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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'Mr. Mom' web series delivers family comedy in 11-minute bites

Star and executive producer Andrea Anders says she hopes audiences will find the family comedy, based on the 1983 movie, relatable: "Both parents are stumbling, and they keep on trying."

'Skin' is a film that shows there are no 'good' people on the side of white nationalism

"Skin" is a small, powerful, raw well-acted film that gives a close-up look at people who believe they have been left behind by society, that they have some kind of righteous claim to superiority. It is also about change.

'The Lion King' returns with stunning visual realism

Review: I beg to differ with my colleagues' lackluster opinion of the film because the "photorealism" illusion of live action is gorgeous. When "The Circle of Life," sung by many members of the Broadway musical cast, booms out at the beginning of the film it goes right to the heart. 

Franco Zeffirelli, enigmatic Catholic director of operas and film, dies

Famous for lavish set designs and known for bringing Shakespeare's work to the screen, Franco Zeffirelli was the Vatican's choice to stage the telecasts for the 1978 papal installation and the 1983 Holy Year opening.