Rose Pacatte

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 15 titles on film, film and Scripture and media literacy education. She has a master's of education in media studies degree from the University of London. Her dissertation for her doctorate in pastoral ministry from the Graduate Theological Foundation is entitled "To Seek God's Face: Theological Approaches to Film." You find all her NCR reviews and articles at

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What does AI have to say about religion?

The cinematic canon of Pope Francis — 10 years on film

'The Banshees of Inisherin' invites viewers into Ireland's gothic world

At 50 years, 'The Godfather' still impacts how Hollywood depicts gangs, violence

'Procession' is a unique documentary about a journey from trauma to healing

'Colin in Black & White' explores Kaepernick's fight for societal change

When movies put Satan onscreen, the devil is in the details

Jessica Chastain talks Tammy Faye and God's grace

‘Come From Away’ mixes 9/11 memories with tears and laughter

'Respect' film shows the amazing grace of Aretha Franklin's life

'The Holy Game' is a deep dive into seminarians and soccer

Creative documentary 'Of Animals and Men' gets lost in translation

Inclusive 'Lady of Guadalupe' portrays ethnic, cultural groups of colonial Mexico

Celebrating Holy Week with memories of visiting Jerusalem

Netflix's 'Country Comfort' is a modern-day 'Sound of Music' with a twang

'Rebel Hearts' an inspiring look into history of influential LA sisters

In compelling 'Hillbilly Elegy,' Adams, Close give strong performances

Raising questions, not giving answers, 'Soul' is an animated delight

Viola Davis, Chadwick Boseman make 'Ma Rainey's' one of 2020's best films