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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
Baby Mama (CNS)
Babylon A.D. (CNS)
Bad Boys II (CNS)
Bad Company (CNS)
Bad Education (CNS)
Bad News Bears (CNS)
Bad Santa (CNS)
Bad Teacher (CNS)
Baggage Claim (CNS)
Ballad of Jack and Rose, The (CNS)
Balls of Fury (CNS)
Bandslam (CNS)
Banger Sisters, The (CNS)
Bangkok Dangerous (CNS)
Bank Job, The (CNS)
Barbarian Invasions, The (CNS)
Barbershop 2: Back In Business (CNS)
Barnyard (SAM)
Barnyard (CNS)
Basic (CNS)
Basic Instinct 2 (CNS)
Batman Begins (CNS)
Batman Begins (SAM)
Battle for Terra (CNS)
Battle in Seattle (CNS)
Battle of Shaker Heights, The (CNS)
Battle of the Year (CNS)
Battle: Los Angeles (CNS)
Battleship (CNS)
Be Cool (CNS)
Be Kind Rewind (CNS)
Bears (CNS)
Beautiful Creatures (CNS)
Beautiful Mind, A (SAM)
Beautiful Mind, A (EDC)
Beauty Shop (CNS)
The Beaver (SRR)
Because I Said So (CNS)
Because of Winn-Dixie (EDC)
Because of Winn-Dixie (SAM)
Becoming Jane (CNS)
Bed of Roses (SAM)
Bedtime Stories (CNS)
Bee Movie (CNS)
Bee Season (CNS)
Beerfest (CNS)
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (CNS)
Before I Go to Sleep (CNS)
Begin Again (CNS)
Being Julia (CNS)
Believer, The (CNS)
Bella (CNS)
Bella (SAM)
Below (CNS)
Benchwarmers, The (CNS)
Bend It Like Beckham (EDC)
Bend It Like Beckham (CNS)
Bend It Like Beckham (SAM)
Benji Off the Leash! (CNS)
Beowulf (CNS)
Beowulf & Grendel (CNS)
The Best of Me (CNS)
A Better Life (SRR)
Beverly Hills Chihuahua (CNS)
Bewitched (CNS)
Beyond Borders (CNS)
Beyond the Gates (CNS)
Beyond the Lights (CNS)
Beyond the Sea (CNS)
Big Bounce, The (CNS)
Big Fish (EDC)
Big Fish (CNS)
Big Fish (SAM)
Big Hero 6 (CNS)
Big Lebowski, The (SAM)
Big Momma's House 2 (CNS)
Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (CNS)
Big Night (SAM)
Big Question, The (CNS)
The Big Year (CNS)
Biker Boyz (CNS)
Billy Elliot (SAM)
Birdcage, The (SAM)
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (CNS)
Birth (CNS)
Birth (CNS)
The Black Balloon (CNS)
Black Book (CNS)
Black Dahlia, The (CNS)
Black Hawk Down (SAM)
Black Nativity (CNS)
Black Snake Moan (CNS)
Black Swan (CNS)
Blade: Trinity (CNS)
Blades of Glory (CNS)
Blair Witch Project, The (SAM)
Blended (CNS)
The Blind Side (CNS)
Blind Spot: Hitler's Secretary (CNS)
Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi, The (CNS)
Blindness (CNS)
Blood and Chocolate (CNS)
Blood Diamond (CNS)
Blood Simple (SAM)
Blood Work (CNS)
Blood Work (SAM)
Blow (SAM)
Blue Car (CNS)
Blue Crush (CNS)
Blue Jasmine (CNS)
Boat Trip (CNS)
Bobby (CNS)
Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius (CNS)
Body of Lies (CNS)
Bogus (SAM)
Bollywood/Hollywood (CNS)
Bolt (CNS)
Bonhoeffer (SAM)
Bonhoeffer (CNS)
Bonneville (CNS)
Boogeyman (CNS)
The Book of Eli (CNS)
The Book of Life (CNS)
The Book Thief (CNS)
Borat! Cultural Learning of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (CNS)
Bordertown (CNS)
The Bounty Hunter (CNS)
A Bouquet of Roses (SAM)
Bourne Identity, The (SAM)
Bourne Identity, The (CNS)
The Bourne Legacy (CNS)
Bourne Supremacy, The (SAM)
Bourne Supremacy, The (CNS)
Bourne Ultimatum, The (CNS)
Bowfinger (SAM)
Bowling for Columbine (CNS)
Bowling For Columbine (SAM)
The Box (CNS)
Boxer, The (SAM)
The Boxtrolls (CNS)
Boy A (CNS)
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (CNS)
Boyhood (CNS)
Boynton Beach Club (CNS)
The Boys: The Sherman Brothers Story (CNS)
Bratz (CNS)
Brave One, The (CNS)
Breach (SAM)
Breach (EDC)
Breach (CNS)
Bread, My Sweet, The (CNS)
Breakdown (SAM)
Breakin' All the Rules (CNS)
Breaking and Entering (CNS)
Breaking Dawn (CNS)
Break-Up, The (CNS)
Brick (CNS)
Brick Mansions (CNS)
Bride & Prejudice (CNS)
Bride and Prejudice (SAM)
Bride Wars (CNS)
Brideshead Revisited (SAM)
Brideshead Revisited (CNS)
Bridesmaids (CNS)
Bridesmaids (SRR)
Bridge to Terabithia (CNS)
Bridge to Terabithia (SAM)
Bridge to Terabithia (EDC)
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (CNS)
Bridget Jones's Diary (SAM)
Bright Young Things (CNS)
Brighton Rock (CNS)
Bringing Down the House (CNS)
Bringing Out the Dead (SAM)
Brokeback Mountain (CNS)
Broken City (CNS)
Broken Flowers (CNS)
Brooklyn Rules (CNS)
Brooklyn's Finest (CNS)
Brother Bear (CNS)
Brother Sun Sister Moon (SAM)
Brothers (CNS)
Brothers Grimm, The (CNS)
Brothers Solomon, The (CNS)
Bruce Almighty (SAM)
Bruce Almighty (CNS)
Bruno (CNS)
Buck (SRR)
Bucket List, The (SAM)
Bucket List, The (CNS)
Buffalo Soldiers (CNS)
Bugs (CNS)
Bulletproof Monk (CNS)
Bully (CNS)
Bulworth (SAM)
Burlesque (CNS)
Burn After Reading (CNS)
Burn After Reading (SAM)
Butterfly Effect, The (CNS)
Butterfly, The (EDC)
Butterfly, The (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




Rose Philippine Duchesne: Born in Grenoble, France, of a family that was among the new rich, Philippine learned political skills from her father and a love of the poor from her mother. The dominant feature of her temperament was a strong and dauntless will, which became the material—and the battlefield—of her holiness. She entered the convent at 19 and remained despite their opposition. As the French Revolution broke, the convent was closed, and she began taking care of the poor and sick, opened a school for homeless children and risked her life helping priests in the underground. 
<p>When the situation cooled, she personally rented her old convent, now a shambles, and tried to revive its religious life. The spirit was gone, and soon there were only four nuns left. They joined the infant Society of the Sacred Heart, whose young superior, St. Madeleine Sophie Barat, would be her lifelong friend. In a short time Philippine was a superior and supervisor of the novitiate and a school. But her ambition, since hearing tales of missionary work in Louisiana as a little girl, was to go to America and work among the Indians. At 49, she thought this would be her work. With four nuns, she spent 11 weeks at sea en route to New Orleans, and seven weeks more on the Mississippi to St. Louis. She then met one of the many disappointments of her life. The bishop had no place for them to live and work among Native Americans. Instead, he sent her to what she sadly called "the remotest village in the U.S.," St. Charles, Missouri. With characteristic drive and courage, she founded the first free school for girls west of the Mississippi. </p><p>It was a mistake. Though she was as hardy as any of the pioneer women in the wagons rolling west, cold and hunger drove them out—to Florissant, Missouri, where she founded the first Catholic Indian school, adding others in the territory. "In her first decade in America, Mother Duchesne suffered practically every hardship the frontier had to offer, except the threat of Indian massacre—poor lodging, shortages of food, drinking water, fuel and money, forest fires and blazing chimneys, the vagaries of the Missouri climate, cramped living quarters and the privation of all privacy, and the crude manners of children reared in rough surroundings and with only the slightest training in courtesy" (Louise Callan, R.S.C.J., <i>Philippine Duchesne</i>). </p><p>Finally at 72, in poor health and retired, she got her lifelong wish. A mission was founded at Sugar Creek, Kansas, among the Potawatomi. She was taken along. Though she could not learn their language, they soon named her "Woman-Who-Prays-Always." While others taught, she prayed. Legend has it that Native American children sneaked behind her as she knelt and sprinkled bits of paper on her habit, and came back hours later to find them undisturbed. She died in 1852 at the age of 83 and was canonized in 1988.</p> American Catholic Blog It was important for some saints to vanish from view, to “decrease” so that God could “increase” in the scheme of things. Many saints actively fought promotions. If obedience required embracing them, they found other ways to remain lowly.

 
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CATHOLIC GREETINGS
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If you soon will be united with family around a holiday table, take a moment today to pray for those who spend holidays alone.
Thanksgiving
In America, Thanksgiving is one of the rare times when religion and civics intersect. Let us give thanks and praise to God every day.
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