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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Be inspired to vote, learn about voting rights with 'All In'

Film review: The most frightening film of 2020 is Amazon's "All In: The Fight for Democracy," a documentary with Stacey Abrams about the history — and current state of — voter suppression in the United States.

A strong and authentic human, feminist theme guides 'Mulan'

Movie review: In the best live-action film to come from Disney in a very long time, the juxtaposition between adversaries Mulan and Xianniang, both women hiding their identity, is one of the high points.

New 'Fatima' film ushers in pop-up drive-ins during pandemic

"Fatima," being distributed via pop-up drive-ins, portrays Mary's appearance to three children in 1917. The film is artistic, accurate and offers moving moments between its mother-daughter characters.

'Words on Bathroom Walls' is an optimistic film about living with schizophrenia

Review: Set at a Catholic high school, this fictional portrait of a young man who dreams of being a chef moves a goalpost in how we should acknowledge the full personhood of people who have mental illnesses.