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D.E.B.S. (CNS)
Daddy Day Camp (CNS)
Daddy Day Care (CNS)
Daddy's Home (CNS)
Daens (SAM)
Daltry Calhoun (CNS)
Dance Flick (CNS)
Dancer Upstairs, The (CNS)
Danny Collins (CNS)
Danny Deckchair (CNS)
Daredevil (CNS)
Darjeeling Limited, The (CNS)
Dark Blue (CNS)
The Dark Knight Rises (CNS)
Dark Knight, The (SAM)
Dark Knight, The (CNS)
Dark Shadows (CNS)
Dark Skies (CNS)
Dark Water (CNS)
The Darkest Hour (CNS)
Darkness Falls (CNS)
Date Movie (CNS)
Date Night (CNS)
Dawn of the Dead (CNS)
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (CNS)
Day After Tomorrow, The (CNS)
Day After Tomorrow, The (SAM)
The Day the Earth Stood Still (CNS)
Daybreakers (CNS)
Days and Clouds (Giorni e Nuvole) (CNS)
Dead Man Walking (SAM)
Dead Silence (CNS)
Deadpool (CNS)
Dear Frankie (CNS)
Dear God (SAM)
Dear John (CNS)
Dear Wendy (CNS)
Death at a Funeral (CNS)
Death at a Funeral (CNS)
Death of Mr. Lazarescu, The (CNS)
Death Race (CNS)
Death Sentence (CNS)
The Debt (CNS)
The Debt (SRR)
December Boys (CNS)
Deception (CNS)
Deck the Halls (CNS)
Dedication (CNS)
Deep Blue (CNS)
Deep End of the Ocean, The (SAM)
Defiance (CNS)
Definitely, Maybe (CNS)
Deja Vu (CNS)
Delgo (CNS)
Delirious (CNS)
Deliver Us From Eva (CNS)
Deliver Us From Evil (SAM)
Deliver Us From Evil (CNS)
De-Lovely (CNS)
Delta Farce (CNS)
Departed, The (SAM)
Departed, The (CNS)
Departures (Okuribito) (SAM)
Derailed (CNS)
The Descendants (CNS)
The Descendants (SRR)
Descent, The (CNS)
Despicable Me (CNS)
Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (CNS)
The Devil Inside (CNS)
The Devil Inside (SRR)
Devil Wears Prada, The (Frost)
Devil Wears Prada, The (CNS)
Devil Wears Prada, The (SAM)
Devil's Own, The (SAM)
Devil's Rejects, The (CNS)
Diary of a Mad Black Woman (CNS)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (CNS)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (CNS)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (CNS)
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (CNS)
Did You Hear About the Morgans? (CNS)
Die Another Day (CNS)
Diggers (CNS)
Dan in Real Life (CNS)
Dan in Real Life (SAM)
Dinner for Schmucks (CNS)
Dirty (CNS)
Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (CNS)
Dirty Grandpa (CNS)
Dirty Pretty Things (CNS)
Dirty Shame, A (CNS)
Disaster Movie (CNS)
Dish, The (SAM)
Disney's the Kid (SAM)
District 9 (CNS)
Disturbia (CNS)
Divergent (CNS)
The Divergent Series: Allegiant (CNS)
The Divergent Series: Insurgent (CNS)
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (CNS)
Diving Bell and the Butterfly, The (CNS)
DOA: Dead or Alive (CNS)
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (CNS)
Dogma (SAM)
Dogville (CNS)
Dolphin Tale (SRR)
Dolphin Tale 2 (CNS)
Dominion: The Prequel to the Exorcist (CNS)
Domino (CNS)
Donnie Brasco (SAM)
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (CNS)
Don't Come Knocking (CNS)
Don't Move (CNS)
Don't Tempt Me (CNS)
Doogal (CNS)
Doom (CNS)
Doomsday (CNS)
Door in the Floor, The (CNS)
Dot the I (CNS)
Doubt (CNS)
Doubt (SAM)
Down in the Valley (CNS)
Down With Love (CNS)
Downfall (CNS)
Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat (CNS)
Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who (CNS)
Dr. Seuss' The Lorax (CNS)
Dr. Suess' Horton Hears a Who! (SAM)
Drag Me to Hell (CNS)
Dragonfly (SAM)
Dragonheart (SAM)
Dream House (CNS)
Dreamcatcher (CNS)
Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (CNS)
Dreamers, The (CNS)
Dreamgirls (CNS)
Drillbit Taylor (CNS)
Drive (CNS)
Drumline (CNS)
The Duchess (SAM)
Duchess, The (CNS)
Due Date (CNS)
The Dukes (CNS)
Dukes of Hazzard, The (CNS)
Duma (CNS)
Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (CNS)
Duplex (CNS)
Duplicity (CNS)
Duplicity (SAM)
Dust Factory, The (CNS)
Da Vinci Code, The (CNS)
Da Vinci Code, The (SAM)
D-War Dragon Wars (CNS)
Dylan Dog: Dead of Night (CNS)
Dysfunktional Family (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




Junipero Serra: In 1776, when the American Revolution was beginning in the east, another part of the future United States was being born in California. That year a gray-robed Franciscan founded Mission San Juan Capistrano, now famous for its annually returning swallows. San Juan was the seventh of nine missions established under the direction of this indomitable Spaniard. 
<p>Born on Spain’s island of Mallorca, Serra entered the Franciscan Order, taking the name of St. Francis’ childlike companion, Brother Juniper. Until he was 35, he spent most of his time in the classroom—first as a student of theology and then as a professor. He also became famous for his preaching. Suddenly he gave it all up and followed the yearning that had begun years before when he heard about the missionary work of St. Francis Solanus in South America. Junipero’s desire was to convert native peoples in the New World. </p><p>Arriving by ship at Vera Cruz, Mexico, he and a companion walked the 250 miles to Mexico City. On the way Junipero’s left leg became infected by an insect bite and would remain a cross—sometimes life-threatening—for the rest of his life. For 18 years he worked in central Mexico and in the Baja Peninsula. He became president of the missions there. </p><p>Enter politics: the threat of a Russian invasion south from Alaska. Charles III of Spain ordered an expedition to beat Russia to the territory. So the last two <i>conquistadors</i>—one military, one spiritual—began their quest. José de Galvez persuaded Junipero to set out with him for present-day Monterey, California. The first mission founded after the 900-mile journey north was San Diego (1769). That year a shortage of food almost canceled the expedition. Vowing to stay with the local people, Junipero and another friar began a novena in preparation for St. Joseph’s day, March 19, the scheduled day of departure. On that day, the relief ship arrived. </p><p>Other missions followed: Monterey/Carmel (1770); San Antonio and San Gabriel (1771); San Luís Obispo (1772); San Francisco and San Juan Capistrano (1776); Santa Clara (1777); San Buenaventura (1782). Twelve more were founded after Serra’s death. </p><p>Junipero made the long trip to Mexico City to settle great differences with the military commander. He arrived at the point of death. The outcome was substantially what Junipero sought: the famous “Regulation” protecting the Indians and the missions. It was the basis for the first significant legislation in California, a “Bill of Rights” for Native Americans. </p><p>Because the Native Americans were living a nonhuman life from the Spanish point of view, the friars were made their legal guardians. The Native Americans were kept at the mission after Baptism lest they be corrupted in their former haunts—a move that has brought cries of “injustice” from some moderns. </p><p>Junipero’s missionary life was a long battle with cold and hunger, with unsympathetic military commanders and even with danger of death from non-Christian native peoples. Through it all his unquenchable zeal was fed by prayer each night, often from midnight till dawn. He baptized over 6,000 people and confirmed 5,000. His travels would have circled the globe. He brought the Native Americans not only the gift of faith but also a decent standard of living. He won their love, as witnessed especially by their grief at his death. He is buried at Mission San Carlo Borromeo, Carmel, and was beatified in 1988. Pope Francis canonized him in Washington, D.C., on September 23, 2015.</p> American Catholic Blog Hope and faith can outshine the darkness of evil. However dense the darkness may appear, our hope for the triumph of the light is stronger still. Though violence continues to stain us with blood, the shadows of death can be dissipated with one act of light.

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