Our Lenten Journey: "Silence" takes us on a journey, leaving us with a sense of mystery and questions about the choices the characters make, their doubt and faith.
Our Lenten Journey: What is most sovereign and transcendent about God is not demonstrable power but indestructible, merciful grace that is the ground of the dignity of every person.
Global Sisters Report: Participants at AMOR XVII in Yangon, Myanmar, said they would carry with them the message of ecological conversion.
Why do the innocent have to suffer and die? Why is God silent? It is that silence that gives the novel its title.
Film review: Martin Scorsese brings Shûsaku Endô's masterpiece to the screen, a story about the agony of living a life of faith because it means living a life of doubt.
NCR Today: "I sympathize with the pilots who actually dropped the bombs," says Professor Norimitsu Tosu. But forgiving the politicians who made the decision is more difficult.
NCR Today: Conservatives should tackle DOD waste; Dominican sisters' hostel supports college students in Vietnam; Aleppo rebel evacuation underway
NCR Today: After 30 years a pastor, this convert became head of the diocese of Sapporo, Japan, and a leader of the Japanese bishops' peace and justice efforts.
Japan: The bishops have issued a new appeal, urging international solidarity over the long-term "harm" caused by nuclear power and the damage it may inflict on human dignity.
NCR Today: A proposed change to the so-called pacifist clause of Japan's constitution has called the country's relatively small Catholic church to action.