Sister Rose’s blog reaches 500,000 hits today

Since I moved my blog to Wordpress on October 5, 2008 I never dreamed of 500.000 hits or page views. In this day of YouTube videos getting a million hits in a day or an hour, this half million in three years eight months, an average of 300 hits a day with 2,900 in one day in 2010, does not seem like much in the virtual scheme of things. Yet it provides me with a motive of thanksgiving for the Internet and the gift of communication between God's people the world over and who knows? Maybe the … [Read more...]

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

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

Media Literacy on the rise: Notes from World Summit on Media for Children and Youth

This is a bit late, but here is a blog entry I wrote for the national Catholic Reporter on the World Summit on Media for Children and Youth that I attended in Sweden in June:Sr. Rose's Notes on the World Summit on media for Children and Youth … [Read more...]

NAMLE: National media literacy education association membership campaign

Got media literacy?  Our organizational partner, the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE), is having a special membership offer through May 31st.  Join NAMLE today and…- Your name will be entered in a drawing to win one of several fantastic prizes!- Your membership payment will be matched by a generous donor!-  Enjoy new membership benefits, including a FREE one-year subscription to MediaEdu and a 20% discount on an annual subscription to School Library Journal.NAMLE … [Read more...]

Introduction to Media Literacy set to begin Oct 24 – online course University of Dayton’s Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation

  The University of Dayton's Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation Home Page Click here to go directly to the VLC Course list; click on Introduction to media LiteracyCheck it out! … [Read more...]

Media Literacy in Singapore

I will have the honor of visiting our Sisters and Pauline Cooperators in Singapore before participating in the SIGNIS world congress in Chiang Mai, Thailand (www.signis.net) in October. Here is the publicity for Singapore - if you happen to be in the area! (Note: photo of me taken pre-Jenny Craig days :-) … [Read more...]

Media Literacy Online Certificate Announced (University of Dayton)

  Visit the  University of Dayton's Online Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation for information about the Media Literacy Education certificate course and the courses that are available now (including the prerequisites). You can sign up for the next session of online courses now. You can sign up for the certificate program in late 2009. … [Read more...]

Pauline Center for Media Studies announces summer media programs

 Culver City – The Pauline Center for Media Studies has announced a variety of events scheduled for July and August, 2009. All events will take place at the Center located at 3908 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230.“These courses and events have academic, pastoral and spirituality dimensions”  said Sister Rose Pacatte, MEd in Media Studies, director of the Pauline Center.  “Each one offers a unique opportunity for training and experience in ways to engage in both critical and pastoral w … [Read more...]

Our Media World: Teaching Kids K-8 about Faith and Media – it’s finished! Due out Jan 2010

Co-authors Gretchen Hailer, RSHM & Rose Pacatte, FSP of Our Media World: Teaching Kids K-8 about Faith & MediaThe book is due out in January 2010 from Pauline Books & Media, Boston (Pauline Books & Media Publishing House, Boston) . As soon as we get cover art we will post it!Our Media World is a "stand alone" that will create, with our book Media Mindfulness: Educating Teens about Faith & Media (2007, St. Mary's Press) a consistent media literacy education strategy for K … [Read more...]


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