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P.S. (CNS)
P.S. I Love You (CNS)
P2 (CNS)
Pacific Rim (CNS)
Pacifier, The (CNS)
Paddington (CNS)
Page One (SRR)
Painted Veil, The (SAM)
Painted Veil, The (CNS)
Palindromes (CNS)
Pandorum (CNS)
Pan's Labyrinth (CNS)
Paparazzi (CNS)
Paper Towns (CNS)
Paradise Now (CNS)
Paradise Road (SAM)
Paranoia (CNS)
ParaNorman (CNS)
Paranormal Activity (CNS)
Paranormal Activity 2 (CNS)
Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (CNS)
Parent Trap, The (SAM)
Parental Guidance (CNS)
Paris, Je T'Aime (CNS)
Paris, Je T'aime (Paris, I Love You) (SAM)
Party Monster (CNS)
Passengers (CNS)
Passion of the Christ, The (CNS)
Passion of the Christ, The (SAM)
Passion of Joan of Arc, The (SAM)
Passion of Joan of Arc, The (SAM)
Passion Recut, The (CNS)
Passionada (CNS)
Pathfinder (CNS)
Patriot, The (SAM)
Paul (CNS)
Paul Blart: Mall Cop (CNS)
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (CNS)
Pay It Forward (SAM)
Pay It Forward (EDC)
Paycheck (CNS)
Pearl Harbor (SAM)
Pedro Arrupe: His Life and Legacy (SAM)
Penelope (CNS)
Penelope (SAM)
Penguins of Madagascar (CNS)
People I Know (CNS)
People vs. Larry Flynt, The (SAM)
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (CNS)
A Perfect Getaway (CNS)
Perfect Holiday, The (CNS)
Perfect Man, The (CNS)
Perfect Man, The (SAM)
Perfect Murder, A (SAM)
Perfect Score, The (CNS)
Perfect Storm, The (SAM)
Perfect Stranger (CNS)
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (CNS)
Persepolis (CNS)
Personal Velocity (CNS)
Peter Pan (CNS)
Peter Pan (SAM)
Phantom (CNS)
Phantom of the Opera, The (CNS)
Phantom, The (SAM)
Phat Girlz (CNS)
Phenomenon (SAM)
Philomena (CNS)
Phone Booth (CNS)
Pianist, The (EDC)
Pianist, The (CNS)
Pianist, The (SAM)
Pieces of April (Frost)
Pieces of April (CNS)
Pieces of April (EDC)
Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman (CNS)
Piglet's Big Movie (EDC)
Piglet's Big Movie (CNS)
Pineapple Express (CNS)
The Pink Panther 2 (CNS)
Pink Panther, The (CNS)
Pinocchio (CNS)
Piranha 3D (CNS)
Pirate Radio (CNS)
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (CNS)
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (CNS)
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (SAM)
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (CNS)
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (CNS)
Pirates of the Caribbean:
On Stranger Tides (SRR)

Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie, The (CNS)
The Pirates! Band of Misfits (CNS)
Pitch Perfect 2 (CNS)
Pixels (CNS)
The Place Beyond the Pines (CNS)
Planes: Fire & Rescue (CNS)
Planet 51 (CNS)
Planet of the Apes (EDC)
Playing by Heart (SAM)
Pleasantville (SAM)
Pledge, The (SAM)
Plumm Summer, A (SAM)
Plumm Summer, A (CNS)
Pokemon Heroes (CNS)
Polar Express, The (CNS)
Political Advertising (SAM)
Poltergeist (CNS)
Ponyo (CNS)
Pooh's Heffalump Movie (CNS)
Poseidon (CNS)
The Possession (CNS)
Possession (CNS)
Post Grad (CNS)
Postman, The (SAM)
Power of Forgiveness, The (SAM)
Powerpuff Girls Movie, The (CNS)
Prairie Home Companion, A (CNS)
Pray the Devil Back to Hell (SAM)
Predators (CNS)
Premium Rush (CNS)
Premonition (CNS)
Prestige, The (CNS)
Pretty Persuasion (CNS)
Previous Engagement, A (CNS)
Prey for Rock and Roll (CNS)
Price of Sugar, The (CNS)
Price of Sugar, The (SAM)
Price of Sugar, The (SAM)
Pride (CNS)
Pride & Prejudice (CNS)
Pride and Glory (CNS)
Priest (CNS)
Primal Fear (SAM)
Primary Colors (SAM)
Prime (CNS)
Primer (CNS)
Primeval (CNS)
Prince and Me, The (CNS)
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (CNS)
The Princess and the Frog (CNS)
Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, The (CNS)
Princess Diaries, The (SAM)
Prisoners (CNS)
Private Fears in Public Places (CNS)
Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio, The (CNS)
Producers, The (CNS)
Project Almanac (CNS)
Project X (CNS)
Prom (CNS)
Prom Night (CNS)
Promise, The (CNS)
Promised Land (CNS)
Proof (CNS)
The Proposal (CNS)
Proposition, The (CNS)
Public Enemies (CNS)
Pulse (CNS)
Punch-Drunk Love (CNS)
Punisher, The (CNS)
Pursuit of Happyness, The (CNS)
Pursuit of Happyness, The (SAM)
Push (CNS)
Puss in Boots (CNS)
Puss in Boots (SRR)
The Pyramid (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




Monica: The circumstances of St. Monica’s life could have made her a nagging wife, a bitter daughter-in-law and a despairing parent, yet she did not give way to any of these temptations. Although she was a Christian, her parents gave her in marriage to a pagan, Patricius, who lived in her hometown of Tagaste in North Africa. Patricius had some redeeming features, but he had a violent temper and was licentious. Monica also had to bear with a cantankerous mother-in-law who lived in her home. Patricius criticized his wife because of her charity and piety, but always respected her. Monica’s prayers and example finally won her husband and mother-in-law to Christianity. Her husband died in 371, one year after his baptism. 
<p>Monica had at least three children who survived infancy. The oldest, Augustine (August 28) , is the most famous. At the time of his father’s death, Augustine was 17 and a rhetoric student in Carthage. Monica was distressed to learn that her son had accepted the Manichean heresy (all flesh is evil)  and was living an immoral life. For a while, she refused to let him eat or sleep in her house. Then one night she had a vision that assured her Augustine would return to the faith. From that time on, she stayed close to her son, praying and fasting for him. In fact, she often stayed much closer than Augustine wanted. </p><p>When he was 29, Augustine decided to go to Rome to teach rhetoric. Monica was determined to go along. One night he told his mother that he was going to the dock to say goodbye to a friend. Instead, he set sail for Rome. Monica was heartbroken when she learned of Augustine’s trick, but she still followed him. She arrived in Rome only to find that he had left for Milan. Although travel was difficult, Monica pursued him to Milan. </p><p>In Milan, Augustine came under the influence of the bishop, St. Ambrose, who also became Monica’s spiritual director. She accepted his advice in everything and had the humility to give up some practices that had become second nature to her (see Quote, below). Monica became a leader of the devout women in Milan as she had been in Tagaste. </p><p>She continued her prayers for Augustine during his years of instruction. At Easter, 387, St. Ambrose baptized Augustine and several of his friends. Soon after, his party left for Africa. Although no one else was aware of it, Monica knew her life was near the end. She told Augustine, “Son, nothing in this world now affords me delight. I do not know what there is now left for me to do or why I am still here, all my hopes in this world being now fulfilled.” She became ill shortly after and suffered severely for nine days before her death. </p><p>Almost all we know about St. Monica is in the writings of St. Augustine, especially his <i>Confessions</i>.</p> American Catholic Blog Trust always and a great deal in divine providence; never, never must you let yourselves be discouraged, despite contrary winds. I say it again: trust in God and Mary Immaculate; be faithful and forge ahead! <br />-Paulina do Coração Agonizante de Jesus

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