Hollywood Portrayal of Nuns 1945-2008

In a range of films spanning almost 70 years nuns have been portrayed in quite a variety of ways. These films have to a degree shaped  how they are seen in popular imagination. How many of the following have you seen, when and what might be your reaction viewing them...

Spiritual side of the Oscars

A spiritual side of the Oscars? The folks at Busted Halo offer some insights  about "Lincoln", "Life of Pi", "Silver Linings Playbook" and "Zero Dark Thirty" via a series reflecting on the spiritual side of the cinema. In a series of posts they have explored Acting...

Busted Halo on cinema spirituality

Busted Halo writes...Ever wonder where God is in cinema these days? Well perhaps you haven’t seen a handful of this year’s Best Picture nominees. Beasts of the Southern Wild, Les Misérables, and Life of Pi are inherently spiritual films dealing with themes of...

Using film to contemplate Religious Life

Cinema, the Vows, Mission, Communion, Spirituality – using film to contemplate Religious Life As we approach Vocation Awareness week, January 13-19,  Sr.  Rose Pacatte, respected Catholic film critic writes, "Over the last year or so I prepared these lists for the...

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