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Sr. Nancy is the Director of the Pauline Center for Media Studies and a Media Literacy Education Specialist. She has degrees in Communications Arts and a Masters in Theology and the Arts from Fuller Theological Seminary. She has extensive experience in the creative aspects of social media, print media, radio and video production as well as in marketing, advertising, retail management and administration. 

Sr. Nancy has given numerous media mindfulness workshops, presentations and film retreats around the country to youth, young adults, catechists, seminarians, teachers and media professionals helping to create that dialogue between faith and media. She is a member of NAMLE (National Association of Media Literacy Educators), SIGNIS (World Catholic Association for Communicators) and THEOCOM (Theology and Communications in Dialogue) and board member of CIMA (Catholics in Media Associates). She is the author of a theology of popular culture called, A Sacred Look: Becoming Cultural Mystics from Wipf & Stock Publishing. Sr. Nancy is a theologian, national speaker, blogger and film reviewer. 

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Sr. Rose Receives Gabriel Award for Personal Achievement

Sr. Rose Receives Gabriel Award for Personal Achievement

This past week Catholic communicators from around the world gathered in Quebec City, Canada for the SIGNIS world congress and the Catholic Media Conference put on by the Catholic Press Association of the US and Canada.  During the conference, the Catholic Academy of Communication Professionals hosted its 52nd annual Gabriel Awards to recognize the best in broadcast journalism for film, radio, cable network, cable television and social media that promote human dignity and artistic achie...
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The Shack— A Cinematic Retreat Expression of God’s Generativity

The Shack— A Cinematic Retreat Expression of God’s Generativity

The movie, The Shack, based on the book by William P. Young that sold over 10 million copies, is a cinematic retreat. In two hours it leads the viewer to go deeper and examine one’s life, struggles with faith, and relationships. As Tim McGraw says, who plays Mack’s friend and pastor Willie in the film, this story “impacts viscerally.” One cannot but be moved by such a profoundly impactful film. True to the medium, the movie leaves each viewer to enter into the emotion of the characters and c...
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