Welcome to my new blog!
I am Sr Rose Pacatte,FSP director of the Pauline Center for Media Studies in Culver City, CA. I have an MEd in Media Studies from the University of London (UK) and a Certificate in Pastoral Communications from the Unviersity of Dayton. My primary work is media literacy education for parents and teachers within the context of culture, education and faith formation. I love movies and am the Film/TV columnist for St. Anthony Messenger Magazine: www.americancatholic.org . You can also find film and media education articles at www.PaulineCMS.
With Peter Malone, MSC, I am the co-author of the series Lights, Camera…Faith! A movie lover’s guide to scripture.Check out www.nationalfilmretreat.org, too. My most recent books are Lights, Camera, Faith: The Ten Commandments, The Nativity story: A Film Study Guide, Into Great Silence Study Guide (with Ron Schmidt, SJ )and Media Mindfulness: Educating Teens about Faith & Media (with Gretchen Hailer, RSHM.)
This blog will be a media potpourri including film, television, book and other reviews, theology and spirituality of communication, information about media literacy education articles, activities and courses and all things relevant – or maybe not!- to these topics.
I am not sure yet what I will do with my AOL blog. It has about five years’ worth of reviews and I don’t want to lose them. If anyone has any ideas, please let me know!
Blessings and welcome!
Here is a link to Sr. Anne’s Joan’s blog (one of our sisters and #1 blogger!) with a widget that allows you to contribute funds to supply Christmas books for needy kids.