• WELCOME

    Make yourself at home! Learn more about the Pauline Center for Media Studies and the resources we offer that can help you mindfully respond to the media you take in, engage the media with your faith, and be discerning about your media choices. As religious sisters, we not only consume media, but produce media as well, which gives us a unique perspective on how to engage media with analytical skills and faith.

  • THE LATEST MOVIE REVIEWS

    Perceptive movie reviews explore each film from multiple perspectives--human, artistic, religious, and Catholic. Movie reviews at your fingertips that are both media-literate and faith-friendly can help you choose the best movies for you and your family. Search for a thoughtful review of a recently-released movie, or browse to find a film that is not only artistically well-done, but has a powerful message. 

  • FIND A SPEAKER

    Pauline Center for Media Studies speakers offer film retreats and presentations on a variety of topics related to media literacy, media mindfulness, and faith formation in a digital age. PCMS presentations are for anyone wanting to connect their faith with their everyday, media-saturated lives, from teachers and catechists, to teens, to parents, to parish prayer groups.

  • ONLINE COURSES & ARTICLES

    Our newly developing Resources section now includes Online Courses, as well as information for families, parishes, classrooms, and anyone interested in the powerful influence of the media in our world today. Topics include: Media Mindfulness, Media Spirituality, Theology of Pop Culture, News from the Pauline Center of Media Studies, and links to online resources.  

 


 

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National Media Literacy Week is November 6 - November 10, 2017

 

 

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Cultural Mysticism

Media Literacy: What is it?

 

Praying with the Media

  • “We are living in an information-driven society which bombards us indiscriminately with data—all treated as being of equal importance—and which leads to remarkable superficiality in the area of moral discernment. In response, we need to provide an education which teaches critical thinking and encourages the development of mature moral values.”

    — Pope Francis, Joy of the Gospel, #64
  • The most important tool when making meaning from a movie is one your children have been using since they can speak: the question. Many of the concerns Catholic parents have in regard to the media’s influence on their children can be addressed by asking them questions and entering into meaningful conversations about the media they consume..”

    — Sr. Hosea Rupprecht, FSP, How To Watch Movies with Kids—A Values-Based Strategy