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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)
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




Monica: The circumstances of St. Monica’s life could have made her a nagging wife, a bitter daughter-in-law and a despairing parent, yet she did not give way to any of these temptations. Although she was a Christian, her parents gave her in marriage to a pagan, Patricius, who lived in her hometown of Tagaste in North Africa. Patricius had some redeeming features, but he had a violent temper and was licentious. Monica also had to bear with a cantankerous mother-in-law who lived in her home. Patricius criticized his wife because of her charity and piety, but always respected her. Monica’s prayers and example finally won her husband and mother-in-law to Christianity. Her husband died in 371, one year after his baptism. 
<p>Monica had at least three children who survived infancy. The oldest, Augustine (August 28) , is the most famous. At the time of his father’s death, Augustine was 17 and a rhetoric student in Carthage. Monica was distressed to learn that her son had accepted the Manichean heresy (all flesh is evil)  and was living an immoral life. For a while, she refused to let him eat or sleep in her house. Then one night she had a vision that assured her Augustine would return to the faith. From that time on, she stayed close to her son, praying and fasting for him. In fact, she often stayed much closer than Augustine wanted. </p><p>When he was 29, Augustine decided to go to Rome to teach rhetoric. Monica was determined to go along. One night he told his mother that he was going to the dock to say goodbye to a friend. Instead, he set sail for Rome. Monica was heartbroken when she learned of Augustine’s trick, but she still followed him. She arrived in Rome only to find that he had left for Milan. Although travel was difficult, Monica pursued him to Milan. </p><p>In Milan, Augustine came under the influence of the bishop, St. Ambrose, who also became Monica’s spiritual director. She accepted his advice in everything and had the humility to give up some practices that had become second nature to her (see Quote, below). Monica became a leader of the devout women in Milan as she had been in Tagaste. </p><p>She continued her prayers for Augustine during his years of instruction. At Easter, 387, St. Ambrose baptized Augustine and several of his friends. Soon after, his party left for Africa. Although no one else was aware of it, Monica knew her life was near the end. She told Augustine, “Son, nothing in this world now affords me delight. I do not know what there is now left for me to do or why I am still here, all my hopes in this world being now fulfilled.” She became ill shortly after and suffered severely for nine days before her death. </p><p>Almost all we know about St. Monica is in the writings of St. Augustine, especially his <i>Confessions</i>.</p> American Catholic Blog Heavenly Father, I am sure there are frequently tiny miracles where you protect us and are present to us although you always remain anonymous. Help me appreciate how carefully you watch over me and my loved ones all day long, and be sensitive enough to stay close to you. I ask this in Jesus's name. Amen.

 
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