Sr. Rose guest “help” on a cooking show – Thanksgiving treat (and laugh!)

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From the National Catholic Reporter about my stint on the Jesuit IN Network show "Pre-Prans with Ruthie" and making Grape & Gorgonzola Truffles. We laughed so much! "Want to add something special to your Thanksgiving feast? Look no further! NCR contributor and host of The IN Network's INNdustry with Sr. Rose, Sr. Rose Pacatte and Ruthie Blacksea joined forces to make savory grape and gorgonzola truffles on this special Thanksgiving edition of Pre-Prans with Ruthie. In addition to the … [Read more...]

Sister Cristina on “The Today Show” but not in Jackson, MS?

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    Sister Cristina won Italy's "The Voice" and here sings Madonna's "Like a Virgin." While some raise an eyebrow at this song choice, Sr. Cristina believes it can have different meanings for different people, and for her, it's about Jesus and consecrated life. I am in Jackson, MS and although The Today show anchors have been saying all morning that Sr Cristina will be coming up - so far, at 9:30am, no Sr. Christina in Jackson, MS. Wonder why? No big news here to interfere with the show. I … [Read more...]

Vatican Museum movie in 3D

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 One of our Sisters in Boston, Sr. Margaret Joseph to be precise, shared this information today. I think this will be quite an experience!Fathom Events, SpectiCast and Nexo Digital are delighted to bring the world’s greatest art collection to the big screen for the first time when The Vatican Museums 3D comes to select cinemas nationwide for one night on Wednesday, December 10.Presented in RealD 3D (2D showings available in select locations), The Vatican Museums 3D takes a … [Read more...]

‘Waking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago” gets theatrical release

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I was so blessed to have interviewed director Lydia Smith about her new film, a documentary on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela. The film is now showing Los Angeles and I believe the DVD will be available soon.Check out my review of the film  HERE.Here's my interview with Lydia Smith on the INNdustry with Sister Rose on the INNetwork:This is from Laemmle about the film's theatrical release:Laemmle Theatres is pleased to present the documentary WALKING THE CAMINO: SIX WAYS TO … [Read more...]

‘Madam Secretary’, ‘Scorpion’, ‘NCIS: New Orleans’, & ‘Stalker’ Get Full-Season Orders By CBS

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It's great news that Barbara Hall's latest show, featuring Tea Leoni as the US Secretary of State, is getting a full season to show us what makes good TV! Tim Daly, who plays her husband, is a theology professor at Georgetown. According to this article, "Madam Secretary" is beating "The Good Wife" in the ratings. Wow.From over at Deadline.com, October 27:CBS has joined sibling CW in giving full-season orders to all of its fall series that have premiered so far: new dramas Scorpion, NCIS: … [Read more...]

‘Diplomacy’ and the artist’s imagination

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It is August 1944. The aging Nazi Général von Choltitz (Niels Arestrup) has been posted to Paris after rising through the ranks during the war and killing thousands of Jews in Kharkiv, Ukraine. The Allies have landed on the French coast and are a couple of days away from Paris. Hitler has commanded von Choltitz to destroy the city. Bombs crash in the distance. Alone in his luxurious hotel room, von Choltitz is shocked when a man appears out of nowhere and uses a secret passage the Nazis never d … [Read more...]

Richard Linklater’s existential ‘Boyhood”

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Writer/director Richard Linklater is one of my favorite filmmakers, and Boyhood does not disappoint. It is a unique film, having been shot over 11 years using the same core actors. But viewers should know that Linklater, through his characters, will talk your ear off in the pursuit of existential meaning. Mason (Ellar Coltrane) is in the first grade and lives with his older sister, Samantha (Lorelei Linklater), and mother (Patricia Arquette). Mom is raising the kids mostly on her own, but their … [Read more...]

‘My Old Lady’ review

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Kevin Kline and Maggie Smith Mathias Gold (Kevin Kline) arrives at what used to be a grand home in Paris. His father has died and left his middle-aged son a gold watch and the apartment. Mathias intends to sell the residence and move on with his life. After three failed marriages, he needs a fresh start. He blames his late father, an adulterer, for his own failures. Mathias enters the home and discovers an elderly woman, Mathilde Girard (Maggie Smith), and her daughter, Chloé (Kristin Scott … [Read more...]

Actress Roma Downey lends her voice to our annual Webathon

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The Daughters of St. Paul are so grateful to actress/producer Roma Downey for lending a voice to encourage folks to contribute to our annual Daughters of St. Paul webathon. She made this while on location in Morocco where she and husband Mark Burnett are filming the TV miniseries A.D. due out at Easter 2015. Thank you for whatever you can do to help us in our mission of sharing God's Word through the media!    … [Read more...]


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