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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A rabbi and a sister suggest a Judeo-Christian New Year's resolution

Perspective: Amid today's hostility and incivility, reflect on the sanctity of words. They are the way that we invite others in, to give them some understanding of who we are.

'Boy Erased' depicts the casualties of gay conversion therapy

A new film about a young man forced to attend a fundamentalist Christian camp offers starting point for parents wondering what God is asking of them if they discover their child is LGBTQ.

Gosnell film shines light on abortion's inequities, horrors

Review: At first, I was hesitant about seeing this film, thinking that it would be just another preachy Christian movie with a message. Instead, the filmmakers stay pretty close to the story and to making the film about Gosnell's crimes and sociopathic personality.

Mother's story in 'The Sentence' indicts US criminal justice system

Movie review: Documentary focuses on the mandatory sentence that Cindy Shank received for the drug crimes of a former boyfriend, and how the severity of it affected her family.