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J. Edgar (CNS)
J. Edgar (SRR)
Jack (SAM)
Jack and Jill (CNS)
Jack the Giant Slayer (CNS)
Jack Reacher (CNS)
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (CNS)
Jackal, The (SAM)
Jackass 3-D (CNS)
Jackass The Movie (CNS)
Jackass: Number Two (CNS)
Jacket, The (CNS)
Jane Austen Book Club, The (CNS)
Jane Eyre (SAM)
Jane Eyre (CNS)
Jarhead (CNS)
Jeepers Creepers 2 (CNS)
Jennifer's Body (CNS)
Jerry McGuire (SAM)
Jersey Boys (CNS)
Jersey Girl (CNS)
Jersey Girl (SAM)
Jesus Camp (SAM)
Jesus Camp (CNS)
Jet Lag (CNS)
Jet Li's Fearless (CNS)
Jiminy Glick in LaLaWood (CNS)
Jimmy Carter Man From Plains (CNS)
Jindabyne (SAM)
Jindabyne (CNS)
Jobs (CNS)
John Carter (CNS)
John Carter (SRR)
John Tucker Must Die (CNS)
John Wick (CNS)
Johnny English (CNS)
Johnny English Reborn (CNS)
Johnson Family Vacation (CNS)
Jonah Hex (CNS)
Jonah: A Veggie Tales Movie (CNS)
Jonas Brothers: The 3-D Concert Experience (CNS)
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (SRR)
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (CNS)
Journey to the Center of the Earth (CNS)
Joy (CNS)
Joyeux Noel (SAM)
Joyeux Noel (EDC)
Joyeux Noel (CNS)
Joyful Noise (CNS)
Joyful Noise (SRR)
Julie & Julia (CNS)
Jumper (CNS)
Jumping the Broom (CNS)
The Jungle Book (CNS)
Jungle Book 2, The (CNS)
Juno (CNS)
Juno (EDC)
Jupiter Ascending (CNS)
Jurassic Park (CNS)
Jurassic World (CNS)
Just Friends (CNS)
Just Go With It (CNS)
Just Like Heaven (CNS)
Just Married (CNS)
Just My Luck (CNS)
Just Wright (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




Athanasius: Athanasius led a tumultuous but dedicated life of service to the Church. He was the great champion of the faith against the widespread heresy of Arianism, the teaching by Arius that Jesus was not truly divine. The vigor of his writings earned him the title of doctor of the Church. 
<p>Born of a Christian family in Alexandria, Egypt, and given a classical education, Athanasius became secretary to Alexander, the bishop of Alexandria, entered the priesthood and was eventually named bishop himself. His predecessor, Alexander, had been an outspoken critic of a new movement growing in the East—Arianism. </p><p>When Athanasius assumed his role as bishop of Alexandria, he continued the fight against Arianism. At first it seemed that the battle would be easily won and that Arianism would be condemned. Such, however, did not prove to be the case. The Council of Tyre was called and for several reasons that are still unclear, the Emperor Constantine exiled Athanasius to northern Gaul. This was to be the first in a series of travels and exiles reminiscent of the life of St. Paul. </p><p>After Constantine died, his son restored Athanasius as bishop. This lasted only a year, however, for he was deposed once again by a coalition of Arian bishops. Athanasius took his case to Rome, and Pope Julius I called a synod to review the case and other related matters. </p><p>Five times Athanasius was exiled for his defense of the doctrine of Christ’s divinity. During one period of his life, he enjoyed 10 years of relative peace—reading, writing and promoting the Christian life along the lines of the monastic ideal to which he was greatly devoted. His dogmatic and historical writings are almost all polemic, directed against every aspect of Arianism. </p><p>Among his ascetical writings, his<i> Life of St. Anthony</i> (January 17) achieved astonishing popularity and contributed greatly to the establishment of monastic life throughout the Western Christian world.</p> American Catholic Blog Suffering is redemptive in part because it definitively reveals to man that he is not in fact God, and it thereby opens the human person to receive the divine.

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