Pope Francis invites us to reflect mercy in our speech and in Tweets for World Communications Day 2016

 One of the best-kept secrets of the Catholic Church is that we have a beautiful tradition of teaching about communication and media that goes back to the 1930s and continues through today. This teaching covers speaking with one another in the family, parish and community, to evangelization, to all the means of communication including radio, television, movies, social media and the culture they create.Back in 1963 one of the Second Vatican Council documents issued by Pope Paul … [Read more...]

TCM Announces Programming Event Featuring Movies Condemned By The Catholic Church hosted by Sr. Rose Pacatte

Hi everyone,Just wanted to share this news with you so you can program your DVR. This is a fascinating look at older films and why they were condemned or found offensive and objectionable by the Legion of Decency. I am the host for about 17 or 18 of the films, usually the first 3-4 of the evening (each Thursday during March.) My approach is cinematic, historical and educational. Some of the films once deemed "condemned" were revisited years later and reclassified by the National Catholic … [Read more...]

Cerulean blue makes a comeback in ‘Cinderella’

OK, so I got distracted. Remember the brilliant scene from "The Devil Wears Prada" when fashion editor Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep) gives a lecture to fashion magazine newcomer Andy (Anne Hathaway) about the pile of stuff that her lumpy take-yourself-too-seriously-to-care-what-you-put-on-your-back cerulean blue seater came from? Here's the clip if you don't recall:Anyway, was I was watching these stunningly colorful previews from Disney and director Kenneth Branagh's new "Cinderella" … [Read more...]

Catholics in Media to honor “St. Vincent” and “Rectify” on April 26

I am having a hard time posting the image so it looks good, but just click on it and all will be made clear!  Final Flyer_22nd Annual CIMA Awards … [Read more...]

“The Way” with Martin Sheen Week 3 Lenten Film Series

You can access the entire series directly at Lenten Film Series 2014. I hope you are enjoying the series!Be sure to check out the questions for reflection and conversation.Have you ever walked the Camino de Santiago de Compostela? If so, share some of your reflections here!Meanwhile "Buen Camino" for your Lenten journey wherever you are.   … [Read more...]

My interview with actor Michael Harney “Orange is the New Black” and other things

In September I had the honor to interview the actor Michael Harney. You have seen him in many films (Erin Brockovich) and television shows (Deadwood, NYPD Blue, Weeds) and now, "Orange is the New Black". In this interview Michael talks about his vocation as an actor, husband, and father. He reveals a deep Catholic faith and passion for acting, as well as his struggles with alcoholism, joys as a father, and long-lasting ties to the Jesuits.Here is the first segment of our interview on the IN … [Read more...]

Catholic Comedy Night (The Laugh Factory in LA) July 11, 2012

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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...]

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...]

Emmy Awards Sunday, August 29, 2010: Sr. Rose votes!

As with most award programs, the Emmy Awards were established in 1949 by the Academy for Television Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles  as part of a public relations program.  The Emmy statue is a winged woman to represent art holding an atom that refers to science.The 62nd Prime Time Emmy Awards will be held on Sunday, August 29, hosted by NBC’s Late Night comedian Jimmy Fallon from the Nokia Theater in downtown Los Angeles. For the first time, the awards will be broadcast simultaneously across … [Read more...]


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