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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




Athanasius: Athanasius led a tumultuous but dedicated life of service to the Church. He was the great champion of the faith against the widespread heresy of Arianism, the teaching by Arius that Jesus was not truly divine. The vigor of his writings earned him the title of doctor of the Church. 
<p>Born of a Christian family in Alexandria, Egypt, and given a classical education, Athanasius became secretary to Alexander, the bishop of Alexandria, entered the priesthood and was eventually named bishop himself. His predecessor, Alexander, had been an outspoken critic of a new movement growing in the East—Arianism. </p><p>When Athanasius assumed his role as bishop of Alexandria, he continued the fight against Arianism. At first it seemed that the battle would be easily won and that Arianism would be condemned. Such, however, did not prove to be the case. The Council of Tyre was called and for several reasons that are still unclear, the Emperor Constantine exiled Athanasius to northern Gaul. This was to be the first in a series of travels and exiles reminiscent of the life of St. Paul. </p><p>After Constantine died, his son restored Athanasius as bishop. This lasted only a year, however, for he was deposed once again by a coalition of Arian bishops. Athanasius took his case to Rome, and Pope Julius I called a synod to review the case and other related matters. </p><p>Five times Athanasius was exiled for his defense of the doctrine of Christ’s divinity. During one period of his life, he enjoyed 10 years of relative peace—reading, writing and promoting the Christian life along the lines of the monastic ideal to which he was greatly devoted. His dogmatic and historical writings are almost all polemic, directed against every aspect of Arianism. </p><p>Among his ascetical writings, his<i> Life of St. Anthony</i> (January 17) achieved astonishing popularity and contributed greatly to the establishment of monastic life throughout the Western Christian world.</p> American Catholic Blog Suffering is redemptive in part because it definitively reveals to man that he is not in fact God, and it thereby opens the human person to receive the divine.

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