagiography, choosing instead to focus on the inner journey of a man and wife.


St. Paul goes to the movies

Daily Easter Reflections: Film stories create a space, a table around which we can gather to share faith and create community that extends an invitation to transformation and even mysticism — especially in the Easter season.