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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
Hail, Caesar! (CNS)
Hairspray (EDC)
Hairspray (CNS)
Hairspray (SAM)
Half Nelson (CNS)
Half Past Dead (CNS)
Halloween (CNS)
Halloween II (CNS)
Hamlet 2 (CNS)
Hamptons, The (SAM)
Hancock (CNS)
Hanging Up (SAM)
The Hangover (CNS)
The Hangover Part II (CNS)
The Hangover Part III (CNS)
Hanna (CNS)
Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert (CNS)
Hannah Montana the Movie (CNS)
Hannibal Rising (CNS)
Hapily N'Ever After (CNS)
Happening, The (CNS)
Happy Endings (CNS)
Happy Feet (CNS)
Happy-Go-Lucky (CNS)
Hard Candy (CNS)
Hard Word, The (CNS)
Hardball (SAM)
Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay (CNS)
Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle (CNS)
Harry Potter (EDC)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (CNS)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (CNS)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (CNS)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (SAM)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (CNS)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (CNS)
Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix (CNS)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (SAM)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (CNS)
Harsh Times (CNS)
The Hateful Eight (CNS)
The Haunting in Connecticut (CNS)
The Haunting of Molly Hartley (CNS)
Haywire (CNS)
Haywire (SRR)
He Got Game (SAM)
He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not (CNS)
Head in the Clouds (CNS)
Head of State (CNS)
Heart of the Game, The (CNS)
Heart of Me, The (CNS)
Heartbreak Kid, The (CNS)
Hearts in Atlantis (SAM)
The Hedgehog (Le hérisson) (SRR)
Heights (CNS)
Hellboy (SAM)
Hellboy II: The Golden Army (CNS)
The Help (CNS)
The Help (SRR)
Henry Poole is Here (CNS)
Her (CNS)
Herbie: Fully Loaded (CNS)
Hercules (CNS)
Hereafter (CNS)
Hero (CNS)
He's Just Not That Into You (CNS)
Hey Arnold! The Movie (CNS)
Hidalgo (CNS)
Hidalgo (SAM)
Hidden Blade, The (CNS)
Hide and Seek (CNS)
High Tension (CNS)
Higher Ground (SRR)
Hills Have Eyes, II, The (CNS)
Hills Have Eyes, The (CNS)
History of Violence, A (CNS)
Hitch (CNS)
Hitch (SAM)
Hitchcock (CNS)
Hitcher, The (CNS)
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The (CNS)
Hitman (CNS)
Hoax, The (CNS)
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (CNS)
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (CNS)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (CNS)
Holes (EDC)
Holes (CNS)
Holes (SAM)
Holiday, The (CNS)
Hollywood Homicide (CNS)
Hollywoodland (CNS)
Hollywoodland (SAM)
A Hologram for the King (CNS)
Holy Girl, The (CNS)
Holy Land, The (CNS)
Home (CNS)
Home at the End of the World, A (CNS)
Home on the Range (CNS)
Homefront (CNS)
Honey (CNS)
Honeymooners, The (CNS)
Honorable Mention (SAM)
Hoodwinked (CNS)
Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil (CNS)
Hoot (CNS)
Hoot (SAM)
Hope Springs (CNS)
Horrible Bosses (CNS)
Horrible Bosses (SRR)
Horse Whisperer, The (SAM)
The Host (CNS)
Hostage (CNS)
Hostel (CNS)
Hostel: Part II (CNS)
Hot Chick, The (CNS)
Hot Fuzz (CNS)
Hot Pursuit (CNS)
Hot Rod (CNS)
Hot Tub Time Machine (CNS)
Hotel (CNS)
Hotel for Dogs (CNS)
Hotel Rwanda (EDC)
Hotel Rwanda (CNS)
Hotel Transylvania (CNS)
Hounddog (CNS)
Hours, The (CNS)
Hours, The (SAM)
House (CNS)
House Bunny, The (CNS)
House of D (CNS)
House of the Dead (CNS)
House of Flying Daggers (CNS)
House of Fools (CNS)
House of Sand and Fog (CNS)
House of Wax (CNS)
Housekeeper, The (CNS)
How About You (CNS)
How Do You Know (CNS)
How She Move (CNS)
How to Be Single (CNS)
How to Deal (CNS)
How to Eat Fried Worms (CNS)
How to Eat Fried Worms (SAM)
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (CNS)
How to Train Your Dragon (CNS)
Howl's Moving Castle (CNS)
Hugo (CNS)
Hugo (SRR)
Hulk, The (CNS)
Human Stain, The (CNS)
The Hundred-Foot Journey (CNS)
The Hunger Games (CNS)
The Hunger Games (SRR)
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (CNS)
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 (CNS)
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 (CNS)
Hunted, The (CNS)
Hunting Party, The (CNS)
Hunting Party, The (SAM)
The Huntsman: Winter’s War (CNS)
Hurricane, The (SAM)
Hustle & Flow (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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