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

Movie review: "Of Animals and Men", releasing for one night June 22, tells the true story of the Warsaw Zoo and Antonina and Jan Zabinski, a couple who saved the lives of hundreds of Jews amid World War II.

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

Movie review: The inspiring film "Lady of Guadalupe" is an homage to Our Lady of Guadalupe and to St. Juan Diego, and their place in the cultures of North and Central America especially.


Celebrating Holy Week with memories of visiting Jerusalem

Perspective: The memory of seeing the expanse of the former Temple, the excavations revealing ancient streets where Jesus may have walked, and praying at the Western Wall came to me during the Gospel on Palm Sunday.

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

TV review: With its derivative storyline — not a criticism — this heartfelt series addresses family, loss, dealing with grief, finding one's purpose in life, and the many kinds of love that make a country song go around.