Welcome, Sister Rose!
Jun. 8, 2011
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Welcome, Sister Rose!

With this month's episodes of American Catholic Radio, Sister Rose Pacatte, of the Daughters of St. Paul (Paulines) joins us to present our new "On Faith and Media" feature. She lives in Los Angeles--more specifically, Culver City, near the LAX airport and not far from famed Venice Beach. The Daughters of St. Paul are known worldwide for their study of today's media, especially how print, film and electronic communications may be avenues to discover God. (You can learn more about their mission at http://www.pauline.org/.)

Sister Rose, a specialist in media education, earned an M.A. in media studies (University of London, United Kingdom) and has a diploma in catechetics and a certificate in pastoral communications (University of Dayton, where she has taught in its Institute for Pastoral Studies). She directs a special media center in Culver City, located with the Paulines' resource center there, where thousands from the L.A. area shop for Catholic books and media-and also pray with the sisters in their chapel. The media center offers courses and retreats grounded in media education.

Sister Rose is a frequent presence in motion picture circles in Hollywood and beyond. She regularly attends film screenings and talks with producers, directors, writers, actors and others in the film industry about their work and spirituality. She has served on international juries at film festivals and has visited many parts of the world in her work as a movie reviewer and media educator. She numbers among her friends Oscar-winning producers and directors-and has won numerous awards herself.

Reader of St. Anthony Messenger magazine have known Sister Rose for a number of years as its movie and television reviewer. She does not shy away from any media that might lead us to think more deeply and perhaps gain a new perspective on faith-even when the media might be controversial for language or content.

I have been blessed to know Sister Rose as a longtime friend in Catholic media. We share a love for movies and have given retreats together, centered on films and faith. It's been my great joy to be the guest of her Pauline Sisters in Boston and L.A. They are a community which keeps up on all forms of media, and their gift is to interpret media in the light of our faith. Typically, I'll call Sister Rose when I've seen some recent film, only to catch her on her way to a Hollywood screening! We don't always agree of what we like, but we do appreciate the real dedication of so many people in the movie industry who search for the truth through their art.

I know you'll find your media horizons broadened by Sister Rose and her contribution to ACR and to our whole family of resources here at St. Anthony Messenger Press. And she's promised to team up with me from time to time in a feature we'll call "A Priest and Nun Go to the Movies." Welcome, Sister Rose!

Father Greg Friedman, O.F.M.
American Catholic Radio: Upcoming Episodes (#11-25 , #11-26)
Use the links below to preview the shows or download them in MP3 format for broadcast.
Highlights from this episode include:

Living Faith
Judy Zarick interviews Peter Poppleton from Arizona. Peter left the Catholic Church for a while but came back in a dramatic way and is now a committed Catholic. He comes from a charismatic experience within the Church and talks about how that has affected his faith journey.

Ask a Franciscan
Franciscan Father Dan Kroger answers two pastoral questions: 1) What is the Angelus prayer? and 2) How does someone determine what his vocation should be, especially if he feels called to the priesthood?

On Faith & Media
How can we find God in our media-saturated world? Direct from Hollywood, ACR presents Sister Rose Pacatte of the Daughters of St. Paul. Her mission is to help people of faith understand what we're seeing and hearing all around us. She's an educator, author, movie reviewer for the Catholic press, and she's won numerous awards for her passion to illuminate what's good in today's popular culture. Sr. Rose begins her new series on media by answering the question, "Why does a nun review movies?"

Exploring Our Faith
John's guest is Eileen Burke-Sullivan, an associate professor of theology at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. She also directs its online Master of Arts in Ministry program and assists with the Master of Christian Spirituality program. Dr. Burke-Sullivan is an experienced pastoral liturgical minister and has offered ministry formation courses, retreats and spiritual direction in both Catholic and Protestant churches throughout the United States and Canada. She talked with John about the Holy Spirit's gifts to the Church.

Minute Meditations
Jesuit Father Mark Thibodeaux reads from his audiobook Armchair Mystic: Easing Into Contemplative Prayer, published by St. Anthony Messenger Press.
Highlights from this episode include:

Living Faith
Judy Zarick talks to Father Tony Wall, who thinks Catholics should spend more time living out their faith in the marketplace. He set up a "Catholic kiosk" in a mall for one month and handed out free material to anyone who was interested.

Ask a Franciscan
Franciscan Father Don Miller answers three ethical questions: 1) Is it ever permissible not to insert a feeding tube?; 2) May a Catholic have a "Do Not Resuscitate" directive?; and 3) Since homosexuals do not choose their sexual orientation, does the Church hold that they are not responsible for it?

On Faith & Media
Direct from Hollywood, ACR presents Sister Rose Pacatte from the Daughters of St. Paul. Her mission is to help people of faith understand what we're seeing and hearing all around us in the media. She's an educator, author, movie reviewer for the Catholic press, and she's won numerous awards for her passion to illuminate what's good in today's popular culture. Sr. Rose discusses her favorite Bible story brought to the "big screen."

Exploring Our Faith
John Feister interviews Passionist Father Donald Senior, president of Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, the largest Roman Catholic graduate school of ministry in the U.S. He also is a professor of New Testament there, and also serves as general editor of The Bible Today and co-editor of the international commentary series New Testament Message, in addition to writing many books and articles. He'll offer us an overview of the Beatitudes as found in Matthew's Gospel.

Minute Meditations
Barbara Beckwith reads from When Your Adult Child Chooses a Different Path, by Theresa Cotter from the Handing On the Faith series published by St. Anthony Messenger Press.
 
 
Franciscan Radio
Link to audio features Saint of the Day, Sunday Soundbites, and American Catholic Radio.
American Catholic Radio
A weekly half-hour catechetical program, in the popular style of the Franciscans.
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