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Run Fatboy Run


Source: Catholic News Service

Quirky romantic comedy in which a likeable British twit (Simon Pegg), despite being out of shape, must complete a marathon in order to regain the respect of his ex-fiancee (Thandie Newton), thwart her obnoxious boyfriend (Hank Azaria), vindicate the confidence shown by his trusting landlord (Harish Patel) and safeguard a friend who has rashly bet on him (Dylan Moran). Despite some errant, occasionally outrageous humor and a familiar story arc, actor David Schwimmer's directorial debut has enough sparkle and eccentricity to make it past the finish line. Two scenes of rear nudity, implied premarital sex, one use of the f-word, some crude and crass language, one profanity, obscene gestures, sexual and scatological humor, a violent fight and a transsexual character. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is A-III -- adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 -- parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.

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Francis Borgia: Today's saint grew up in an important family in 16th-century Spain, serving in the imperial court and quickly advancing in his career. But a series of events—including the death of his beloved wife—made Francis Borgia rethink his priorities. He gave up public life, gave away his possessions and joined the new and little-known Society of Jesus. 
<p>Religious life proved to be the right choice. He felt drawn to spend time in seclusion and prayer, but his administrative talents also made him a natural for other tasks. He helped in the establishment of what is now the Gregorian University in Rome. Not long after his ordination he served as political and spiritual adviser to the emperor. In Spain, he founded a dozen colleges. </p><p>At 55, Francis was elected head of the Jesuits. He focused on the growth of the Society of Jesus, the spiritual preparation of its new members and spreading the faith in many parts of Europe. He was responsible for the founding of Jesuit missions in Florida, Mexico and Peru. </p><p>Francis Borgia is often regarded as the second founder of the Jesuits. He died in 1572 and was canonized 100 years later.</p> American Catholic Blog Dare to love and to be a real friend. The love you give and receive is a reality that will lead you closer and closer to God as well as to those whom God has given you to love. —Henri J.M. Nouwen

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