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Baby Mama (CNS)
Babylon A.D. (CNS)
Bad Boys II (CNS)
Bad Company (CNS)
Bad Education (CNS)
Bad News Bears (CNS)
Bad Santa (CNS)
Bad Teacher (CNS)
Baggage Claim (CNS)
Ballad of Jack and Rose, The (CNS)
Balls of Fury (CNS)
Bandslam (CNS)
Banger Sisters, The (CNS)
Bangkok Dangerous (CNS)
Bank Job, The (CNS)
Barbarian Invasions, The (CNS)
Barbershop 2: Back In Business (CNS)
Barnyard (SAM)
Barnyard (CNS)
Basic (CNS)
Basic Instinct 2 (CNS)
Batman Begins (CNS)
Batman Begins (SAM)
Battle for Terra (CNS)
Battle in Seattle (CNS)
Battle of Shaker Heights, The (CNS)
Battle of the Year (CNS)
Battle: Los Angeles (CNS)
Battleship (CNS)
Be Cool (CNS)
Be Kind Rewind (CNS)
Bears (CNS)
Beautiful Creatures (CNS)
Beautiful Mind, A (SAM)
Beautiful Mind, A (EDC)
Beauty Shop (CNS)
The Beaver (SRR)
Because I Said So (CNS)
Because of Winn-Dixie (EDC)
Because of Winn-Dixie (SAM)
Becoming Jane (CNS)
Bed of Roses (SAM)
Bedtime Stories (CNS)
Bee Movie (CNS)
Bee Season (CNS)
Beerfest (CNS)
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (CNS)
Before I Go to Sleep (CNS)
Begin Again (CNS)
Being Julia (CNS)
Believer, The (CNS)
Bella (CNS)
Bella (SAM)
Below (CNS)
Benchwarmers, The (CNS)
Bend It Like Beckham (EDC)
Bend It Like Beckham (CNS)
Bend It Like Beckham (SAM)
Benji Off the Leash! (CNS)
Beowulf (CNS)
Beowulf & Grendel (CNS)
The Best of Me (CNS)
A Better Life (SRR)
Beverly Hills Chihuahua (CNS)
Bewitched (CNS)
Beyond Borders (CNS)
Beyond the Gates (CNS)
Beyond the Lights (CNS)
Beyond the Sea (CNS)
Big Bounce, The (CNS)
Big Fish (EDC)
Big Fish (CNS)
Big Fish (SAM)
Big Hero 6 (CNS)
Big Lebowski, The (SAM)
Big Momma's House 2 (CNS)
Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (CNS)
Big Night (SAM)
Big Question, The (CNS)
The Big Year (CNS)
Biker Boyz (CNS)
Billy Elliot (SAM)
Birdcage, The (SAM)
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (CNS)
Birth (CNS)
Birth (CNS)
The Black Balloon (CNS)
Black Book (CNS)
Black Dahlia, The (CNS)
Black Hawk Down (SAM)
Black Mass (CNS)
Black Nativity (CNS)
Black or White (CNS)
Black Snake Moan (CNS)
Black Swan (CNS)
Blackhat (CNS)
Blackhat (CNS)
Blade: Trinity (CNS)
Blades of Glory (CNS)
Blair Witch Project, The (SAM)
Blended (CNS)
The Blind Side (CNS)
Blind Spot: Hitler's Secretary (CNS)
Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi, The (CNS)
Blindness (CNS)
Blood and Chocolate (CNS)
Blood Diamond (CNS)
Blood Simple (SAM)
Blood Work (CNS)
Blood Work (SAM)
Blow (SAM)
Blue Car (CNS)
Blue Crush (CNS)
Blue Jasmine (CNS)
Boat Trip (CNS)
Bobby (CNS)
Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius (CNS)
Body of Lies (CNS)
Bogus (SAM)
Bollywood/Hollywood (CNS)
Bolt (CNS)
Bonhoeffer (SAM)
Bonhoeffer (CNS)
Bonneville (CNS)
Boogeyman (CNS)
The Book of Eli (CNS)
The Book of Life (CNS)
The Book Thief (CNS)
Borat! Cultural Learning of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (CNS)
Bordertown (CNS)
The Bounty Hunter (CNS)
A Bouquet of Roses (SAM)
Bourne Identity, The (SAM)
Bourne Identity, The (CNS)
The Bourne Legacy (CNS)
Bourne Supremacy, The (SAM)
Bourne Supremacy, The (CNS)
Bourne Ultimatum, The (CNS)
Bowfinger (SAM)
Bowling for Columbine (CNS)
Bowling For Columbine (SAM)
The Box (CNS)
Boxer, The (SAM)
The Boxtrolls (CNS)
Boy A (CNS)
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (CNS)
Boyhood (CNS)
Boynton Beach Club (CNS)
The Boys: The Sherman Brothers Story (CNS)
Bratz (CNS)
Brave One, The (CNS)
Breach (SAM)
Breach (EDC)
Breach (CNS)
Bread, My Sweet, The (CNS)
Breakdown (SAM)
Breakin' All the Rules (CNS)
Breaking and Entering (CNS)
Breaking Dawn (CNS)
Break-Up, The (CNS)
Brick (CNS)
Brick Mansions (CNS)
Bride & Prejudice (CNS)
Bride and Prejudice (SAM)
Bride Wars (CNS)
Brideshead Revisited (SAM)
Brideshead Revisited (CNS)
Bridesmaids (CNS)
Bridesmaids (SRR)
Bridge to Terabithia (CNS)
Bridge to Terabithia (SAM)
Bridge to Terabithia (EDC)
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (CNS)
Bridget Jones's Diary (SAM)
Bright Young Things (CNS)
Brighton Rock (CNS)
Bringing Down the House (CNS)
Bringing Out the Dead (SAM)
Brokeback Mountain (CNS)
Broken City (CNS)
Broken Flowers (CNS)
Brooklyn (CNS)
Brooklyn Rules (CNS)
Brooklyn's Finest (CNS)
Brother Bear (CNS)
Brother Sun Sister Moon (SAM)
Brothers (CNS)
Brothers Grimm, The (CNS)
Brothers Solomon, The (CNS)
Bruce Almighty (SAM)
Bruce Almighty (CNS)
Bruno (CNS)
Buck (SRR)
Bucket List, The (SAM)
Bucket List, The (CNS)
Buffalo Soldiers (CNS)
Bugs (CNS)
Bulletproof Monk (CNS)
Bully (CNS)
Bulworth (SAM)
Burlesque (CNS)
Burn After Reading (CNS)
Burn After Reading (SAM)
Burnt (CNS)
Butterfly Effect, The (CNS)
Butterfly, The (EDC)
Butterfly, The (CNS)

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' ratings
A-I General patronage
A-II Adults and adolescents
A-III Adults
A-IV Adults, with reservations
L Limited adult audience
O Morally offensive

Motion Picture Association of America ratings
G General audiences
PG Parental guidance suggested
PG-13 Parents strongly cautioned
R Restricted
NC-17 No one 17 and under admitted

Charles de Foucauld: Born into an aristocratic family in Strasbourg, France, Charles was orphaned at the age of six, raised by his devout grandfather, rejected the Catholic faith as a teenager and joined the French army. Inheriting a great deal of money from his grandfather, Charles went to Algeria with his regiment, but not without his mistress, Mimi. <br /><br />When he declined to give her up, he was dismissed from the army. Still in Algeria when he left Mimi, Charles reenlisted in the army. Refused permission to make a scientific exploration of nearby Morocco, he resigned from the service. With the help of a Jewish rabbi, Charles disguised himself as a Jew and in 1883 began a one-year exploration that he recorded in a book that was well received. <br /><br />Inspired by the Jews and Muslims whom he met, Charles resumed the practice of his Catholic faith when he returned to France in 1886. He joined a Trappist monastery in Ardeche, France, and later transferred to one in Akbes, Syria. Leaving the monastery in 1897, Charles worked as gardener and sacristan for the Poor Clare nuns in Nazareth and later in Jerusalem. In 1901 he returned to France and was ordained a priest. <br /><br />Later that year Charles journeyed to Beni-Abbes, Morocco, intending to found a monastic religious community in North Africa that offered hospitality to Christians, Muslims, Jews, or people with no religion. He lived a peaceful, hidden life but attracted no companions. <br /><br />A former army comrade invited him to live among the Tuareg people in Algeria. Charles learned their language enough to write a Tuareg-French and French-Tuareg dictionary, and to translate the Gospels into Tuareg. In 1905 he came to Tamanrasset, where he lived the rest of his life. A two-volume collection of Charles' Tuareg poetry was published after his death. <br /><br />In early 1909 he visited France and established an association of laypeople who pledged to live by the Gospels. His return to Tamanrasset was welcomed by the Tuareg. In 1915 Charles wrote to Louis Massignon: “The love of God, the love for one’s neighbor…All religion is found there…How to get to that point? Not in a day since it is perfection itself: it is the goal we must always aim for, which we must unceasingly try to reach and that we will only attain in heaven.”   <br /><br />The outbreak of World War I led to attacks on the French in Algeria. Seized in a raid by another tribe, Charles and two French soldiers coming to visit him were shot to death on December 1, 1916. <br />Five religious congregations, associations, and spiritual institutes (Little Brothers of Jesus, Little Sisters of the Sacred Heart, Little Sisters of Jesus, Little Brothers of the Gospel and Little Sisters of the Gospel) draw inspiration from the peaceful, largely hidden, yet hospitable life that characterized Charles. He was beatified on November 13, 2005. American Catholic Blog You know, O my God, I have never desired anything but to love you, and I am ambitious for no other glory.

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