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Thumbnail silence scorsese Beyond Doubt

Silence is what was heard in the theater I sat in after watching Martin Scorsese’s film of the same name. It wasn’t stunned silence I “heard” but...

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Thumbnail silence 01 Exploring the spirituality of ‘Silence’

After decades of his creating films about tough New Yorkers and people immersed in various criminal endeavors, it might be surprising to find that...

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Thumbnail tokyo japan credit sean pavone via wwwshutterstockcom cna 1 How Bach is evangelizing Japan

Several years ago, a Lutheran theologian and former Japanese newspaper correspondent uncovered an unusual phenomenon in Japan.In one of the most...

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Thumbnail rescue team tries to save victims after a 64 magnitude earthquake hit kumamoto japan on april 16 2016 credit taro karibe getty images cna 1 Japanese bishops mobilize relief efforts to help earthquake victims

Japan's Catholic bishops are coordinating efforts to help the thousands of people affected by the two earthquakes which struck the city of Kumamoto...

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Thumbnail gettyimages 583551508 japan photo cna size Japan knife attack shows disabled persons 'have to be protected'

Yokohama, Japan, Jul 29, 2016 / 05:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Following Tuesday's mass killing at a care home in Japan for persons with mental...

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Thumbnail japanese pilgrims await pope francis in st peters square before the wednesday general audience on oct 22 2014 credit daniel ib  ez cna cna 10 22 14 Japan's bishops oppose efforts to abandon pacifism in nation's constitution

Nagasaki, Japan, Aug 9, 2016 / 11:57 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In the shadow of the 71st anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bombs and the end of...

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Thumbnail kamata tokyo credit takayukl miki via flickr cc by nd 20 cna 3 23 15 Japan's history of 'hidden' Christians and what the Pope said about it

In a recent meeting with Japan's bishops, Pope Francis discussed how the country's brutal history of Christian persecution has given way to the...

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Thumbnail pope francis meets director martin scorsese in the vatican nov 30 2016 credit losservatore romano cna Pope Francis meets Martin Scorsese, director of 'Silence,' at Vatican

Vatican City, Nov 30, 2016 / 08:18 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Wednesday Pope Francis added world famous director Martin Scorsese to the list of...

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Thumbnail pope francis waves to pilgrims during his april 26 2017 general audience in st peters square credit lucia ballester cna Remember the witness of your martyrs, Pope tells Japanese bishops

In a letter to Japanese bishops, Pope Francis urges his brother prelates to use the example of their country's martyrs as an inspiration to...

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Thumbnail samurai credit britannica wikipedia public domain cnajpg Samurai martyr beatified in Japan

Tokyo, Japan, Feb 8, 2017 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A 17th century Catholic Samurai and martyr was beatified during a Mass in ‎Osaka, Japan on...

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Thumbnail silence andrew garfield Scorsese's "Silence" and the Seaside Martyrs

I have long been an ardent fan of Martin Scorsese’s films. Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, The Aviator, Gangs of New York, The Last Waltz,...

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Thumbnail enryaku ji monastery tendai buddhist hiei japan credit yu jen shih via flickr cc by nc nd 20 cna Want peace and love? Remember to pray, Pope Francis says

Through their prayers, people of various religions can work together for peace, Pope Francis has said to an interreligious prayer meeting in...

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Thumbnail police crime tape closes the entrance of tsukui yamayuri en care home on july 27 2016 in sagamihara japan credit ken ishii getty images cna Why Japan won't release the names of its knife attack victims

Tokyo, Japan, Sep 13, 2016 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In late July, the worst mass killing in Japan since World War II left 19 people dead and 26...

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