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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)
The Last Witch Hunter (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)
The Lazarus Effect (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 Boy (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)
The Longest Ride (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 & Mercy (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

Charles de Foucauld: Born into an aristocratic family in Strasbourg, France, Charles was orphaned at the age of six, raised by his devout grandfather, rejected the Catholic faith as a teenager and joined the French army. Inheriting a great deal of money from his grandfather, Charles went to Algeria with his regiment, but not without his mistress, Mimi. <br /><br />When he declined to give her up, he was dismissed from the army. Still in Algeria when he left Mimi, Charles reenlisted in the army. Refused permission to make a scientific exploration of nearby Morocco, he resigned from the service. With the help of a Jewish rabbi, Charles disguised himself as a Jew and in 1883 began a one-year exploration that he recorded in a book that was well received. <br /><br />Inspired by the Jews and Muslims whom he met, Charles resumed the practice of his Catholic faith when he returned to France in 1886. He joined a Trappist monastery in Ardeche, France, and later transferred to one in Akbes, Syria. Leaving the monastery in 1897, Charles worked as gardener and sacristan for the Poor Clare nuns in Nazareth and later in Jerusalem. In 1901 he returned to France and was ordained a priest. <br /><br />Later that year Charles journeyed to Beni-Abbes, Morocco, intending to found a monastic religious community in North Africa that offered hospitality to Christians, Muslims, Jews, or people with no religion. He lived a peaceful, hidden life but attracted no companions. <br /><br />A former army comrade invited him to live among the Tuareg people in Algeria. Charles learned their language enough to write a Tuareg-French and French-Tuareg dictionary, and to translate the Gospels into Tuareg. In 1905 he came to Tamanrasset, where he lived the rest of his life. A two-volume collection of Charles' Tuareg poetry was published after his death. <br /><br />In early 1909 he visited France and established an association of laypeople who pledged to live by the Gospels. His return to Tamanrasset was welcomed by the Tuareg. In 1915 Charles wrote to Louis Massignon: “The love of God, the love for one’s neighbor…All religion is found there…How to get to that point? Not in a day since it is perfection itself: it is the goal we must always aim for, which we must unceasingly try to reach and that we will only attain in heaven.”   <br /><br />The outbreak of World War I led to attacks on the French in Algeria. Seized in a raid by another tribe, Charles and two French soldiers coming to visit him were shot to death on December 1, 1916. <br />Five religious congregations, associations, and spiritual institutes (Little Brothers of Jesus, Little Sisters of the Sacred Heart, Little Sisters of Jesus, Little Brothers of the Gospel and Little Sisters of the Gospel) draw inspiration from the peaceful, largely hidden, yet hospitable life that characterized Charles. He was beatified on November 13, 2005. American Catholic Blog You know, O my God, I have never desired anything but to love you, and I am ambitious for no other glory.

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