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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
Nacho Libre (CNS)
Namesake, The (CNS)
Namesake, The (EDC)
Nancy Drew (CNS)
Nanny Diaries, The (CNS)
Nanny McPhee (CNS)
Nanny McPhee (EDC)
Nanny McPhee (SAM)
Nanny McPhee Returns (CNS)
Napoleon Dynamite (CNS)
Napoleon Dynamite (SAM)
Narc (CNS)
National Lampoon's Gold Diggers (CNS)
National Lampoon's Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj (CNS)
National Security (CNS)
National Treasure (CNS)
National Treasure: Book of Secrets (CNS)
Nativity Story, The (CNS)
Nativity Story, The (SAM)
Nearing Grace (CNS)
Nebraska (CNS)
Need for Speed (CNS)
Negotiator, The (SAM)
Never Back Down (CNS)
Never Been Kissed (SAM)
Never Say Never (CNS)
New in Town (CNS)
New World, The (CNS)
New Year's Eve (CNS)
New York Minute (CNS)
Next Day Air (CNS)
Next Stop Wonderland (SAM)
Nicholas Nickelby (EDC)
Nicholas Nickleby (CNS)
Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist (CNS)
Night at the Museum (CNS)
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (CNS)
Night Falls on Manhattan (SAM)
Night Listener, The (CNS)
Night Watch (Nochnoi Dozor) (CNS)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (CNS)
Nights in Rodanthe (CNS)
Nim's Island (CNS)
Nine (CNS)
Nine Lives (CNS)
Nine Lives (SAM)
Nine Queens (CNS)
Nines, The (CNS)
Ninth Day, The (CNS)
No Country for Old Men (CNS)
No Good Deed (CNS)
No Impact Man (CNS)
No Reservations (CNS)
Noah (CNS)
Nobel Son (CNS)
Noel (CNS)
Noel (SAM)
Non-Stop (CNS)
Norbit (CNS)
North Country (CNS)
Northfork (CNS)
Notebook, The (CNS)
Notebook, The (SAM)
Notes on a Scandal (CNS)
Nothing Like the Holidays (CNS)
Notorious (CNS)
Notorious Bettie Page, The (CNS)
Notting Hill (SAM)
Now You See Me (CNS)
Nowhere in Africa (CNS)
Number 23, The (CNS)
Nun's Story, The (SAM)
Nurse Betty (SAM)
The Nut Job (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




John Henry Newman: John Henry Newman, the 19th-century's most important English-speaking Roman Catholic theologian, spent the first half of his life as an Anglican and the second half as a Roman Catholic. He was a priest, popular preacher, writer, and eminent theologian in both Churches. <br /><br />Born in London, England, he studied at Oxford's Trinity College, was a tutor at Oriel College and for 17 years was vicar of the university church, St. Mary the Virgin. He eventually published eight volumes of <i>Parochial and Plain Sermons</i> as well as two novels. His poem, "Dream of Gerontius," was set to music by Sir Edward Elgar.<br /> <br />After 1833, Newman was a prominent member of the Oxford Movement, which emphasized the Church's debt to the Church Fathers and challenged any tendency to consider truth as completely subjective.<br /> <br />Historical research made Newman suspect that the Roman Catholic Church was in closest continuity with the Church that Jesus established. In 1845, he was received into full communion as a Catholic. Two years later he was ordained a Catholic priest in Rome and joined the Congregation of the Oratory, founded three centuries earlier by St. Philip Neri. Returning to England, Newman founded Oratory houses in Birmingham and London and for seven years served as rector of the Catholic University of Ireland. <br /><br />Before Newman, Catholic theology tended to ignore history, preferring instead to draw deductions from first principles—much as plane geometry does. After Newman, the lived experience of believers was recognized as a key part of theological reflection.<br /> <br />Newman eventually wrote 40 books and 21,000 letters that survive. Most famous are his book-length <i>Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine</i>, <i>On Consulting the Faithful in Matters of Doctrine</i>, <i>Apologia Pro Vita Sua</i> (his spiritual autobiography up to 1864) and <i>Essay on the Grammar of Assent</i>. He accepted Vatican I's teaching on papal infallibility while noting its limits, which many people who favored that definition were reluctant to do.<br /><br />When Newman was named a cardinal in 1879, he took as his motto <i>"Cor ad cor loquitur"</i> (Heart speaks to heart). He was buried in Rednal (near Birmingham) 11 years later. After his grave was exhumed in 2008, a new tomb was prepared at the Oratory church in Birmingham.<br /><br />Three years after Newman died, a Newman Club for Catholic students began at the University of Pittsburgh. In time, his name was linked to ministry centers at many public and private colleges and universities in the United States.<br /><br />Pope Benedict XVI beatified Newman on September 19, 2010, at Crofton Park (near Birmingham). The pope noted Newman's emphasis on the vital place of revealed religion in civilized society but also praised his pastoral zeal for the sick, the poor, the bereaved and those in prison. American Catholic Blog God’s job, I think, is to keep lovingly disrupting our lives, and our job is to see if there are fresh opportunities for faith hidden within those disruptions. As a result, God keeps finding fresh ways to shake up our complacencies and challenge us to resist the seductive temptation to play the victim.

 
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