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Shūsaku Endō

Shūsaku Endō (1923–1996), Japanese Roman Catholic novelist, authored Silence, adapted into a film in 2016.

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The Elder Statesman

Two tall men in a state room: one a Protestant minister in his prime, full of zeal, beloved by millions all over the world; the other quite elderly, of a quiet demeanor, subtle, careful, yet absolutely clear in his thought.

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The model New Evangelization bishop

Out on the Kansas plains, he was just turning 21 when the Second Vatican Council promulgated its Dogmatic Constitution on the Church (Lumen Gentium) and its Decree on the Pastoral Office of the Bishops in the Church (Christus Dominus). 

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