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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Netflix 'Messiah' series is provocative, worthwhile, even for the non-religious

Review: Michael Petroni says of his show, "Your perception is only through the character's point of view and human experience, and this leaves it up to you, the audience, to decide the meaning of what's going on, and what the bigger picture is."

Becoming Fani Jägerstätter: Actress Valerie Pachner talks about her role

In an interview with actress Valerie Pachner, who plays Franz Jägerstätter's wife in the film "A Hidden Life," Pachner talks about trying to get close to a character, the idea of someone who stands up for what is right because it is the right thing to do.

In 'The Two Popes,' an imagined conversation expresses a universal need for tolerance

Though the new film about a series of encounters between Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis is largely fictional, it deals well with church history, the papacy, the mysteries of faith and communion. It also has something to say about the antagonistic level of public discourse in the U.S.

'Waves' is a 21st century epic about a family's struggle to find grace

Written and directed by Trey Edward Shults, the new film is a visual and aural epic that shows how an American family grapples to find meaning in their lives amid struggles, bad choices and life itself.