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Nacho Libre (CNS)
Namesake, The (CNS)
Namesake, The (EDC)
Nancy Drew (CNS)
Nanny Diaries, The (CNS)
Nanny McPhee (CNS)
Nanny McPhee (EDC)
Nanny McPhee (SAM)
Nanny McPhee Returns (CNS)
Napoleon Dynamite (CNS)
Napoleon Dynamite (SAM)
Narc (CNS)
National Lampoon's Gold Diggers (CNS)
National Lampoon's Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj (CNS)
National Security (CNS)
National Treasure (CNS)
National Treasure: Book of Secrets (CNS)
Nativity Story, The (CNS)
Nativity Story, The (SAM)
Nearing Grace (CNS)
Nebraska (CNS)
Need for Speed (CNS)
Negotiator, The (SAM)
Never Back Down (CNS)
Never Been Kissed (SAM)
Never Say Never (CNS)
New in Town (CNS)
New World, The (CNS)
New Year's Eve (CNS)
New York Minute (CNS)
Next Day Air (CNS)
Next Stop Wonderland (SAM)
Nicholas Nickelby (EDC)
Nicholas Nickleby (CNS)
Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist (CNS)
Night at the Museum (CNS)
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (CNS)
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (CNS)
Night Falls on Manhattan (SAM)
Night Listener, The (CNS)
Night Watch (Nochnoi Dozor) (CNS)
Nightcrawler (CNS)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (CNS)
Nights in Rodanthe (CNS)
Nim's Island (CNS)
Nine (CNS)
Nine Lives (CNS)
Nine Lives (SAM)
Nine Queens (CNS)
Nines, The (CNS)
Ninth Day, The (CNS)
No Country for Old Men (CNS)
No Escape (CNS)
No Good Deed (CNS)
No Impact Man (CNS)
No Reservations (CNS)
Noah (CNS)
Nobel Son (CNS)
Noel (CNS)
Noel (SAM)
Non-Stop (CNS)
Norbit (CNS)
North Country (CNS)
Northfork (CNS)
Notebook, The (CNS)
Notebook, The (SAM)
Notes on a Scandal (CNS)
Nothing Like the Holidays (CNS)
Notorious (CNS)
Notorious Bettie Page, The (CNS)
Notting Hill (SAM)
Now You See Me (CNS)
Nowhere in Africa (CNS)
Number 23, The (CNS)
Nun's Story, The (SAM)
Nurse Betty (SAM)
The Nut Job (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 of Monte Corvino: At a time when the Church was heavily embroiled in nationalistic rivalries within Europe, it was also reaching across Asia to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ to the Mongols. John of Monte Corvino went to China about the same time Marco Polo was returning. 
<p>John was a soldier, judge and doctor before he became a friar. Prior to going to Tabriz, Persia (present-day Iran), in 1278, he was well known for his preaching and teaching. In 1291 he left Tabriz as a legate of Pope Nicholas IV to the court of Kublai Khan. An Italian merchant, a Dominican friar and John traveled to western India where the Dominican died. When John and the Italian merchant arrived in China in 1294, Kublai Khan had recently died. </p><p>Nestorian Christians, successors to the dissidents of the fifth-century Council of Ephesus’ teaching on Jesus Christ, had been in China since the seventh century. John converted some of them and also some of the Chinese, including Prince George from Tenduk, northwest of Beijing. Prince George named his son after this holy friar. </p><p>John established his headquarters in Khanbalik (now Beijing), where he built two churches; his was the first resident Catholic mission in the country. By 1304 he had translated the Psalms and the New Testament into the Tatar language. </p><p>Responding to two letters from John, Pope Clement V named John Archbishop of Khanbalik in 1307 and consecrated seven friars as bishops of neighboring dioceses. One of the seven never left Europe. Three others died along the way to China; the remaining three bishops and the friars who accompanied them arrived there in 1308. </p><p>When John died in 1328, he was mourned by Christians and non-Christians. His tomb quickly became a place of pilgrimage. In 1368, Christianity was banished from China when the Mongols were expelled and the Ming dynasty began. John’s cause has been introduced in Rome.</p> American Catholic Blog We look ahead to the coming of the Son of Man, standing erect and with heads held high. We live in hope, not in fear. Our experience of God is no longer limited by human weakness or even human sinfulness. God has always been one step ahead of us, with a plan that exceeds our greatest desires.

The Blessing of Family

St. Andrew
Legend says that this apostle, patron of Scotland, was crucified on an X-shaped cross.

First Sunday of Advent
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