‘The Monuments Men” wonders: is art worth a life?

 Here's my review for "The Monuments Men" at The INNudstry with Sister Rose on the INNetwork:This is my written review at The National Catholic ReporterThe plot for filmmaker (director, co-writer, co-producer, lead actor) George Clooney's newest film is at once simple and complex as well as intriguing. The promo lines for the film say that "The Monuments Men" is about the greatest treasure hunt in history, but it's so much more than this. It's about culture, justice, art, war and the … [Read more...]

Brave Knights and Heroic Courage USC Event Nov 12

The Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies at USC Cordially invites you to a lecture on:   Brave Knights and Heroic Courage  Featured Speaker: Micheal Flaherty Co-Founder of Walden Media Producers of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian and Amazing Grace    Respondent: Sr. Rose Pacatte, FSP Founding director of the Pauline Center for Media Studies   Wednesday, November 12, 2008 Reception at 4:30pm, Lecture at 5:00pm   USC Davidson Conference Cente … [Read more...]

Perilous Intersection of Art and Religion

If you are interested in this topic, please check out Clark Hoyt's (the Public Editor for the New York Times) sage column in today's New York Times. It deals with the many complaints the NY Times received for reviewing the revivial of the 1998 play "Corpus Christi". Hoyt considers "how a newspaper like The Times, which devotes great space and energy to covering the arts, should deal with the frequent collisions between art and … [Read more...]