After series of gangster movies which he shot in great numbers in the 1990s and 2000s and which ensured his popularity among film fans and film critics, after his “black” comedy, “The Wolf of Wall Street”, which focused on the financial crisis, Martin Scorsese has returned to the theme of his scandalous religious tragedy “The Last Temptation of Christ” (which was not a success precisely because it involved blasphemy against Christ) by making a new and rather controversial movie on spiritual temptations, tests of faith, and search for God.
How Fr. Dmitry Smirnov Convinces Women Not to Have an Abortion, and Ten Questions That Can Keep a Woman From Abortion
“The work of a psychologist with this category of women is the work of eroding growing doubt. A woman has come to register for an abortion; she’s already made a choice, a decision, but she always has remaining doubts—something on the other side of the scale. The work of a psychologist is to uncover these doubts, ‘to give them’ Which way the balance is tipped we cannot know, because the woman has made a decision. But, all the same, you can try to ‘shatter’ a woman’s bad confidence.”
A reader of my first attempt at writing a novel noticed that I seemed to be obsessed with the idea of American exceptionalism. He was only partially right. I am, however, a fan of Russian exceptionalism. Now, before you dismiss that outright, it might be useful to consider the history of that strange, elusive idea known as “Holy Russia.”
[Orthodoxy Around the World]
Fr. John has relentlessly sought to defend the unborn in articles, lectures, academic work, and in continued participation in the March for Life. On Wednesday, January 11, 2017, my wife and I had the pleasure to sit with Fr. John and his wife, Matushka Kathy, to discuss his spiritual journey leading him to participate in the March for Life.