Rose Pacatte

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

Becoming Fani Jägerstätter: Actress Valerie Pachner talks about her role

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

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

Artist William Kelly and new documentary ask: Can art stop a bullet?

'River of Gold' documents another threat to the Amazon: illegal gold mining

'Mr. Mom' web series delivers family comedy in 11-minute bites

'Skin' is a film that shows there are no 'good' people on the side of white nationalism

'The Lion King' returns with stunning visual realism

Franco Zeffirelli, enigmatic Catholic director of operas and film, dies

What to look for when Cannes festival films come to the US

Our 'short list' for the 2019 Cannes Film Festival: zombies, cops and flowers

Even the Cannes Film Festival has its spiritual side

Cannes ecumenical jury applies thoughtful criteria to judge films

Terrence Malick's new film about Franz Jägerstätter premieres at Cannes

St. Paul goes to the movies

'Tolkien' gives limited, lovely portrayal of 'The Lord of the Rings' writer

Hesburgh made Notre Dame a lighthouse at the crossroads of faith and culture

'Mary Magdalene' is a film perfect for Holy Week

Blase Bonpane, 89, peace and human rights activist, dies in Los Angeles