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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)
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)
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)
The Maze Runner (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)
A Most Wanted Man (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




John Paul II: “Open wide the doors to Christ,” urged John Paul II during the homily at the Mass when he was installed as pope in 1978. <br /><br />Born in Wadowice, Poland, Karol Jozef Wojtyla had lost his mother, father and older brother before his 21st birthday. Karol’s promising academic career at Krakow’s Jagiellonian University was cut short by the outbreak of World War II. While working in a quarry and a chemical factory, he enrolled in an “underground” seminary in Kraków. Ordained in 1946, he was immediately sent to Rome where he earned a doctorate in theology. <br /><br />Back in Poland, a short assignment as assistant pastor in a rural parish preceded his very fruitful chaplaincy for university students. Soon he earned a doctorate in philosophy and began teaching that subject at Poland’s University of Lublin. <br /><br />Communist officials allowed him to be appointed auxiliary bishop of Kraków in 1958, considering him a relatively harmless intellectual. They could not have been more wrong! <br /><br />He attended all four sessions of Vatican II and contributed especially to its <em>Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World</em>. Appointed as archbishop of Kraków in 1964, he was named a cardinal three years later. <br /><br />Elected pope in October 1978, he took the name of his short-lived, immediate predecessor. Pope John Paul II was the first non-Italian pope in 455 years. In time, he made pastoral visits to 124 countries, including several with small Christian populations. <br /><br />He promoted ecumenical and interfaith initiatives, especially the 1986 Day of Prayer for World Peace in Assisi. He visited Rome’s Main Synagogue and the Western Wall in Jerusalem; he also established diplomatic relations between the Holy See and Israel. He improved Catholic-Muslim relations and in 2001 visited a mosque in Damascus, Syria. <br /><br />The Great Jubilee of the Year 2000, a key event in John Paul’s ministry, was marked by special celebrations in Rome and elsewhere for Catholics and other Christians. Relations with the Orthodox Churches improved considerably during his ministry as pope. <br /><br />“Christ is the center of the universe and of human history” was the opening line of his 1979 encyclical, <em>Redeemer of the Human Race</em>. In 1995, he described himself to the United Nations General Assembly as “a witness to hope.” <br /><br />His 1979 visit to Poland encouraged the growth of the Solidarity movement there and the collapse of communism in central and eastern Europe 10 years later. He began World Youth Day and traveled to several countries for those celebrations. He very much wanted to visit China and the Soviet Union but the governments in those countries prevented that. <br /><br />One of the most well-remembered photos of his pontificate was his one-on-one conversation in 1983 with Mehmet Ali Agca, who had attempted to assassinate him two years earlier. <br /><br />In his 27 years of papal ministry, John Paul II wrote 14 encyclicals and five books, canonized 482 saints and beatified 1,338 people. <br /><br />In the last years of his life, he suffered from Parkinson’s disease and was forced to cut back on some of his activities. <br /><br />Pope Benedict XVI beatified John Paul II in 2011, and Pope Francis canonized him in 2014. American Catholic Blog Lord, may I have balance and measure in everything—except in Love. —St. Josemaría Escrivá

 
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