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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
MacGruber (CNS)
Machete (CNS)
Machine Gun Preacher (SRR)
Machinist, The (CNS)
Mad City (SAM)
Mad Hot Ballroom (CNS)
Mad Max: Fury Road (CNS)
Mad Money (CNS)
Madagascar (EDC)
Madagascar (CNS)
Madagascar 3 (CNS)
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (CNS)
Made of Honor (CNS)
Madea's Big Happy Family (CNS)
Madison (CNS)
Magdalene Sisters, The (SAM)
Magdalene Sisters, The (CNS)
Magic in the Moonlight (CNS)
Maid in Manhattan (CNS)
Maleficent (CNS)
Malibu's Most Wanted (CNS)
Mama (CNS)
Mambo Italiano (CNS)
Mama Mia! (SAM)
Mamma Mia! (CNS)
Man, The (CNS)
Manchurian Candidate, The (CNS)
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (CNS)
Manic (CNS)
Manna From Heaven (SAM)
Manna From Heaven (CNS)
Manna From Heaven (SAM)
Man Apart, A (CNS)
March of the Penguins March of the Penguins (CNS)
Marci X (CNS)
Margot at the Wedding (CNS)
Marie Antoinette (CNS)
Marie's Story (CNS)
Maria Full of Grace (CNS)
Marilyn Hotchkiss Ballroom Dancing & Charm School (CNS)
Marine, The (CNS)
Marley & Me (CNS)
Marmaduke (CNS)
Married in America (SAM)
Married Life (CNS)
Mars Needs Moms (CNS)
The Martian (CNS)
Martian Child (CNS)
Martin Lawrence Live: Runteldat (CNS)
Marvel's The Avengers (CNS)
Marvin's Room (SAM)
Mary of Nazareth (CNS)
Mask of Zorro, The (SAM)
Masked and Anonymous (CNS)
The Masked Saint (CNS)
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (CNS)
Master of Disguise (CNS)
The Matador (CNS)
Matador, The (CNS)
Match Point (CNS)
Matchstick Men (CNS)
Material Girls (CNS)
Matrix Reloaded, The (SAM)
Matrix Reloaded, The (CNS)
Matrix Revolutions, The (CNS)
Matrix, The (SAM)
Max (CNS)
Max Payne (CNS)
The Maze Runner (CNS)
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (CNS)
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (CNS)
Me Without You (CNS)
The Mechanic (CNS)
Mean Creek (CNS)
Medallion, The (CNS)
Meet Dave (CNS)
Meet the Fockers (CNS)
Meet Joe Black (SAM)
Meet the Robinsons (CNS)
Meet the Spartans (CNS)
Megamind (CNS)
Mean Girls (CNS)
Melinda and Melinda (CNS)
Memoirs of a Geisha (CNS)
Men In Black (SAM)
Men in Black 3 (CNS)
Men in Black II (CNS)
The Men Who Stare at Goats (CNS)
The Mentalist (SAM)
Message in a Bottle (SAM)
Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc, The (SAM)
Messengers, The (CNS)
Mexican, The (SAM)
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (CNS)
Miami Vice (CNS)
Michael (SAM)
Michael Clayton (CNS)
Michael Collins (SAM)
Michael Jackson's This Is It (CNS)
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (SAM)
Midnight in Paris (SRR)
Mighty Heart, A (SAM)
Mighty Heart, A (CNS)
The Mighty Macs (CNS)
Mighty Wind, A (CNS)
Mighty, The (SAM)
Milk (CNS)
Milk & Honey (CNS)
The Mill & The Cross (CNS)
Million Dollar Arm (CNS)
Million Dollar Baby (CNS)
Million Dollar Baby (SAM)
Millions (SAM)
Millions (SAM)
Millions (EDC)
Millions (CNS)
Man in the Iron Mask (SAM)
Mind the Gap (CNS)
Mindhunters (CNS)
Minions (CNS)
Minority Report (CNS)
Minority Report (EDC)
Miracle (SAM)
Miracle (CNS)
Miracle of St. Anna (CNS)
Miracles From Heaven (CNS)
Mirror Mirror (CNS)
Mirror, Mirror (SRR)
Mirrors (CNS)
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (CNS)
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (SAM)
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (CNS)
Miss Potter (CNS)
Miss Potter (SAM)
Missing, The (CNS)
Mission Impossible (SAM)
Mission Impossible 2 (SAM)
Mission Impossible III (CNS)
Mission to Mars (SAM)
Mission, The (SAM)
Mission: Impossible III (SAM)
Mist, The (CNS)
Mister Foe (CNS)
Man of the House (CNS)
Man of Steel (CNS)
Man of the Year (CNS)
Moliere (CNS)
Moll Flanders (SAM)
Momento (SAM)
Moms' Night Out (CNS)
Man on Fire (CNS)
Man on a Ledge (CNS)
Man on the Train (CNS)
Mondays in the Sun (CNS)
Money Monster (CNS)
Moneyball (CNS)
Monkey Kingdom (CNS)
Mona Lisa Smile (CNS)
Monsieur Ibrahim (CNS)
Monsieur Lazhar (SRR)
Monsieur Vincent (SAM)
Monster (CNS)
Monster House (CNS)
Monster-in-Law (CNS)
Monster's Ball (SAM)
Monsters University (CNS)
Monsters vs. Aliens (CNS)
Monte Carlo (CNS)
The Monuments Men (CNS)
Moonlight Mile (EDC)
Moonlight Mile (CNS)
Morning Glory (CNS)
Mortdecai (CNS)
A Most Wanted Man (CNS)
Mostly Martha (EDC)
Mostly Martha (CNS)
Mother (SAM)
Mother's Day (CNS)
Motorcycle Diaries, The (CNS)
Moulin Rouge (SAM)
Mr. & Mrs. Smith (CNS)
Mr. & Mrs. Smith (SAM)
Mr. 3000 (CNS)
Mr. Bean's Holiday (CNS)
Mr. Brooks (CNS)
Mr. Holland's Opus (SAM)
Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (CNS)
Mr. Peabody & Sherman (CNS)
Mr. Popper's Penguins (CNS)
Mr. Popper's Penguins (SRR)
Mr. Woodcock (CNS)
Mrs. Brown (SAM)
Mrs. Henderson Presents (CNS)
Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont (CNS)
Mud (CNS)
Mulan (SAM)
Multiplicity (SAM)
Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, The (CNS)
Munich (CNS)
The Muppets (SRR)
The Muppets (CNS)
Muppets Most Wanted (CNS)
Muse, The (SAM)
Music and Lyrics (CNS)
Music of the Heart (SAM)
Must Love Dogs (CNS)
Man Who Wasn't There, The (SAM)
Man Without a Past, The (CNS)
My All American (CNS)
My Baby's Daddy (CNS)
My Best Friend (Mon Meilleur Ami) (CNS)
My Best Friend's Girl (CNS)
My Best Friend's Wedding (SAM)
My Big Fat Greek Wedding (SAM)
My Big Fat Greek Wedding (EDC)
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (CNS)
My Bloody Valentine 3-D (CNS)
My Blueberry Nights (CNS)
My Boss's Daughter (CNS)
My Brother Is an Only Child (SAM)
My Life in Ruins (CNS)
My Life Without Me (CNS)
My Sister's Keeper (CNS)
My Soul to Take 3-D (CNS)
My Super Ex-Girlfriend (CNS)
My Week With Marilyn (CNS)
My Week With Marilyn (SRR)
Mysterious Skin (CNS)
Mystic River (CNS)
Mystic River (SAM)


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




Junipero Serra: In 1776, when the American Revolution was beginning in the east, another part of the future United States was being born in California. That year a gray-robed Franciscan founded Mission San Juan Capistrano, now famous for its annually returning swallows. San Juan was the seventh of nine missions established under the direction of this indomitable Spaniard. 
<p>Born on Spain’s island of Mallorca, Serra entered the Franciscan Order, taking the name of St. Francis’ childlike companion, Brother Juniper. Until he was 35, he spent most of his time in the classroom—first as a student of theology and then as a professor. He also became famous for his preaching. Suddenly he gave it all up and followed the yearning that had begun years before when he heard about the missionary work of St. Francis Solanus in South America. Junipero’s desire was to convert native peoples in the New World. </p><p>Arriving by ship at Vera Cruz, Mexico, he and a companion walked the 250 miles to Mexico City. On the way Junipero’s left leg became infected by an insect bite and would remain a cross—sometimes life-threatening—for the rest of his life. For 18 years he worked in central Mexico and in the Baja Peninsula. He became president of the missions there. </p><p>Enter politics: the threat of a Russian invasion south from Alaska. Charles III of Spain ordered an expedition to beat Russia to the territory. So the last two <i>conquistadors</i>—one military, one spiritual—began their quest. José de Galvez persuaded Junipero to set out with him for present-day Monterey, California. The first mission founded after the 900-mile journey north was San Diego (1769). That year a shortage of food almost canceled the expedition. Vowing to stay with the local people, Junipero and another friar began a novena in preparation for St. Joseph’s day, March 19, the scheduled day of departure. On that day, the relief ship arrived. </p><p>Other missions followed: Monterey/Carmel (1770); San Antonio and San Gabriel (1771); San Luís Obispo (1772); San Francisco and San Juan Capistrano (1776); Santa Clara (1777); San Buenaventura (1782). Twelve more were founded after Serra’s death. </p><p>Junipero made the long trip to Mexico City to settle great differences with the military commander. He arrived at the point of death. The outcome was substantially what Junipero sought: the famous “Regulation” protecting the Indians and the missions. It was the basis for the first significant legislation in California, a “Bill of Rights” for Native Americans. </p><p>Because the Native Americans were living a nonhuman life from the Spanish point of view, the friars were made their legal guardians. The Native Americans were kept at the mission after Baptism lest they be corrupted in their former haunts—a move that has brought cries of “injustice” from some moderns. </p><p>Junipero’s missionary life was a long battle with cold and hunger, with unsympathetic military commanders and even with danger of death from non-Christian native peoples. Through it all his unquenchable zeal was fed by prayer each night, often from midnight till dawn. He baptized over 6,000 people and confirmed 5,000. His travels would have circled the globe. He brought the Native Americans not only the gift of faith but also a decent standard of living. He won their love, as witnessed especially by their grief at his death. He is buried at Mission San Carlo Borromeo, Carmel, and was beatified in 1988. Pope Francis canonized him in Washington, D.C., on September 23, 2015.</p> American Catholic Blog Hope and faith can outshine the darkness of evil. However dense the darkness may appear, our hope for the triumph of the light is stronger still. Though violence continues to stain us with blood, the shadows of death can be dissipated with one act of light.

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