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Month: September 2015

The Plannned Parenthood Scandal: Reaching out to those Wounded by Abortion

The Plannned Parenthood Scandal: Reaching out to those Wounded by Abortion

  by Kevin Burke, MSS As the Planned Parenthood scandal continues to unfold, new videos and news reports graphically reveal the practice of selling aborted baby body parts and the disturbing techniques used to obtain the organs and other parts of the fetus for biomedical research. Viewing the images of the aftermath of an abortion procedure not only connects a mother or father with the reality of what abortion did to their unborn child, and their role in that child’s…

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The Impact of Abortion on Military Personnel and Their Families

The Impact of Abortion on Military Personnel and Their Families

  By Kevin Burke, MSS  Jody Duffy RN, is a former Army officer, military spouse of 35 years and wife of  a Major General.   In the following interview Jody shares some important insights from her extensive personal and professional experience helping women and men recovering from abortion loss:  Can you share some of the unique challenges for families in the military? Jody:           There are many stressors and challenges faced by military families such as frequent separations, communication difficulties, frequent…

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Pope Francis Visit to U.S. : The Abortion Elephant in the Family Room

Pope Francis Visit to U.S. : The Abortion Elephant in the Family Room

  The recent news reports on Pope Francis and his statements on confession and abortion in the upcoming Jubilee Year of Mercy, focused exclusively on the mother of the aborted child. Most people see abortion as primarily a women’s issue. Pro-abortion apologists emphasize that abortion is a private, personal decision between a woman and her health care provider. Sometimes it seems that when the Church talks about abortion (repentance, confession, and healing) they are also focusing exclusively on the mother…

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Repeat Confessions of Abortion Sin: An Important Issue for the Coming Jubilee Year of Mercy

Repeat Confessions of Abortion Sin: An Important Issue for the Coming Jubilee Year of Mercy

  The comments by Pope Francis on abortion, the sacrament of reconciliation and the Jubilee year of Mercy have caused quite a stir.   Most Catholics were not aware of the automatic excommunication penalty associated with abortion. Those who have already confessed the sin of abortion wondered if their sacramental experience was valid.  At the close of this article, I will include a clear and reassuring response from Fr Frank Pavone that briefly addresses these concerns. But I want to use…

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