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Dr. Dolittle does little for promoting respect for humans or animals!

   &bnsp; Continuing with our summer replacement to keep everyone abreast of the proper entertainment to take in, we present this week's top ten movies from a Catholic perspective including our take and the official review by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops. Last week's champ - "The X-Files" was knocked from the top perch and by a bevy of four-legged critters in the comedy "Dr. Dolittle" which does little to enhance the reason for preserving these furry, feathered creatures from Noah's Ark. The animals are cute, but precocious. Eddie Murphy is both precocious and obnoxious. Enough said. Click on TOP TEN MOVIES

     The Lizard's dead and "Deep Impact" is in deep, having dropped out of the top ten along with "Godzilla". Replacing these two were two mediocre films that shouldn't sustain once the Fourth of July movies make their debut this weekend. Topping the list was Eddie Murphy's newest vehicle for exhibiting his crass, toilet humor called "Dr. Dolittle" which does little to uphold family fare. The animals are cute, but a little too precosious. Something that reaches beyond the scope of family fare was the number four movie this week "Out of Sight" which hopefully this time next week will be just that - out of sight for it is the time-warped recipe of steamy sex, violence and immoral values. As you'll see with each review there is almost always something objectionable about each movie so go in with an open mind and keep in mind the best advice before you plunk down your hard-earned money at the box-office: Would Jesus and His Mother Mary watch it with you? If not, think twice about seeing it. Below are the top ten for this last week with the Bishops' reviews. Reviews are categorized by A-I -- general patronage; A-II -- adults and adolescents; A-III -- adults; A-IV -- adults, with reservations (an A-IV classification designates problematic films that, while not morally offensive in themselves, require caution and some analysis and explanation as a safeguard against wrong interpretations and false conclusions); and finally, ones no one should see: O -- morally offensive.
Reviews provided through Film & Broadcasting Division of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops and figures provided through Exhibitor Relations Co. Inc.

All must be in tune in order to effectively perform God's proper concerto

     In this weekend's issue the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart speaks from her heart on the responsibilities of all in evangelizing and helping ministries to evangelize. It is all part of what the Holy Father has asked and what God asks of each of us for we are all asked to suffer in some way or another and by saying "yes" to that suffering we blend our melody to the overall Symphony of Suffering. Click on SYMPHONY OF SUFFERING

All must be in tune in order to effectively perform God's proper concerto

Cyndi Cain


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