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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 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)
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)
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)
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)
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 Payne (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)
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)
Minority Report (CNS)
Minority Report (EDC)
Miracle (SAM)
Miracle (CNS)
Miracle of St. Anna (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)
Moneyball (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)
Mostly Martha (EDC)
Mostly Martha (CNS)
Mother (SAM)
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 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 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




Alphonsus Liguori: 
		<p>Moral theology, Vatican II said, should be more thoroughly nourished by Scripture, and show the nobility of the Christian vocation of the faithful and their obligation to bring forth fruit in charity for the life of the world. Alphonsus, declared patron of moral theologians by Pius XII in 1950, would rejoice in that statement.</p>
		<p>In his day, Alphonsus fought for the liberation of moral theology from the rigidity of Jansenism. His moral theology, which went through 60 editions in the century following him, concentrated on the practical and concrete problems of pastors and confessors. If a certain legalism and minimalism crept into moral theology, it should not be attributed to this model of moderation and gentleness.</p>
		<p>At the University of Naples he received, at the age of 16, a doctorate in both canon and civil law by acclamation, but she oon gave up the practice of law for apostolic activity. He was ordained a priest and concentrated his pastoral efforts on popular (parish) missions, hearing confessions, forming Christian groups. </p>
		<p>He founded the Redemptorist congregation in 1732. It was an association of priests and brothers living a common life, dedicated to the imitation of Christ, and working mainly in popular missions for peasants in rural areas. Almost as an omen of what was to come later, he found himself deserted, after a while, by all his original companions except one lay brother. But the congregation managed to survive and was formally approved 17 years later, though its troubles were not over. </p>
		<p>Alphonsus’ great pastoral reforms were in the pulpit and confessional—replacing the pompous oratory of the time with simplicity, and the rigorism of Jansenism with kindness. His great fame as a writer has somewhat eclipsed the fact that for 26 years he traveled up and down the Kingdom of Naples, preaching popular missions. </p>
		<p>He was made bishop (after trying to reject the honor) at 66 and at once instituted a thorough reform of his diocese. </p>
		<p>His greatest sorrow came toward the end of his life. The Redemptorists, precariously continuing after the suppression of the Jesuits in 1773, had difficulty in getting their Rule approved by the Kingdom of Naples. Alphonsus acceded to the condition that they possess no property in common, but a royal official, with the connivance of a high Redemptorist official, changed the Rule substantially. Alphonsus, old, crippled and with very bad sight, signed the document, unaware that he had been betrayed. The Redemptorists in the Papal States then put themselves under the pope, who withdrew those in Naples from the jurisdiction of Alphonsus. It was only after his death that the branches were united. </p>
		<p>At 71 he was afflicted with rheumatic pains which left incurable bending of his neck; until it was straightened a little, the pressure of his chin caused a raw wound on his chest. He suffered a final 18 months of “dark night” scruples, fears, temptations against every article of faith and every virtue, interspersed with intervals of light and relief, when ecstasies were frequent. </p>
		<p>Alphonsus is best known for his moral theology, but he also wrote well in the field of spiritual and dogmatic theology. His <i>Glories of Mary</i> is one of the great works on that subject, and his book <i>Visits to the Blessed Sacrament</i> went through 40 editions in his lifetime, greatly influencing the practice of this devotion in the Church.</p>
American Catholic Blog Those who want to participate more fully in salvation history are comforted by the fact that Jesus wants to walk with us in our suffering and wants to break bread to give us strength on our way.

 
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