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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'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.


Documentary tells chilling history of US 'Eugenics Crusade'

Review: The documentary "The Eugenics Crusade" tells the largely unknown story of America's quest to breed healthy babies — the impulse to perfect humanity.