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Saw II

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Source: Catholic News Service

Repellent follow-up to 2004's "Saw," this time involving a hard-nosed police detective (Donnie Wahlberg) whose estranged teenage son (Erik Knudsen) -- along with eight other victims -- becomes the newest pawn in a sadistic game elaborately engineered by the homicidal mastermind known as "Jigsaw" (Tobin Bell). Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, the sequel follows the original's lead in conceiving ever more twisted ways to kill and maim while packaging torturous cruelty as shock entertainment. Pervasive bloody violence and gore, including bodily mutilation and a scene of someone burned alive, brief drug content, much rough and crude language and profanity. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is O -- morally offensive. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R -- restricted.

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		<p>In less than 40 years, Gianna Beretta Molla became a pediatric physician, a wife, a mother and a saint! </p>
		<p>She was born in Magenta (near Milano) as the 10th of Alberto and Maria’s 13 children. An active member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, Gianna earned degrees in medicine and surgery from the University of Pavia and opened a clinic in Mesero. Gianna also enjoyed skiing and mountain climbing.</p>
		<p>Shortly before her 1955 marriage to Pietro Molla, Gianna wrote to him: “Love is the most beautiful sentiment that the Lord has put into the soul of men and women.” She and Peter had three children, Pierlluigi, Maria Zita and Laura. </p>
		<p>Early in the pregnancy for her fourth child, doctors discovered that Gianna had both a child and a tumor in her uterus. She allowed the surgeons to remove the tumor but not to perform the complete hysterectomy that they recommended, which would have killed the child. Seven months later, Gianna Emanuela was born, The following week Gianna Beretta Molla died in Monza of complications from childbirth. She is buried in Mesero.</p>
		<p>Gianna Emanuela went on to become a physician herself. Gianna Beretta Molla was beatified in 1994 and canonized 10 years later.</p>
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