Cesar Chavez – my on camera review

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Here's my online video review of "Cesar Chavez" along with insights and excellent comments by the director Diego Luna and Cesar Chavez' son Paul Chavez. This goes along well with my written review from The Tidings last week. Click here for the print review    … [Read more...]

You know that book I’ve been working on for 7 years? Lights, Camera, Faith: Beatitudes and Deadly Sins? It’s finished!

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  Yes, it is finished. The fifth volume in the series Lights, Camera Faith by my co-author Peter Malone, MSH and me. Click here to see the other volumes. And it's not like Peter didn't do his work: he was finished long ago. I was the one who got behind and involved in many other projects. And gave in to writer's block when all it took was a clean desk and the will to do it! So the manuscript is off to the editor. Sure there will be corrections and other steps but the … [Read more...]

I AM GABRIEL straight to DVD

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This fantasy story takes place in a broken-down rural Texas town where people are being evicted from their homes and farms, others are ill, lack faith, or face other challenges.Then into their midst comes a 12-year old boy who utters words of faith to encourage and invite people to faith. All he will say is, “I am Gabriel.”He then proceeds, in an attitude of severe humor deprivation, to be a voice of encouragement to the good towns people. And he knows things about them no one else does; … [Read more...]

Restless Heart: The Confessions of St. Augustine

lesandro Preziosi plays Augustine during his young- and mid-adult years in RESTLESS HEART. St. Augustine was among the first group of four Doctors of the Church proclaimed in 1295 by Pope Boniface VIII. St. Augustine’s writing remain today among the most respected and beloved in the Catholic Church. Photo curtesy of Ignatius Press.

“Our hearts are restless, O God, until they rest in You.”The story begins at the end of St. Augustine’s life, in 430 A.D. The aged bishop (Franco Neri), philosopher and theologian talks to his niece as he tries to negotiate peace with the Vandals  as they lay siege to the city of Hippo in Northern Africa.Flash back to about the year 371 A.D. when a young Roman leaves Thagaste (in what is now Algeria) to pursue studies in rhetoric in Carthage (now a suburb of Tunis, Tunisia).  The young man, A … [Read more...]

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

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“Game Change” focuses plenty on Palin but lacks punch

(c) HBOHBO film 'Game Change' focuses plenty on Palin, but lacks punchby Sr. Rose Pacatte on Mar. 08, 2012NCR Today"Game Change" 9 p.m. EST/8 p.m. CST Saturday, March 10, HBOIn August 2007, the media pundits were after Republican presidential candidate John McCain (Ed Harris), and he hated being their target. He brought in experienced strategist Steve Schmidt (Woody Harrelson) to take over the senior staff position on his campaign, shaking up the team then headed by campaign manager … [Read more...]

On Faith and Media Film Reviews

  For my recent reviews onTinker Tailor Soldier SpyYoung AdultMy Week with MarilynThe Descendantsand more ... visit http://OnFaithandMedia.org  … [Read more...]

Meet the Sisters – a music video about the Daughters of St. Paul

Sr Tracy Dugas, FSP, and friends made this for our annual dinner-dance fundraiser held last Saturday night at St. Augustine's in Culver City. Enjoy! (Have we got talent, or what?)Here are the lyrics:Original Song written by Patrick Dwyer and Sr. Tracey Dugas Sung by Patrick Dwyer Background Vocals by Sr. Tracey DugasThe Pauline Family SongNow Sister Rose she always knows about the latest movies YO and writes reviews excessively about faith hope and charityJeopardy just seems to be … [Read more...]


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