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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)
Pan (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 Ghost Dimension (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)
The Peanuts Movie (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)
Point Break (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




Cyril and Methodius: Because their father was an officer in a part of Greece inhabited by many Slavs, these two Greek brothers ultimately became missionaries, teachers and patrons of the Slavic peoples. 
<p>After a brilliant course of studies, Cyril (called Constantine until he became a monk shortly before his death) refused the governorship of a district such as his brother had accepted among the Slavic-speaking population. Cyril withdrew to a monastery where his brother Methodius had become a monk after some years in a governmental post. </p><p>A decisive change in their lives occurred when the Duke of Moravia (present-day Czech Republic) asked the Eastern Emperor Michael for political independence from German rule and ecclesiastical autonomy (having their own clergy and liturgy). Cyril and Methodius undertook the missionary task. </p><p>Cyril’s first work was to invent an alphabet, still used in some Eastern liturgies. His followers probably formed the Cyrillic alphabet (for example, modern Russian) from Greek capital letters. Together they translated the Gospels, the psalter, Paul’s letters and the liturgical books into Slavonic, and composed a Slavonic liturgy, highly irregular then. </p><p>That and their free use of the vernacular in preaching led to opposition from the German clergy. The bishop refused to consecrate Slavic bishops and priests, and Cyril was forced to appeal to Rome. On the visit to Rome, he and Methodius had the joy of seeing their new liturgy approved by Pope Adrian II. Cyril, long an invalid, died in Rome 50 days after taking the monastic habit. </p><p>Methodius continued mission work for 16 more years. He was papal legate for all the Slavic peoples, consecrated a bishop and then given an ancient see (now in the Czech Republic). When much of their former territory was removed from their jurisdiction, the Bavarian bishops retaliated with a violent storm of accusation against Methodius. As a result, Emperor Louis the German exiled Methodius for three years. Pope John VIII secured his release. </p><p>Because the Frankish clergy, still smarting, continued their accusations, Methodius had to go to Rome to defend himself against charges of heresy and uphold his use of the Slavonic liturgy. He was again vindicated. </p><p>Legend has it that in a feverish period of activity, Methodius translated the whole Bible into Slavonic in eight months. He died on Tuesday of Holy Week, surrounded by his disciples, in his cathedral church. </p><p>Opposition continued after his death, and the work of the brothers in Moravia was brought to an end and their disciples scattered. But the expulsions had the beneficial effect of spreading the spiritual, liturgical and cultural work of the brothers to Bulgaria, Bohemia and southern Poland. Patrons of Moravia, and specially venerated by Catholic Czechs, Slovaks, Croatians, Orthodox Serbians and Bulgarians, Cyril and Methodius are eminently fitted to guard the long-desired unity of East and West. In 1980, Pope John Paul II named them additional co-patrons of Europe (with Benedict).</p> American Catholic Blog This is the beauty of self-giving love: Men and women, driven by love, freely choose to give up their autonomy, to limit their freedom, by committing themselves to the good of the spouse. Love is so powerful that it impels them to want to surrender their will to their beloved in this profound way.

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