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All A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
L.A. Confidential (SAM)
Labor Day (CNS)
The Labyrinth (SRR)
Ladder 49 (CNS)
Lady Chatterly (CNS)
Lady in the Water (SAM)
Lady in the Water, The (CNS)
Ladykillers, The (CNS)
Lake City (CNS)
Lake House, The (CNS)
Lakeview Terrace (CNS)
Lamerica (SAM)
Land of the Blind (CNS)
Land of the Dead (CNS)
Land of the Lost (CNS)
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (CNS)
Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector (CNS)
Larry Crowne (CNS)
Larry Crowne (SRR)
Lars and the Real Girl (SAM)
Lars and the Real Girl (CNS)
Lassie (CNS)
The Last Airbender (CNS)
Last Chance Harvey (CNS)
Last Days, The (SAM)
The Last Exorcism (CNS)
Last Holiday (CNS)
Last Holiday (EDC)
The Last House on the Left (CNS)
Last King of Scotland, The (CNS)
Last King of Scotland, The (SAM)
Last Kiss, The (CNS)
Last Legion, The (CNS)
Last Mimzy, The (CNS)
The Last Mountain (SRR)
The Last of Robin Hood (CNS)
Last Samurai, The (CNS)
Last Samurai, The (SAM)
Last Shot, The (CNS)
Last Sin Eater, The (CNS)
Last Sin Eater, The (SAM)
The Last Song (CNS)
The Last Stand (CNS)
L'Auberge Espagnole (CNS)
Laurel Canyon (CNS)
Law Abiding Citizen (CNS)
Lawless (CNS)
Lawless Heart (CNS)
Laws of Attraction (CNS)
Laws of Attraction (SAM)
Layer Cake (CNS)
Le Divorce (CNS)
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, The (CNS)
Leap Year (CNS)
Leatherheads (CNS)
Leatherheads (SAM)
Lee Daniels' The Butler (CNS)
Legally Blonde (SAM)
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (CNS)
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde (SAM)
Legend of Baggar Vance, The (SAM)
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (CNS)
The Legend of Hercules (CNS)
Legend of Johnny Lingo, The (CNS)
Legend of Zorro, The (CNS)
Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (CNS)
Legion (CNS)
The Lego Movie (CNS)
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (CNS)
Les Miserables (CNS)
Let Me In (CNS)
Let's Be Cops (CNS)
Letters from Iwo Jima (CNS)
Letters to God (CNS)
Letters to Juliet (CNS)
Levity (CNS)
Levity (SAM)
Liar Liar (SAM)
Libertine, The (CNS)
License to Wed (CNS)
Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, The (CNS)
Life as a House (SAM)
Life As We Know It (CNS)
Life Is Beautiful (SAM)
Life of David Gale, The (CNS)
Life of David Gale, The (SAM)
Lilo & Stitch (CNS)
Limbo (SAM)
Limey, The (SAM)
Limitless (CNS)
The Lincoln Lawyer (CNS)
Lions for Lambs (CNS)
Little Black Book (CNS)
Little Children (CNS)
Little Man (CNS)
Little Manhattan (CNS)
Little Miss Sunshine (CNS)
Little Secrets (CNS)
Live Free or Die Hard (CNS)
Lives for Sale (SAM)
Lives of Others, The (Das Leben der Anderen) (SAM)
Lizzie McGuire Movie, The (CNS)
Lockout (CNS)
London (CNS)
The Lone Ranger (CNS)
Lone Star (SAM)
Lonesome Jim (CNS)
Longest Yard, The (CNS)
Longshots, The (CNS)
Look at Me (CNS)
Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World (CNS)
Lookout, The (CNS)
Looney Tunes: Back in Action (CNS)
The Lorax (SRR)
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (SAM)
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (CNS)
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The (CNS)
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The (SAM)
Lord of War (CNS)
Lord of War (SAM)
Lords of Dogtown (CNS)
The Losers (CNS)
Lost City, The (CNS)
Lost in Translation (CNS)
Lost World, The (SAM)
A Lot Like Love (CNS)
Lottery Ticket (CNS)
Love & Other Drugs (CNS)
Love Actually (CNS)
Love Don't Cost a Thing (CNS)
Love Forbidden (CNS)
Love Guru, The (CNS)
Love Happens (CNS)
Love the Hard Way (CNS)
Love in the Time of Cholera (CNS)
Love Liza (CNS)
A Love Song for Bobby Long (CNS)
Love Songs (CNS)
Lovely and Amazing (CNS)
The Lovely Bones (CNS)
Loverboy (CNS)
Love's Abiding Joy (CNS)
La Strada (SAM)
Lucky Number Slevin (CNS)
The Lucky One (CNS)
The Lucky One (SRR)
Lucky Ones, The (CNS)
Lucky You (CNS)
Lucy (CNS)
Lust, Caution (CNS)
Luther (CNS)
La Vie En Rose (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




Pio of Pietrelcina: In one of the largest such ceremonies in history, Pope John Paul II canonized Padre Pio of Pietrelcina on June 16, 2002. It was the 45th canonization ceremony in Pope John Paul's pontificate. More than 300,000 people braved blistering heat as they filled St. Peter's Square and nearby streets. They heard the Holy Father praise the new saint for his prayer and charity. "This is the most concrete synthesis of Padre Pio's teaching," said the pope. He also stressed Padre Pio's witness to the power of suffering. If accepted with love, the Holy Father stressed, such suffering can lead to "a privileged path of sanctity." 
<p>Many people have turned to the Italian Capuchin Franciscan to intercede with God on their behalf; among them was the future Pope John Paul II. In 1962, when he was still an archbishop in Poland, he wrote to Padre Pio and asked him to pray for a Polish woman with throat cancer. Within two weeks, she had been cured of her life-threatening disease. </p><p>Born Francesco Forgione, Padre Pio grew up in a family of farmers in southern Italy. Twice (1898-1903 and 1910-17) his father worked in Jamaica, New York, to provide the family income. </p><p>At the age of 15, Francesco joined the Capuchins and took the name of Pio. He was ordained in 1910 and was drafted during World War I. After he was discovered to have tuberculosis, he was discharged. In 1917 he was assigned to the friary in San Giovanni Rotondo, 75 miles from the city of Bari on the Adriatic. </p><p>On September 20, 1918, as he was making his thanksgiving after Mass, Padre Pio had a vision of Jesus. When the vision ended, he had the stigmata in his hands, feet and side. </p><p>Life became more complicated after that. Medical doctors, Church authorities and curiosity seekers came to see Padre Pio. In 1924 and again in 1931, the authenticity of the stigmata was questioned; Padre Pio was not permitted to celebrate Mass publicly or to hear confessions. He did not complain of these decisions, which were soon reversed. However, he wrote no letters after 1924. His only other writing, a pamphlet on the agony of Jesus, was done before 1924. </p><p>Padre Pio rarely left the friary after he received the stigmata, but busloads of people soon began coming to see him. Each morning after a 5 a.m. Mass in a crowded church, he heard confessions until noon. He took a mid-morning break to bless the sick and all who came to see him. Every afternoon he also heard confessions. In time his confessional ministry would take 10 hours a day; penitents had to take a number so that the situation could be handled. Many of them have said that Padre Pio knew details of their lives that they had never mentioned. </p><p>Padre Pio saw Jesus in all the sick and suffering. At his urging, a fine hospital was built on nearby Mount Gargano. The idea arose in 1940; a committee began to collect money. Ground was broken in 1946. Building the hospital was a technical wonder because of the difficulty of getting water there and of hauling up the building supplies. This "House for the Alleviation of Suffering" has 350 beds. </p><p>A number of people have reported cures they believe were received through the intercession of Padre Pio. Those who assisted at his Masses came away edified; several curiosity seekers were deeply moved. Like St. Francis, Padre Pio sometimes had his habit torn or cut by souvenir hunters. </p><p>One of Padre Pio’s sufferings was that unscrupulous people several times circulated prophecies that they claimed originated from him. He never made prophecies about world events and never gave an opinion on matters that he felt belonged to Church authorities to decide. He died on September 23, 1968, and was beatified in 1999.</p> American Catholic Blog In times of intense loss and grief, we take our place with Mary as she embraces all our grief in her own as she is silently holding in her arms the stark presence of our suffering God in the lifeless body of her Son.

 
PICKS OF THE WEEK
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