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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
P.S. (CNS)
P.S. I Love You (CNS)
P2 (CNS)
Pacific Rim (CNS)
Pacifier, The (CNS)
Page One (SRR)
Painted Veil, The (SAM)
Painted Veil, The (CNS)
Palindromes (CNS)
Pandorum (CNS)
Pan's Labyrinth (CNS)
Paparazzi (CNS)
Paradise Now (CNS)
Paradise Road (SAM)
Paranoia (CNS)
ParaNorman (CNS)
Paranormal Activity (CNS)
Paranormal Activity 2 (CNS)
Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (CNS)
Parent Trap, The (SAM)
Parental Guidance (CNS)
Paris, Je T'Aime (CNS)
Paris, Je T'aime (Paris, I Love You) (SAM)
Party Monster (CNS)
Passengers (CNS)
Passion of the Christ, The (CNS)
Passion of the Christ, The (SAM)
Passion of Joan of Arc, The (SAM)
Passion of Joan of Arc, The (SAM)
Passion Recut, The (CNS)
Passionada (CNS)
Pathfinder (CNS)
Patriot, The (SAM)
Paul (CNS)
Paul Blart: Mall Cop (CNS)
Pay It Forward (SAM)
Pay It Forward (EDC)
Paycheck (CNS)
Pearl Harbor (SAM)
Pedro Arrupe: His Life and Legacy (SAM)
Penelope (CNS)
Penelope (SAM)
People I Know (CNS)
People vs. Larry Flynt, The (SAM)
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (CNS)
A Perfect Getaway (CNS)
Perfect Holiday, The (CNS)
Perfect Man, The (CNS)
Perfect Man, The (SAM)
Perfect Murder, A (SAM)
Perfect Score, The (CNS)
Perfect Storm, The (SAM)
Perfect Stranger (CNS)
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (CNS)
Persepolis (CNS)
Personal Velocity (CNS)
Peter Pan (CNS)
Peter Pan (SAM)
Phantom (CNS)
Phantom of the Opera, The (CNS)
Phantom, The (SAM)
Phat Girlz (CNS)
Phenomenon (SAM)
Philomena (CNS)
Phone Booth (CNS)
Pianist, The (EDC)
Pianist, The (CNS)
Pianist, The (SAM)
Pieces of April (Frost)
Pieces of April (CNS)
Pieces of April (EDC)
Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman (CNS)
Piglet's Big Movie (EDC)
Piglet's Big Movie (CNS)
Pineapple Express (CNS)
The Pink Panther 2 (CNS)
Pink Panther, The (CNS)
Pinocchio (CNS)
Piranha 3D (CNS)
Pirate Radio (CNS)
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (CNS)
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (CNS)
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (SAM)
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (CNS)
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (CNS)
Pirates of the Caribbean:
On Stranger Tides (SRR)

Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie, The (CNS)
The Pirates! Band of Misfits (CNS)
The Place Beyond the Pines (CNS)
Planes: Fire & Rescue (CNS)
Planet 51 (CNS)
Planet of the Apes (EDC)
Playing by Heart (SAM)
Pleasantville (SAM)
Pledge, The (SAM)
Plumm Summer, A (SAM)
Plumm Summer, A (CNS)
Pokemon Heroes (CNS)
Polar Express, The (CNS)
Political Advertising (SAM)
Ponyo (CNS)
Pooh's Heffalump Movie (CNS)
Poseidon (CNS)
The Possession (CNS)
Possession (CNS)
Post Grad (CNS)
Postman, The (SAM)
Power of Forgiveness, The (SAM)
Powerpuff Girls Movie, The (CNS)
Prairie Home Companion, A (CNS)
Pray the Devil Back to Hell (SAM)
Predators (CNS)
Premium Rush (CNS)
Premonition (CNS)
Prestige, The (CNS)
Pretty Persuasion (CNS)
Previous Engagement, A (CNS)
Prey for Rock and Roll (CNS)
Price of Sugar, The (CNS)
Price of Sugar, The (SAM)
Price of Sugar, The (SAM)
Pride (CNS)
Pride & Prejudice (CNS)
Pride and Glory (CNS)
Priest (CNS)
Primal Fear (SAM)
Primary Colors (SAM)
Prime (CNS)
Primer (CNS)
Primeval (CNS)
Prince and Me, The (CNS)
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (CNS)
The Princess and the Frog (CNS)
Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, The (CNS)
Princess Diaries, The (SAM)
Prisoners (CNS)
Private Fears in Public Places (CNS)
Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio, The (CNS)
Producers, The (CNS)
Project X (CNS)
Prom (CNS)
Prom Night (CNS)
Promise, The (CNS)
Promised Land (CNS)
Proof (CNS)
The Proposal (CNS)
Proposition, The (CNS)
Public Enemies (CNS)
Pulse (CNS)
Punch-Drunk Love (CNS)
Punisher, The (CNS)
Pursuit of Happyness, The (CNS)
Pursuit of Happyness, The (SAM)
Push (CNS)
Puss in Boots (CNS)
Puss in Boots (SRR)


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




Peter of Alcantara: Peter was a contemporary of well-known 16th-century Spanish saints, including Ignatius of Loyola and John of the Cross. He served as confessor to St. Teresa of Avila. Church reform was a major issue in Peter’s day, and he directed most of his energies toward that end. His death came one year before the Council of Trent ended. 
<p>Born into a noble family (his father was the governor of Alcantara in Spain), Peter studied law at Salamanca University and, at 16, joined the so-called Observant Franciscans (also known as the discalced, or barefoot, friars). While he practiced many penances, he also demonstrated abilities which were soon recognized. He was named the superior of a new house even before his ordination as a priest; at the age of 39, he was elected provincial; he was a very successful preacher. Still, he was not above washing dishes and cutting wood for the friars. He did not seek attention; indeed, he preferred solitude.</p><p>Peter’s penitential side was evident when it came to food and clothing. It is said that he slept only 90 minutes each night. While others talked about Church reform, Peter’s reform began with himself. His patience was so great that a proverb arose: "To bear such an insult one must have the patience of Peter of Alcantara."</p><p>In 1554, Peter, having received permission, formed a group of Franciscans who followed the Rule of St. Francis with even greater rigor. These friars were known as Alcantarines. Some of the Spanish friars who came to North and South America in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries were members of this group. At the end of the 19th century, the Alcantarines were joined with other Observant friars to form the Order of Friars Minor.</p><p>As spiritual director to St. Teresa, Peter encouraged her in promoting the Carmelite reform. His preaching brought many people to religious life, especially to the Secular Franciscan Order, the friars and the Poor Clares.</p><p>He was canonized in 1669.</p> American Catholic Blog Remember the widow’s mite. She threw into the treasury of the temple only two small coins, but with them, all her great love…. It is, above all, the interior value of the gift that counts: the readiness to share everything, the readiness to give oneself. —Pope John Paul II

 
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