The Vow

When I learned that Rachel McAdams was going to play the lead role in what looked to be another tearjerker film about marriage I wondered if the story would be based on a Nicholas Sparks novel such as “The Notebook.” No, this new film is based on a very true story that was told in the 2000 book The Vow: The Kim and Krickitt Carpenter Story by Kim Carpenter.In 1993, ten weeks after this Mormon couple married, they were injured in a terrible car accident. Krickitt, who was driving, was in a coma … [Read more...]

Hallmark hits a home run with ‘A Smile as Big as the Moon’

My review in the National Catholic Reporter: Hallmark hits a home run with 'A Smile as Big as the Moon'. … [Read more...]

Cardinal John P. Foley, first President of the Pontifical Council for Social Communication, dies at 76

Here is the article in the New York Times:http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/12/us/cardinal-john-p-foley-american-voice-of-the-vatican-dies-at-76.html?_r=1Cardinal Foley had a wonderful sense of humor that served him well as a member of the Vatican curia for so many years. He was a terrific representative of the church in the US and an ambassador for authentic communication and communicators wherever he found them.A dinner with Cardinal Foley was always a joy.I asked him one time about the … [Read more...]

New movie review site at RCL Benziger for Catechesis & Religious Education

 Click here to access site http://sisterrosemovies.com … [Read more...]

The Cinema of Adoption

 To go along with National Adoption Month in the US, here is a link to my column On Faith and Media in St. Anthony Messenger magazine.Some of the movies I talk about are Secrets and Lies, Juno, Heaven on Earth, Daughter of Danang, Superman, etc.    … [Read more...]

Hope&Joy Communication and Culture program begins!

Hi everyone!I am so happy to be here in South Africa again, to be part of a two-year program to prepare for the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the Second Vatican Council. I will only be here for a month, however!Please visit my blog at the National Catholic Reporter for updates.  … [Read more...]

On Faith and Media – my new video blog!

    On Faith and MediaHere's my new film review video blog on AmericanCatholic.org! Sr. Rose finds seeds of the gospel in today's film scene. In her reviews of both cinema blockbusters and independent films and documentaries, she shares her passion for the best in today's popular culture. … [Read more...]

Sister Rose YouTube Channel

A few weeks ago I began reviewing current films for American Catholic.orgIt is the online, continually updated version of St. Anthony Messenger.I am also doing a weekly "Faith & Media: segment for American Catholic Radio on the Franciscan Media siteStop by and visit!!Here's my review of the new Harry Potter film.To subscribe to these weekly updates, visit http://www.Youtube.com/sisterroseACO  … [Read more...]

African Cats

My review is posted at American Catholic, the web community for St. Anthony Messenger magazine:Africa Cats: the cycle of life continues … [Read more...]

How to communicate: babies teach the way

My sister posted these on Facebook and I could not resist sharing them with you! Look at the body language, facial expression, voice tone, laughter. What are they talking about? … [Read more...]


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