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R.I.P.D. (CNS)
Rabbit-Proof Fence (CNS)
Race to Witch Mountain (CNS)
Rachel Getting Married (CNS)
Rachel Getting Married (SAM)
Racing Stripes (SAM)
Racing Stripes (CNS)
Radio (CNS)
Radio (SAM)
Rails & Ties (CNS)
The Railway Man (CNS)
Rainmaker (SAM)
Raise Your Voice (SAM)
Raise Your Voice (CNS)
Raising Helen (SAM)
Raising Helen (CNS)
Rambo (CNS)
Ramona and Beezus (CNS)
Rango (CNS)
Rango (CNS)
Ransom (SAM)
Rape of Europa, The (CNS)
Ratatouille (CNS)
Ratatouille (EDC)
Ratatouille (SAM)
The Raven (CNS)
Ray (SAM)
Ray (CNS)
The Reader (CNS)
Real Cancun, The (CNS)
Real Steel (CNS)
Real Women Have Curves (CNS)
Reaping, The (CNS)
Rebound (CNS)
Reckoning, The (CNS)
Recruit, The (CNS)
Red 2 (CNS)
Red Dawn (CNS)
Red Dragon (CNS)
Red Eye (CNS)
Red Lights (CNS)
Red Riding Hood (CNS)
Red Tails (CNS)
Red Tails (SRR)
Redline (CNS)
Reign Over Me (CNS)
Religulous (CNS)
Religulous (SAM)
Reluctant Saint: Francis of Assisi (SAM)
Remember Me (CNS)
Remember the Titans (SAM)
Renaissance (CNS)
Rendition (SAM)
Rendition (CNS)
Reno 911!: Miami (CNS)
Rent (CNS)
Repo Men (CNS)
Requiem (CNS)
Rescue Dawn (CNS)
Reservation Road (CNS)
Resident Evil: Afterlife (CNS)
Resident Evil: Apocalypse (CNS)
Resident Evil: Extinction (CNS)
Restoration (SAM)
Resurrecting the Champ (CNS)
Return of the Exorcists, The (SAM)
Return, The (CNS)
Return, The (CNS)
Revolutionary Road (CNS)
Ricki and the Flash (CNS)
Ride Along (CNS)
Righteous Kill (CNS)
Ring Two, The (CNS)
Ring, The (CNS)
Ringer, The (CNS)
Rio (CNS)
Rio 2 (CNS)
Rise of the Guardians (CNS)
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (CNS)
The Rite (CNS)
The Road (CNS)
Road to Guantanamo, The (SAM)
Road to Perdition (CNS)
Robocop (CNS)
Robots (CNS)
Rock, The (SAM)
Rocker, The (CNS)
Rocky Balboa (EDC)
Rocky Balboa (CNS)
Role Models (CNS)
Roll Bounce (CNS)
Romance & Cigarettes (CNS)
Roman de Gare (CNS)
Ronin (SAM)
Rookie, The (EDC)
Rookie, The (SAM)
Rory O'Shea Was Here (CNS)
Rosewood (SAM)
Rugrats Go Wild (CNS)
Ruins, The (CNS)
Rule of Engagement (SAM)
Rum Diary (CNS)
Rumor Has It… (CNS)
Run All Night (CNS)
Run Fatboy Run (CNS)
Runaway Bride (SAM)
Runaway Jury (CNS)
Rundown, The (CNS)
Runner Runner (CNS)
Running Scared (CNS)
Running With Scissors (CNS)
Rush (CNS)
Rush Hour 3 (CNS)
Rushmore (SAM)

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

Francis of Assisi: Francis of Assisi was a poor little man who astounded and inspired the Church by taking the gospel literally—not in a narrow fundamentalist sense, but by actually following all that Jesus said and did, joyfully, without limit and without a sense of self-importance. 
<p>Serious illness brought the young Francis to see the emptiness of his frolicking life as leader of Assisi's youth. Prayer—lengthy and difficult—led him to a self-emptying like that of Christ, climaxed by embracing a leper he met on the road. It symbolized his complete obedience to what he had heard in prayer: "Francis! Everything you have loved and desired in the flesh it is your duty to despise and hate, if you wish to know my will. And when you have begun this, all that now seems sweet and lovely to you will become intolerable and bitter, but all that you used to avoid will turn itself to great sweetness and exceeding joy." </p><p>From the cross in the neglected field-chapel of San Damiano, Christ told him, "Francis, go out and build up my house, for it is nearly falling down." Francis became the totally poor and humble workman. </p><p>He must have suspected a deeper meaning to "build up my house." But he would have been content to be for the rest of his life the poor "nothing" man actually putting brick on brick in abandoned chapels. He gave up all his possessions, piling even his clothes before his earthly father (who was demanding restitution for Francis' "gifts" to the poor) so that he would be totally free to say, "Our Father in heaven." He was, for a time, considered to be a religious fanatic, begging from door to door when he could not get money for his work, evokng sadness or disgust to the hearts of his former friends, ridicule from the unthinking. </p><p>But genuineness will tell. A few people began to realize that this man was actually trying to be Christian. He really believed what Jesus said: "Announce the kingdom! Possess no gold or silver or copper in your purses, no traveling bag, no sandals, no staff" (Luke 9:1-3). </p><p>Francis' first rule for his followers was a collection of texts from the Gospels. He had no idea of founding an order, but once it began he protected it and accepted all the legal structures needed to support it. His devotion and loyalty to the Church were absolute and highly exemplary at a time when various movements of reform tended to break the Church's unity. </p><p>He was torn between a life devoted entirely to prayer and a life of active preaching of the Good News. He decided in favor of the latter, but always returned to solitude when he could. He wanted to be a missionary in Syria or in Africa, but was prevented by shipwreck and illness in both cases. He did try to convert the sultan of Egypt during the Fifth Crusade. </p><p>During the last years of his relatively short life (he died at 44), he was half blind and seriously ill. Two years before his death, he received the stigmata, the real and painful wounds of Christ in his hands, feet and side. </p><p>On his deathbed, he said over and over again the last addition to his Canticle of the Sun, "Be praised, O Lord, for our Sister Death." He sang Psalm 141, and at the end asked his superior to have his clothes removed when the last hour came and for permission to expire lying naked on the earth, in imitation of his Lord.</p> American Catholic Blog The joy of the Gospel is not just any joy. It consists in knowing one is welcomed and loved by God…. And so we are able to open our eyes again, to overcome sadness and mourning to strike up a new song. And this true joy remains even amid trial, even amid suffering, for it is not a superficial joy: it permeates the depths of the person who entrusts himself to the Lord and confides in him.

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Respect Life Sunday
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St. Theodora
Though she was born in France, we honor Mother Theodore Guerin as an American saint.

The Holy Guardian Angels
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St. Thérèse of Lisieux
Remember this 19th-century saint, known and revered as the Little Flower, with a Catholic Greetings e-card.

St. Francis and Brother Wolf
People around the world find their spirituality enhanced through studying the life of this humble man.

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