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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One nun's take on horror film 'The Nun'

Review: While watching the film "The Nun," I was more bothered by the movie's unfamiliarity with Catholicism than the actual sight of possessed nuns with gory faces.


The elephant in the sanctuary: Did the abuse crisis come up at Mass?

Commentary: Penance begins with acknowledging the crime in the first place. Sr. Rose Pacatte asks Facebook friends to share what, if anything, they heard at their parishes.

'Christopher Robin' offers a respite from your concerns

Review: The new movie "Christopher Robin" shows that problems get solved when there is inner freedom marked by imagination, a creative spirit, love, family and friendship.

Three new films explore father-daughter relationships

Two new independent films, "Hearts Beat Loud" and "Leave No Trace," have great artistic power, while "Sicario: Day of the Soldado" opts for fear-mongering violence. It's grace versus grit.