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Resident Evil: Extinction

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Source: Catholic News Service

When an international conglomerate unleashes a virus on the world, most people are turned into flesh-eating zombies and the earth into a desert, leaving a band of survivors, led by two men (Oded Fehr and Mike Epps) and two women (Ali Larter and Ashanti), to form a convoy in search of other uninfected people, their travels at length bringing them into contact with a superwoman (Milla Jovovich) who is out to fight the evil doctor (Iain Glen) who experimented on her and who still hopes to turn the virus to the corporation's advantage. Watching director Russell Mulcahy's gorefest may be the cinematic equivalent of combat: moments of jarring fear are interspersed with long periods of abject tedium. Nearly constant blood, gore and mutilation, cannibalism, brief frontal and upper female nudity, drug use, and much crude and some crass language. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is O -- morally offensive. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R -- restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.

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Louis Mary Grignion de Montfort: Louis's life is inseparable from his efforts to promote genuine devotion to Mary, the mother of Jesus and mother of the Church. <i>Totus tuus </i>(completely yours) was Louis's personal motto; Karol Wojtyla (John Paul II, October 22) chose it as his episcopal motto. 
<p>Born in the Breton village of Montfort, close to Rennes (France), as an adult Louis identified himself by the place of his Baptism instead of his family name, Grignion. After being educated by the Jesuits and the Sulpicians, he was ordained as a diocesan priest in 1700. </p><p>Soon he began preaching parish missions throughout western France. His years of ministering to the poor prompted him to travel and live very simply, sometimes getting him into trouble with Church authorities. In his preaching, which attracted thousands of people back to the faith, Father Louis recommended frequent, even daily, Holy Communion (not the custom then!) and imitation of the Virgin Mary's ongoing acceptance of God's will for her life. </p><p>Louis founded the Missionaries of the Company of Mary (for priests and brothers) and the Daughters of Wisdom, who cared especially for the sick. His book <i>True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin</i> has become a classic explanation of Marian devotion. </p><p>Louis died in Saint-Laurent-sur-Sèvre, where a basilica has been erected in his honor. He was canonized in 1947.</p> American Catholic Blog The Lord has given us human beings the ability to reason. We have an intellect and are able to use our reasoning skills to arrive at logical decisions. As long as our conclusions don't conflict with any of the Lord's teachings, He absolutely expects us to use our intelligence.


 
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