From Creating Content to Consuming Barbie

Episode Eight


The media landscape has changed dramatically since Sister Beth Murphy and her guest, Sister Rose Pacatte, completed advanced degrees in pastoral communications theology and media literacy 30 years ago. Here they converse about everything from the challenges and gifts of Artificial Intelligence to the impact of media on family life, the well-being of society, and movies they love.


About our guests

Sister Rose Pacatte, a member of the Daughters of St. Paul, is the founding director of the Los Angeles-based Pauline Center for Media Studies, a film critic, author, and sought-after speaker on all things media and pop culture. She writes reviews and commentary for National Catholic Reporter, and has authored several books, including biographies of the artist Corita Kent and West Wing star Martin Sheen.



  • Media mindfulness education is for the whole person
  • Media is a commercial enterprise with profit-driven interests. Resist what it tries to tell you about who you are and ought to be.
  • What motivates our use of Artificial Intelligence?
  • Algorithms export the prejudices and biases of the people who create them into new technologies.
  • The simple formula for consuming media wisely: T.H.I.N.K.
    Is it:



Pauline Center for Media Studies—culture, education, faith formation

Killing us softly 1-12-3-4

Dove Foundation Gina Davis: who are women and girls really are

AI challenges

What the world needs now is love sweet love…..

The Lives of Others (German)

Of God’s and Men

The Devil Wears Prada

Movie: Coded Bias

Let’s talk about Barbie the movie: predicated on the thought about dying is a movie worth watching. Barbie becomes self-aware and self-conscious

The Crudes.


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