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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
L.A. Confidential (SAM)
Labor Day (CNS)
The Labyrinth (SRR)
Ladder 49 (CNS)
Lady Chatterly (CNS)
Lady in the Water (SAM)
Lady in the Water, The (CNS)
Ladykillers, The (CNS)
Lake City (CNS)
Lake House, The (CNS)
Lakeview Terrace (CNS)
Lamerica (SAM)
Land of the Blind (CNS)
Land of the Dead (CNS)
Land of the Lost (CNS)
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (CNS)
Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector (CNS)
Larry Crowne (CNS)
Larry Crowne (SRR)
Lars and the Real Girl (SAM)
Lars and the Real Girl (CNS)
Lassie (CNS)
The Last Airbender (CNS)
Last Chance Harvey (CNS)
Last Days, The (SAM)
The Last Exorcism (CNS)
Last Holiday (CNS)
Last Holiday (EDC)
The Last House on the Left (CNS)
Last King of Scotland, The (CNS)
Last King of Scotland, The (SAM)
Last Kiss, The (CNS)
Last Legion, The (CNS)
Last Mimzy, The (CNS)
The Last Mountain (SRR)
The Last of Robin Hood (CNS)
Last Samurai, The (CNS)
Last Samurai, The (SAM)
Last Shot, The (CNS)
Last Sin Eater, The (CNS)
Last Sin Eater, The (SAM)
The Last Song (CNS)
The Last Stand (CNS)
L'Auberge Espagnole (CNS)
Laurel Canyon (CNS)
Law Abiding Citizen (CNS)
Lawless (CNS)
Lawless Heart (CNS)
Laws of Attraction (CNS)
Laws of Attraction (SAM)
Layer Cake (CNS)
Le Divorce (CNS)
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, The (CNS)
Leap Year (CNS)
Leatherheads (CNS)
Leatherheads (SAM)
Lee Daniels' The Butler (CNS)
Legally Blonde (SAM)
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (CNS)
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde (SAM)
Legend of Baggar Vance, The (SAM)
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (CNS)
The Legend of Hercules (CNS)
Legend of Johnny Lingo, The (CNS)
Legend of Zorro, The (CNS)
Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (CNS)
Legion (CNS)
The Lego Movie (CNS)
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (CNS)
Les Miserables (CNS)
Let Me In (CNS)
Let's Be Cops (CNS)
Letters from Iwo Jima (CNS)
Letters to God (CNS)
Letters to Juliet (CNS)
Levity (CNS)
Levity (SAM)
Liar Liar (SAM)
Libertine, The (CNS)
License to Wed (CNS)
Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, The (CNS)
Life as a House (SAM)
Life As We Know It (CNS)
Life Is Beautiful (SAM)
Life of David Gale, The (CNS)
Life of David Gale, The (SAM)
Lilo & Stitch (CNS)
Limbo (SAM)
Limey, The (SAM)
Limitless (CNS)
The Lincoln Lawyer (CNS)
Lions for Lambs (CNS)
Little Black Book (CNS)
Little Children (CNS)
Little Man (CNS)
Little Manhattan (CNS)
Little Miss Sunshine (CNS)
Little Secrets (CNS)
Live Free or Die Hard (CNS)
Lives for Sale (SAM)
Lives of Others, The (Das Leben der Anderen) (SAM)
Lizzie McGuire Movie, The (CNS)
Lockout (CNS)
London (CNS)
The Lone Ranger (CNS)
Lone Star (SAM)
Lonesome Jim (CNS)
Longest Yard, The (CNS)
Longshots, The (CNS)
Look at Me (CNS)
Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World (CNS)
Lookout, The (CNS)
Looney Tunes: Back in Action (CNS)
The Lorax (SRR)
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (SAM)
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (CNS)
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The (CNS)
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The (SAM)
Lord of War (CNS)
Lord of War (SAM)
Lords of Dogtown (CNS)
The Losers (CNS)
Lost City, The (CNS)
Lost in Translation (CNS)
Lost World, The (SAM)
A Lot Like Love (CNS)
Lottery Ticket (CNS)
Love & Other Drugs (CNS)
Love Actually (CNS)
Love Don't Cost a Thing (CNS)
Love Forbidden (CNS)
Love Guru, The (CNS)
Love Happens (CNS)
Love the Hard Way (CNS)
Love in the Time of Cholera (CNS)
Love Liza (CNS)
A Love Song for Bobby Long (CNS)
Love Songs (CNS)
Lovely and Amazing (CNS)
The Lovely Bones (CNS)
Loverboy (CNS)
Love's Abiding Joy (CNS)
La Strada (SAM)
Lucky Number Slevin (CNS)
The Lucky One (CNS)
The Lucky One (SRR)
Lucky Ones, The (CNS)
Lucky You (CNS)
Lucy (CNS)
Lust, Caution (CNS)
Luther (CNS)
La Vie En Rose (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




John Henry Newman: John Henry Newman, the 19th-century's most important English-speaking Roman Catholic theologian, spent the first half of his life as an Anglican and the second half as a Roman Catholic. He was a priest, popular preacher, writer, and eminent theologian in both Churches. <br /><br />Born in London, England, he studied at Oxford's Trinity College, was a tutor at Oriel College and for 17 years was vicar of the university church, St. Mary the Virgin. He eventually published eight volumes of <i>Parochial and Plain Sermons</i> as well as two novels. His poem, "Dream of Gerontius," was set to music by Sir Edward Elgar.<br /> <br />After 1833, Newman was a prominent member of the Oxford Movement, which emphasized the Church's debt to the Church Fathers and challenged any tendency to consider truth as completely subjective.<br /> <br />Historical research made Newman suspect that the Roman Catholic Church was in closest continuity with the Church that Jesus established. In 1845, he was received into full communion as a Catholic. Two years later he was ordained a Catholic priest in Rome and joined the Congregation of the Oratory, founded three centuries earlier by St. Philip Neri. Returning to England, Newman founded Oratory houses in Birmingham and London and for seven years served as rector of the Catholic University of Ireland. <br /><br />Before Newman, Catholic theology tended to ignore history, preferring instead to draw deductions from first principles—much as plane geometry does. After Newman, the lived experience of believers was recognized as a key part of theological reflection.<br /> <br />Newman eventually wrote 40 books and 21,000 letters that survive. Most famous are his book-length <i>Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine</i>, <i>On Consulting the Faithful in Matters of Doctrine</i>, <i>Apologia Pro Vita Sua</i> (his spiritual autobiography up to 1864) and <i>Essay on the Grammar of Assent</i>. He accepted Vatican I's teaching on papal infallibility while noting its limits, which many people who favored that definition were reluctant to do.<br /><br />When Newman was named a cardinal in 1879, he took as his motto <i>"Cor ad cor loquitur"</i> (Heart speaks to heart). He was buried in Rednal (near Birmingham) 11 years later. After his grave was exhumed in 2008, a new tomb was prepared at the Oratory church in Birmingham.<br /><br />Three years after Newman died, a Newman Club for Catholic students began at the University of Pittsburgh. In time, his name was linked to ministry centers at many public and private colleges and universities in the United States.<br /><br />Pope Benedict XVI beatified Newman on September 19, 2010, at Crofton Park (near Birmingham). The pope noted Newman's emphasis on the vital place of revealed religion in civilized society but also praised his pastoral zeal for the sick, the poor, the bereaved and those in prison. American Catholic Blog God’s job, I think, is to keep lovingly disrupting our lives, and our job is to see if there are fresh opportunities for faith hidden within those disruptions. As a result, God keeps finding fresh ways to shake up our complacencies and challenge us to resist the seductive temptation to play the victim.

 
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