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.
Why do the innocent have to suffer and die? Why is God silent? It is that silence that gives the novel its title.
NCR Today: Sr. Rose saw 26 of the 47 feature-length films nominated for an Oscar in any category. She lays out her picks for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress and more.
Tomorrow, Martin Scorsese's movie “Silence” opens at select theaters.
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.
'Silence': The book and film are a fictionalized account of the persecution of Christians in 17th-century Japan; the central figures are Jesuit missionaries.
Although evangelical moviemakers have been in the spotlight lately with features such as "Son of God" and "God's Not Dead," at least one other prominent, mainstream director is also turning -- or returning -- to religion.
Martin Scorsese, whose 1988 film "The Last Temptation of Christ" ignited national controversy, is negotiating with Paramount Studios to distribute a new movie about Jesuit missionaries, according to the show business newspaper Variety.
NCR Today: Vatican conflict shadows upcoming LCWR assembly; Iran military pushing back Islamic State; Putin wants to rebuild demolished monasteries, church; Scorsese making film about Japan's first Jesuits