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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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.

'Rebel Hearts' an inspiring look into history of influential LA sisters

Movie review: The documentary "Rebel Hearts," which premiered to a sold-out audience at the 2021 virtual Sundance Film Festival, tells the story of the Immaculate Heart of Mary sisters in the Los Angeles Archdiocese.

In compelling 'Hillbilly Elegy,' Adams, Close give strong performances

Review: The biopic "Hillbilly Elegy" offers a powerful look into a poor, white Appalachian family. Amy Adams and an unrecognizable Glenn Close convey struggle and sacrifice through their roles.