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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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.

'Pope Francis: A Man of His Word' beautifully portrays hope and lived faith

The new documentary from award-winning director Wim Wenders is like a cinematic pulpit for Pope Francis to share his concerns about humanity and the earth. The film has a mystical, poetic, contemplative quality.

New film documents famous exorcist Fr. Gabriele Amorth

Review: Director William Friedkin is respectful of exorcism but seems very eager to be the one to show the world an actual exorcism and not the product of someone's imagination. 

The cost of coal mining on trial in 'What Lies Upstream' documentary

The PBS series "Independent Lens" will air a 2017 documentary next week about the largest water crisis to occur in the United States.