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Sister Hosea Rupprecht is a member of the Daughters of St. Paul, a religious community dedicated to evangelization with the media. She holds a Master of Theological Studies degree from the University of St. Michael’s College in Toronto and an MA in Media Literacy from Webster University in St. Louis. 

Sr. Hosea is director of the East Coast office of the Pauline Center for Media Studies, based in Staten Island, NY, and speaks on media literacy and faith to catechists, parents, youth, and young adults. Together with Father Chip Hines, she is the co-host of Searchlight, a Catholic movie review show on Catholic TV. Sr. Hosea is the author of How to Watch Movies with Kids: A Values-Based Strategy, released by Pauline Books & Media. 

For the past 15 years, she has facilitated various film dialogues for both children and adults, as well as given presentations on integrating culture, faith and media.

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Purgatory - a call to prayer, repentance, and forgiveness

Purgatory - a call to prayer, repentance, and forgiveness

What's the first image that comes to your mind when you hear the word, "purgatory"? Artists over the centuries have depicted purgatory as a place where souls endure fiery torment while awaiting heaven, so you're in good company if purgatory conjures up images of fire and suffering. "Purgatory," the new film by Michal Kondrat (Faustina: Love and Mercy), seeks to dispel fearful notions of purgatory, while at the same time issuing a call to repentance and prayer. Th...
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Mass - processing a tragedy

Mass - processing a tragedy

Actor-turned-writer/director, Fran Kranz, tackles a tough subject in his feature film debut, "Mass." The emotional aftermath of a school shooting for family members left behind seems like an unusual plot for a film, but Kranz hits all the right notes in this understated but realistic portrayal of two couples struggling to come to terms with what happened at their sons' school six years previous.
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Come From Away - human goodness will always win

Come From Away - human goodness will always win

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11, Apple TV+ brings to the screen the musical that pays tribute to the people of Gander, Newfoundland, who welcomed over 7,000 people, practically doubling their population, when planes were diverted from American airspace after the attacks of September 11, 2001. The musical, at the same time heartwarming, funny, and respectful, tells the stories of the best of humanity on a day when the worst was also in evidence.
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Black Widow - Family First

Black Widow - Family First

I'll add my voice to the many that say it's about time for a solo film for Black Widow, a.k.a. Natasha Romanoff, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Although "Black Widow's" story is not as gripping as it could have been, it deserves a place in the pantheon of female superhero movies, much like it's DC counterpart, "Wonder Woman."
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Summer of Soul (...Or when the revolution could not be televised) - reversing the "erasure"

Summer of Soul (...Or when the revolution could not be televised) - reversing the "erasure"

"Summer of Soul (…OR when the revolution could not be televised)," a documentary about the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival that took place just 100 miles south of Woodstock in 1969, comes to Hulu on July 2nd. The film celebrates African American culture, music, history, and the ongoing quest for social justice and an end to racism.
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Of Animals and Men - Faith in Action

Of Animals and Men - Faith in Action

On June 22nd, for one night only, Fathom Events is showing "Of Animals and Men," a new documentary about the Zabinski family, directors of the Warsaw Zoo during World War II, who used the empty animal enclosures to hide Jews who had escaped the Warsaw Ghetto. Directed by Lukasz Czajka, the film captures the lives of these extraordinary people through amazing archival footage, and interviews with family members and survivors who benefited from the Zabinski's generosity and love.
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