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Baby Mama (CNS)
Babylon A.D. (CNS)
Bad Boys II (CNS)
Bad Company (CNS)
Bad Education (CNS)
Bad News Bears (CNS)
Bad Santa (CNS)
Bad Teacher (CNS)
Baggage Claim (CNS)
Ballad of Jack and Rose, The (CNS)
Balls of Fury (CNS)
Bandslam (CNS)
Banger Sisters, The (CNS)
Bangkok Dangerous (CNS)
Bank Job, The (CNS)
Barbarian Invasions, The (CNS)
Barbershop 2: Back In Business (CNS)
Barbershop: The Next Cut (CNS)
Barnyard (SAM)
Barnyard (CNS)
Basic (CNS)
Basic Instinct 2 (CNS)
Batman Begins (CNS)
Batman Begins (SAM)
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (CNS)
Battle for Terra (CNS)
Battle in Seattle (CNS)
Battle of Shaker Heights, The (CNS)
Battle of the Year (CNS)
Battle: Los Angeles (CNS)
Battleship (CNS)
Be Cool (CNS)
Be Kind Rewind (CNS)
Bears (CNS)
Beautiful Creatures (CNS)
Beautiful Mind, A (SAM)
Beautiful Mind, A (EDC)
Beauty Shop (CNS)
The Beaver (SRR)
Because I Said So (CNS)
Because of Winn-Dixie (EDC)
Because of Winn-Dixie (SAM)
Becoming Jane (CNS)
Bed of Roses (SAM)
Bedtime Stories (CNS)
Bee Movie (CNS)
Bee Season (CNS)
Beerfest (CNS)
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (CNS)
Before I Go to Sleep (CNS)
Begin Again (CNS)
Being Julia (CNS)
Believer, The (CNS)
Bella (CNS)
Bella (SAM)
Below (CNS)
Benchwarmers, The (CNS)
Bend It Like Beckham (EDC)
Bend It Like Beckham (CNS)
Bend It Like Beckham (SAM)
Benji Off the Leash! (CNS)
Beowulf (CNS)
Beowulf & Grendel (CNS)
The Best of Me (CNS)
A Better Life (SRR)
Beverly Hills Chihuahua (CNS)
Bewitched (CNS)
Beyond Borders (CNS)
Beyond the Gates (CNS)
Beyond the Lights (CNS)
Beyond the Sea (CNS)
Big Bounce, The (CNS)
Big Fish (EDC)
Big Fish (CNS)
Big Fish (SAM)
Big Hero 6 (CNS)
Big Lebowski, The (SAM)
Big Momma's House 2 (CNS)
Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (CNS)
Big Night (SAM)
Big Question, The (CNS)
The Big Short (CNS)
The Big Year (CNS)
Biker Boyz (CNS)
Billy Elliot (SAM)
Birdcage, The (SAM)
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (CNS)
Birth (CNS)
Birth (CNS)
The Black Balloon (CNS)
Black Book (CNS)
Black Dahlia, The (CNS)
Black Hawk Down (SAM)
Black Mass (CNS)
Black Nativity (CNS)
Black or White (CNS)
Black Snake Moan (CNS)
Black Swan (CNS)
Blackhat (CNS)
Blackhat (CNS)
Blade: Trinity (CNS)
Blades of Glory (CNS)
Blair Witch Project, The (SAM)
Blended (CNS)
The Blind Side (CNS)
Blind Spot: Hitler's Secretary (CNS)
Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi, The (CNS)
Blindness (CNS)
Blood and Chocolate (CNS)
Blood Diamond (CNS)
Blood Simple (SAM)
Blood Work (CNS)
Blood Work (SAM)
Blow (SAM)
Blue Car (CNS)
Blue Crush (CNS)
Blue Jasmine (CNS)
Boat Trip (CNS)
Bobby (CNS)
Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius (CNS)
Body of Lies (CNS)
Bogus (SAM)
Bollywood/Hollywood (CNS)
Bolt (CNS)
Bonhoeffer (SAM)
Bonhoeffer (CNS)
Bonneville (CNS)
Boogeyman (CNS)
The Book of Eli (CNS)
The Book of Life (CNS)
The Book Thief (CNS)
Borat! Cultural Learning of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (CNS)
Bordertown (CNS)
The Bounty Hunter (CNS)
A Bouquet of Roses (SAM)
Bourne Identity, The (SAM)
Bourne Identity, The (CNS)
The Bourne Legacy (CNS)
Bourne Supremacy, The (SAM)
Bourne Supremacy, The (CNS)
Bourne Ultimatum, The (CNS)
Bowfinger (SAM)
Bowling for Columbine (CNS)
Bowling For Columbine (SAM)
The Box (CNS)
Boxer, The (SAM)
The Boxtrolls (CNS)
The Boy (CNS)
The Boy (CNS)
Boy A (CNS)
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (CNS)
Boyhood (CNS)
Boynton Beach Club (CNS)
The Boys: The Sherman Brothers Story (CNS)
Bratz (CNS)
Brave One, The (CNS)
Breach (SAM)
Breach (EDC)
Breach (CNS)
Bread, My Sweet, The (CNS)
Breakdown (SAM)
Breakin' All the Rules (CNS)
Breaking and Entering (CNS)
Breaking Dawn (CNS)
Break-Up, The (CNS)
Brick (CNS)
Brick Mansions (CNS)
Bride & Prejudice (CNS)
Bride and Prejudice (SAM)
Bride Wars (CNS)
Brideshead Revisited (SAM)
Brideshead Revisited (CNS)
Bridesmaids (CNS)
Bridesmaids (SRR)
Bridge to Terabithia (CNS)
Bridge to Terabithia (SAM)
Bridge to Terabithia (EDC)
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (CNS)
Bridget Jones's Diary (SAM)
Bright Young Things (CNS)
Brighton Rock (CNS)
Bringing Down the House (CNS)
Bringing Out the Dead (SAM)
Brokeback Mountain (CNS)
Broken City (CNS)
Broken Flowers (CNS)
Brooklyn (CNS)
Brooklyn Rules (CNS)
Brooklyn's Finest (CNS)
Brother Bear (CNS)
Brother Sun Sister Moon (SAM)
Brothers (CNS)
Brothers Grimm, The (CNS)
Brothers Solomon, The (CNS)
Bruce Almighty (SAM)
Bruce Almighty (CNS)
Bruno (CNS)
Buck (SRR)
Bucket List, The (SAM)
Bucket List, The (CNS)
Buffalo Soldiers (CNS)
Bugs (CNS)
Bulletproof Monk (CNS)
Bully (CNS)
Bulworth (SAM)
Burlesque (CNS)
Burn After Reading (CNS)
Burn After Reading (SAM)
Burnt (CNS)
Butterfly Effect, The (CNS)
Butterfly, The (EDC)
Butterfly, The (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




Catherine of Siena: The value Catherine makes central in her short life and which sounds clearly and consistently through her experience is complete surrender to Christ. What is most impressive about her is that she learns to view her surrender to her Lord as a goal to be reached through time. 
<p>She was the 23rd child of Jacopo and Lapa Benincasa and grew up as an intelligent, cheerful and intensely religious person. Catherine disappointed her mother by cutting off her hair as a protest against being overly encouraged to improve her appearance in order to attract a husband. Her father ordered her to be left in peace, and she was given a room of her own for prayer and meditation. </p><p>She entered the Dominican Third Order at 18 and spent the next three years in seclusion, prayer and austerity. Gradually a group of followers gathered around her—men and women, priests and religious. An active public apostolate grew out of her contemplative life. Her letters, mostly for spiritual instruction and encouragement of her followers, began to take more and more note of public affairs. Opposition and slander resulted from her mixing fearlessly with the world and speaking with the candor and authority of one completely committed to Christ. She was cleared of all charges at the Dominican General Chapter of 1374. </p><p>Her public influence reached great heights because of her evident holiness, her membership in the Dominican Third Order, and the deep impression she made on the pope. She worked tirelessly for the crusade against the Turks and for peace between Florence and the pope </p><p>In 1378, the Great Schism began, splitting the allegiance of Christendom between two, then three, popes and putting even saints on opposing sides. Catherine spent the last two years of her life in Rome, in prayer and pleading on behalf of the cause of Urban VI and the unity of the Church. She offered herself as a victim for the Church in its agony. She died surrounded by her "children" and was canonized in 1461. </p><p>Catherine ranks high among the mystics and spiritual writers of the Church. In 1939, she and Francis of Assisi were declared co-patrons of Italy. Paul VI named her and Teresa of Avila doctors of the Church in 1970. Her spiritual testament is found in <i>The Dialogue</i>.</p> American Catholic Blog The gates of hell cannot withstand the power of heaven. Gates of sin melt in the presence of saving grace; gates of death fall in the presence of eternal life; gates of falsehood collapse in the presence of living truth; gates of violence are flattened in the presence of divine love. These are the tools with which Christ has equipped his Church.

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