Silence and the meaning of the Mass

Bishop Robert Barron: Post-conciliar call for full participation of laity "has produced, especially among the young today, the impression that the Mass is a sort of religiously-themed jamboree"

Robert Cardinal Sarah’s recent book The Power of Silence: Against the Dictatorship of Noise explores a number of themes both theological and spiritual, all centering around the unhappy role that noise has come to play in our culture and more specifically in the Church. His observations are most trenchant in regard to the liturgy, which should come as no great surprise, given … [Read more...]

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Scorsese’s “Silence” explores mystery of faith

The filmmaker's adaptation of Shusaku Endo's book about Jesuit missionaries has been in the works for decades

The following comes from an Aleteia article by Matthew Becklo: Adapting Silence, a 1966 book about 17th century Jesuit missionaries, has been a passion project percolating in Martin Scorsese’s mind for decades. For a while, it looked like the film would never get done. But with the release of a full cast, a first still, and a brand new essay and storyboard courtesy of The … [Read more...]

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