- Oct 18th:
A Stunning Rebuke from Nigeria for the "Religion of Peace" Crowd in the West and the Vatican
- Oct 17th:
The Pretend Capital Punishment "Reversal" The Role of John Paul II
- Oct 16th:
What if the Pope Does “Change the Church's Teaching” on Capital Punishment?
- Oct 12th:
Pope Francis on the Death Penalty: Reversing the Constant Teaching of the Church?
- Oct 10th:
A Tale of Two Countries; In Poland: A million pray the Rosary for a new victory over Islam; In the Vatican: A call for the Church to join "the cultural revolution"
The Miracle of Japan's "Hidden Christians" Versus "proselytism is solemn nonsense"
by Christopher A. Ferrara
October 19, 2017
Martin Scorsese’s film “Silence,” which I have viewed, is based on the novel by Shusaku Endo, a semi-fictional account of two 17th-century Jesuit missionaries to Japan who apostatize under torture and became retainers of the shogunate (military dictatorship) that ruled Japan for centuries. The film is an evil piece of work that sympathetically portrays the apostasy of the fictional characters Father Ferreira and Father Rodrigues during waves of genocidal persecution of Japanese Catholics in that century, at the end of which all the faithful priests had been martyred or expelled from Japan and the remaining Catholics had been driven underground.