“Veiled Desires” reveals the inner realities of cinematic sisters (book review)

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 VEILED DESIRES: INTIMATE PORTRAYALS OF NUNS IN POSTWAR ANGLO-AMERICAN FILM By Maureen A. Sabine Published by Fordham University Press, $30Sometimes there can be a sacramental quality about cinema. When movies tell stories well, they become outward manifestations that transcend the inner realities of their characters in ways that touch the audience. Maureen Sabine has written a masterful book that reveals the sacramentality of cinema about religious women. She is confident of her … [Read more...]

COMPLETE INTERVIEW Sr. Rose interviews Reza Aslan on controversial best seller “Zealot: the Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth”

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About two weeks ago I had the opportunity to interview Reza Azlan author of the new best seller "Zealot: the Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth." Now with the Reza Aslan interview trending on Fox News, here's my complete interview in nine parts!Today, August 2, 2013, The Raw Story¬†published an article about my interview with Raza Aslan with a partial transcript of one of the segments.I think my favorite segments are when Reza talks about the new pope and the preferential option for the … [Read more...]

Along the Way & The Golden Voice book reviews – on time for Fathers Day

By Sr. Rose PacatteA Golden Voice: How Faith, Hard Work, and Humility Brought Me from the Streets to Salvation By Ted Williams (with Brett Witter) Penguin, New York $26 hard coverAlong the Way: The Journey of a Father and a Son By Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez (with Hope Edelman) Free Press, New York $27 hard coverTwo books were released in May about what it means to be a man: a father, a son and a grandfather, too. Both are apologias more than memoirs and both have a strong faith … [Read more...]

Broken and Shared: Food, Dignity, and the Poor on Los Angeles’ Skid Row Book Review

Broken and Shared: Food, Dignity, and the Poor on Los Angeles' Skid Row By Jeff Dietrich 418 pages, Marymount Institute Press, $29.95If you are wandering in the 50-block area known as Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles and you ask directions to Hospitality Kitchen or where the Catholic Workers serve meals to the homeless, no one will know what you are talking about."This place," explains Catherine Morris, the gentle Catholic worker, "is and always has been known among the people as 'The Hippie … [Read more...]


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