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S.W.A.T. (CNS)
Safe Haven (CNS)
Safe House (CNS)
Safe House (SRR)
Safety of Objects, The (CNS)
Sahara (CNS)
Sahara (SAM)
Saint of 9/11 (SAM)
Saint of 9/11 (CNS)
Saint Ralph (CNS)
Saints & Sinners (CNS)
Salmon Fishing in Yemen (CNS)
Salt (CNS)
Samurai Jack (SAM)
Sanctum (CNS)
Santa Clause 2, The (CNS)
Saraband (CNS)
Sarah Landon and the Paranormal Hour (CNS)
Sarah’s Key (SRR)
Savages, The (SAM)
Savages, The (CNS)
Saved (CNS)
Saving Mr. Banks (CNS)
Saving Private Ryan (SAM)
Saving Shiloh (CNS)
Saw (CNS)
Saw 3-D (CNS)
Saw II (CNS)
Saw III (CNS)
Saw IV (CNS)
Saw V (CNS)
Saw VI (CNS)
Scanner Darkly, A (CNS)
Scary Movie 3 (CNS)
Scary Movie 4 (CNS)
School for Scoundrels (CNS)
School of Rock (CNS)
Science of Sleep, The (CNS)
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (CNS)
Scoop (CNS)
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (CNS)
Screen Door Jesus (CNS)
Seabiscuit (SAM)
Seabiscuit (EDC)
Seabiscuit (CNS)
Season of the Witch (CNS)
Secondhand Lion (SAM)
Secondhand Lions (CNS)
Secret Ballot (CNS)
The Secret Life of Bees (CNS)
The Secret Life of Bees (SAM)
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (CNS)
Secret Lives of Dentists, The (CNS)
Secret Lives: Hidden Children and Their Rescuers During WWII (CNS)
Secret Window (CNS)
The Secret World of Arrietty (SRR)
The Secret World of Arrietty (CNS)
Secretariat (CNS)
Secretary (CNS)
Secrets and Lies (SAM)
Seducing Doctor Lewis (CNS)
See No Evil (CNS)
Seed of Chucky (CNS)
Seeker, The (CNS)
Seige, The (SAM)
Sea Inside, The (CNS)
Sea Is Watching, The (CNS)
Selena (SAM)
Semi-Pro (CNS)
SENNA (SRR)
Sentinel, The (CNS)
A Separation (SRR)
September Dawn (CNS)
Seraphim Falls (CNS)
Serendipity (SAM)
Serenity (CNS)
Serving Sara (CNS)
Seven Days in Utopia (SRR)
Seven Pounds (CNS)
Seven Pounds (SAM)
Seven Year's in Tibet (SAM)
Sex and the City (CNS)
Sex and the City (SAM)
Sex and the City 2 (CNS)
Sex Drive (CNS)
Shaggy Dog, The (CNS)
Shakespeare in Love (SAM)
Shall We Dance (CNS)
Shanghai Knights (CNS)
Shape of Things, The (CNS)
Shark Tale (CNS)
Shattered Glass (CNS)
Shaun of the Dead (CNS)
She Hate Me (CNS)
Sherlock Holmes (CNS)
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (CNS)
She's the Man (CNS)
She's Out of My League (CNS)
Shine (SAM)
Shine a Light (CNS)
Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness (SRR)
Shoot 'Em Up (CNS)
Shooter (CNS)
Shopgirl (CNS)
Shorts (CNS)
Showtime (SAM)
Showtime at the Apollo (SAM)
Shrek (EDC)
Shrek 2 (CNS)
Shrek 2 (EDC)
Shrek 2 (SAM)
Shrek Forever After (CNS)
Shrek the Third (CNS)
Shrek the Third (EDC)
Shutter (CNS)
Shutter Island (CNS)
Sicko (CNS)
Side Effects (CNS)
Sideways (CNS)
Signs (CNS)
Signs (SAM)
Silent Hill (CNS)
Silent House (CNS)
Silk (CNS)
Silver City (CNS)
Silver Linings Playbook (CNS)
Simon Birch (SAM)
Simone (SAM)
Simone (CNS)
Simpsons Movie, The (CNS)
Sin City (CNS)
Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (CNS)
Singin' in the Rain (SAM)
Singing Detective, The (CNS)
Sister Helen (CNS)
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, The (CNS)
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The (SAM)
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The (CNS)
The Sitter (CNS)
Sixth Sense, The (SAM)
Skeleton Key, The (CNS)
Skinwalkers (CNS)
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (CNS)
Sky High (EDC)
Sky High (CNS)
Skyline (CNS)
Slap Her…She's French (CNS)
Sleeper (SAM)
Sleepover (CNS)
Sleepwalking (CNS)
Sleuth (CNS)
Sling Blade (SAM)
Slipstream (CNS)
Slither (CNS)
Slow Burn (CNS)
Slumdog Millionaire (CNS)
Slumdog Millionaire (SAM)
Small Time Crooks (SAM)
Smart People (CNS)
Smoke (SAM)
Smoke Signals (SAM)
Smokin' Aces (CNS)
The Smurfs (CNS)
The Smurfs 2 (CNS)
Snakes on a Plane (CNS)
Snitch (CNS)
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (SRR)
Snow White and the Huntsman (CNS)
The Social Network (CNS)
Solaris (SAM)
Solaris (CNS)
The Soloist (CNS)
Something Borrowed (CNS)
Something New (CNS)
Something's Gotta Give (CNS)
Son of God (CNS)
Son of the Mask (CNS)
Son of Rambow (CNS)
Son of Rambow (SAM)
The Song of Sparrows (SAM)
Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (CNS)
The Sorcerer's Apprentice (CNS)
Sorority Row (CNS)
Sorry, Haters (CNS)
Soul Food (SAM)
Soul Men (CNS)
Soul Surfer (CNS)
Sound of Music, The (EDC)
Sound of Thunder, A (CNS)
Source Code (CNS)
Space Chimps (CNS)
Space Cowboys (SAM)
Spanglish (CNS)
Spartan (CNS)
The Spectacular Now (CNS)
Speed 2 (SAM)
Speed Racer (CNS)
Spellbound (Frost)
Spellbound (CNS)
Spencer Tracy, Hollywood priest (CNS)
Sphere (SAM)
Spider (CNS)
Spider-Man 2 (CNS)
Spider-Man 2 (SAM)
Spider-Man 3 (SAM)
Spider-Man 3 (CNS)
Spider-Man (SAM)
Spider-Man (EDC)
Spiderwick, Chronicles, The (CNS)
The Spirit (CNS)
Spirited Away (CNS)
Spirited Away (SAM)
Spitfire Grill, The (SAM)
Splice (CNS)
SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, The (CNS)
Springtime in a Small Town (CNS)
Spy Kids (EDC)
Spy Kids 2 (EDC)
Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams (CNS)
Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (CNS)
Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World 4D (SRR)
Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D (CNS)
The Spy Next Door (CNS)
Squid and the Whale, The (CNS)
Stage Beauty (CNS)
Stander (CNS)
Star Trek (CNS)
Star Trek Into Darkness (CNS)
Star Trek: Nemesis (CNS)
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (CNS)
Star Wars: Episode II -- Attack of the Clones (CNS)
Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith (CNS)
Stardust (CNS)
Starsky & Hutch (CNS)
Starter for Ten (CNS)
State of Play (CNS)
Statement, The (CNS)
Station Agent, The (CNS)
Station Agent, The (EDC)
Stay (CNS)
Stay Alive (CNS)
Stealth (CNS)
Stella Days (CNS)
Step Brothers (CNS)
Step Up (CNS)
Step Up 2 the Streets (CNS)
Step Up 3D (CNS)
Step Up Revolution (CNS)
The Stepfather (CNS)
Stepford Wives, The (CNS)
Stick it (CNS)
Stir of Echoes (SAM)
Stomp the Yard (CNS)
The Stoning of Soraya M. (CNS)
Stop-Loss (SAM)
Stop-Loss (CNS)
Story of Us, The (SAM)
Story of the Weeping Camel, The (CNS)
Straight Story, The (SAM)
Strange Wilderness (CNS)
Stranger Than Fiction (CNS)
Strangers With Candy (CNS)
Strangers, The (CNS)
Straw Dogs (CNS)
Street Kings (CNS)
Stuart Little 2 (CNS)
Stuck On You (CNS)
Sum of All Fears, The (CNS)
Sum of All Fears, The (SAM)
Summer of Sam (SAM)
Sunshine (CNS)
Sunshine Cleaning (SAM)
Sunshine State (CNS)
Super 8 (CNS)
Super 8 (SRR)
Super Capers (CNS)
Superbad (CNS)
Supercross: The Movie (CNS)
Superman Returns (CNS)
Superman Returns (SAM)
Surf's Up (CNS)
Surrogates (CNS)
Surviving Christmas (CNS)
Suspect Zero (CNS)
Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (CNS)
Sweet and Lowdown (SAM)
Sweet Hereafter, The (SAM)
Sweet Home Alabama (CNS)
Sweet Land (EDC)
Sweet Sixteen (CNS)
Swept Away (CNS)
Swimming Upstream (CNS)
Swing Vote (CNS)
Swing Vote (SAM)
Swingtown (SAM)
The Switch (CNS)
Sydney White (CNS)
Synecdoche, New York (CNS)
Syriana (CNS)


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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