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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'Leaving Neverland' conveys danger, tragedy of celebrity seduction

The documentary "Leaving Neverland" is a slowly spun, gently told tragedy. Two men accuse the late pop star Michael Jackson of sex abuse when they were children. As I watched, I grew to believe them.

Sister Rose picks her top 10 films of 2018

The Academy for Motion Picture Arts and Science awards, the Oscars, will take place Feb. 24. Sister Rose think some of the best films were overlooked and my annual top 10 list (or 12 or 15 sometimes), is my chance to draw attention to these films, too.

'Birds of Passage' shows origin of the drug trade from Colombian POV

"Birds of Passage" is one of the most beautifully filmed movies I've seen in a decade. Directors Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra, whose 2015 film "Embrace of the Serpent" was nominated for an Oscar, have reunited to tell this story.

'Confess': Irish artist's exhibit reflects on clergy sex abuse of children

Heartbreak and hope in the face of horrific sin threads through Trina McKillen's installation, currently on exhibit at Loyola Marymount University's Laband Gallery.