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All A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
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)
Barbershop: The Next Cut (CNS)
Barnyard (SAM)
Barnyard (CNS)
Basic (CNS)
Basic Instinct 2 (CNS)
Batman Begins (CNS)
Batman Begins (SAM)
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (CNS)
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 Short (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)
The Boy (CNS)
The Boy (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




Junipero Serra: In 1776, when the American Revolution was beginning in the east, another part of the future United States was being born in California. That year a gray-robed Franciscan founded Mission San Juan Capistrano, now famous for its annually returning swallows. San Juan was the seventh of nine missions established under the direction of this indomitable Spaniard. 
<p>Born on Spain’s island of Mallorca, Serra entered the Franciscan Order, taking the name of St. Francis’ childlike companion, Brother Juniper. Until he was 35, he spent most of his time in the classroom—first as a student of theology and then as a professor. He also became famous for his preaching. Suddenly he gave it all up and followed the yearning that had begun years before when he heard about the missionary work of St. Francis Solanus in South America. Junipero’s desire was to convert native peoples in the New World. </p><p>Arriving by ship at Vera Cruz, Mexico, he and a companion walked the 250 miles to Mexico City. On the way Junipero’s left leg became infected by an insect bite and would remain a cross—sometimes life-threatening—for the rest of his life. For 18 years he worked in central Mexico and in the Baja Peninsula. He became president of the missions there. </p><p>Enter politics: the threat of a Russian invasion south from Alaska. Charles III of Spain ordered an expedition to beat Russia to the territory. So the last two <i>conquistadors</i>—one military, one spiritual—began their quest. José de Galvez persuaded Junipero to set out with him for present-day Monterey, California. The first mission founded after the 900-mile journey north was San Diego (1769). That year a shortage of food almost canceled the expedition. Vowing to stay with the local people, Junipero and another friar began a novena in preparation for St. Joseph’s day, March 19, the scheduled day of departure. On that day, the relief ship arrived. </p><p>Other missions followed: Monterey/Carmel (1770); San Antonio and San Gabriel (1771); San Luís Obispo (1772); San Francisco and San Juan Capistrano (1776); Santa Clara (1777); San Buenaventura (1782). Twelve more were founded after Serra’s death. </p><p>Junipero made the long trip to Mexico City to settle great differences with the military commander. He arrived at the point of death. The outcome was substantially what Junipero sought: the famous “Regulation” protecting the Indians and the missions. It was the basis for the first significant legislation in California, a “Bill of Rights” for Native Americans. </p><p>Because the Native Americans were living a nonhuman life from the Spanish point of view, the friars were made their legal guardians. The Native Americans were kept at the mission after Baptism lest they be corrupted in their former haunts—a move that has brought cries of “injustice” from some moderns. </p><p>Junipero’s missionary life was a long battle with cold and hunger, with unsympathetic military commanders and even with danger of death from non-Christian native peoples. Through it all his unquenchable zeal was fed by prayer each night, often from midnight till dawn. He baptized over 6,000 people and confirmed 5,000. His travels would have circled the globe. He brought the Native Americans not only the gift of faith but also a decent standard of living. He won their love, as witnessed especially by their grief at his death. He is buried at Mission San Carlo Borromeo, Carmel, and was beatified in 1988. Pope Francis canonized him in Washington, D.C., on September 23, 2015.</p> American Catholic Blog Hope and faith can outshine the darkness of evil. However dense the darkness may appear, our hope for the triumph of the light is stronger still. Though violence continues to stain us with blood, the shadows of death can be dissipated with one act of light.

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