Inherent in films of the popular culture are deeper truths about our lives and all of creation. By looking at The Lion King from the view of Catholic Social Teaching we discover how catechesis can incorporate popular cinema.
When films such as "Booksmart" "Eight Grade" and the upcoming "Good Boys" our young people need the tools to help them become more media mindful in the face of assaults on their dignity.
Sr Rose offers an insightful article called, "Faith-Based Media Literacy Education, History" for the International Encyclopedia of Media Literacy.
The Erwin brothers and Kingdom Studios, who brought us "I Can Only Imagine" is in process of filming leads Gary Sinise and KJ Apa in the retelling of the true story of Christian music artist Jeremy Camp.
Sr Rose Pacatte attended the Cannes Film Festival and shares about Terrance Malick's new film "A Hidden Life," about the famed Franz Jägerstätter. A beautifully patient film that touches deeply on the purpose and meaning of our lives.
Horror films have the ability to engage human fears in their audiences. Do they carry an even deeper meaning? Sr. Rose Pacatte examined the relationship between horror films & Catholicism in the presentation of the Tom & Julie Condon Lecture Series on Tuesday, November 13.
A new film about the life of Mary Magdalene challenges past images of her as conflated with the sinful woman in Luke's Gospel and instead shows her to be the faithful, intelligent disciple of Jesus along with the Apostles.
When a boy falls through the ice in Lake St Louis, Missouri and remains brain dead for more than an hour, all hope for his survival seems lost, until his mother refuses to give up on him. Her fierce faith and trust in God proves that miracles do happen!
Sr Helena shares about Pope Saint John Paul's Theology of the Body #60-63 as he reflects on the ethos of the body in art and culture. She brings it to an understanding in the popular media culture.
As we celebrate Women's History Month, I share my reflections on some recents and not-so-recent films that express the theme of this year's celebration: Visionary Women—Champions of Peace and Nonviolence.
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within the context of culture,
education, and faith formation.