One dead in accident on Scorsese's Japan Christians movie set

Jan 30, 2015

One dead in accident on Scorsese's Japan Christians movie set

One person died and two were injured on Thursday when a ceiling collapsed on the set in Taiwan of Martin Scorsese’s upcoming film “Silence,” a spokeswoman for the production said. The three were working as contractors to reinforce a building on the CMPC Studios ...

'So many tears this Christmas,' says Pope Francis

Dec 26, 2014

'So many tears this Christmas,' says Pope Francis

AFP-JIJI Pope Francis called for an end to “brutal” religious persecution, killings and hostage-taking in the Middle East and Nigeria as well as violence against children in his annual Christmas “urbi et orbi” message. Denouncing conflicts in Ukraine, Libya and elsewhere, and noting last ...

Jan 17, 2013

Keep Christianity in perspective

Kevin Rafferty’s Jan. 7 article, “Christianity vs. secularism,” was lambasted by secularist Scott Mintz in his Jan. 13 letter, “Inequality in Christian nations.” Now I’ll lambaste Rafferty from the other side. Mintz starts off right in criticizing the “disjointed and aimless” nature of Rafferty’s ...

Christianity's long history in the margins

| Feb 24, 2009

Christianity's long history in the margins

by Mariko Kato

Prime Minister Taro Aso may be a proclaimed Christian, but as far as the spread of the faith among the populace, it finds only a marginal presence. Certain trappings of Christianity, however, have manifested themselves in modern Japan, particularly in terms of Christian-style weddings ...