Sr. Rose Pacatte

Sr. Rose Pacatte

Sr. Rose Pacatte is the Director of the Pauline Center for Media Studies. She writes broadly about all things related to today's media. You can find her work at the following places: St. Anthony Messenger and Sister Rose at the Movies. You may also follow her via Facebook.

Are Horror Films C(c)atholic?

Sr. Rose Pacatte, FSP
Are Horror Films C(c)atholic?
Horror films attempt to exploit human issues and create a confrontation between human and supernatural strengths and weaknesses and draw from and/or reinforce Catholic Christian theology. And this, all the while, as Alfred Hitchcock used to say, scaring the hell out of audiences...

The Life and Lies of David Gale

Sr. Rose Pacatte, FSP
The Life and Lies of David Gale
Whether we think that capital punishment "makes sense" or not, it behooves us to examine how we reached that conclusion. Thought and language are inextricably entwined with how we live within our culture...

Questions In the Night: The Crises of Zero Dark Thirty and The Hurt Locker

Sr. Rose Pacatte, FSP
Questions In the Night: The Crises of Zero Dark Thirty and The Hurt Locker
Both Sgt. James and Maya are the by-products of war, and the filmmakers, through their stories, both fictional and based-on-fact, put forward those deep questions about meaning that ought wake us up in the middle of the night...

Metaphors and Journeys of Faith in Life of Pi and Big Fish

Sr. Rose Pacatte, FSP
Metaphors and Journeys of Faith in Life of Pi and Big Fish
Because we are people with a confounding inconsistent preference for both the concrete and the abstract in stories, or a blend of the two, the best that modern day storytellers, that is the filmmakers, can hope for is that the audience will suspend disbelief, enter the story and actively seek to make meaning from what they have seen and heard...
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