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Month: February 2019

Oprah’s Mega Church Series “Greenleaf” Explores Sexual Abuse and Homosexuality in the African American Church – But Ignores This Very Large Elephant in the Sanctuary

Oprah’s Mega Church Series “Greenleaf” Explores Sexual Abuse and Homosexuality in the African American Church – But Ignores This Very Large Elephant in the Sanctuary

by Kevin Burke, LSW Oprah Winfrey’s African American mega-church drama Greenleaf premiered in 2017.  [Please note: though the series is rated as appropriate for viewers age 14 on up, it is not appropriate viewing for children and teens, and for adult viewers be aware some scenes are morally offensive.] The Greenleaf Church is run by a large household of relatives.  Bishop James Greenfield and his wife Lady Mae act as King and Queen of family and flock as they hold court in opulence from their lake front…

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Too Distracted to Feel: Do You Suffer from the Cyber Addict Blues?

Too Distracted to Feel: Do You Suffer from the Cyber Addict Blues?

By Kevin Burke, LSW The zombies roam with heads glued to their screens / Avoiding eye contact so they’re never seen / Their brains are fried at the end of the road / This cyber-crack that we all smoke / The world is shrinking and our souls are too / We’re all victims of the cyber addict blues -“Cyber Addict Blues” CNN reports that fifty percent of teens and twenty-seven percent of parents feel they are addicted to their mobile…

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How Saint Peter the Apostle Can Be a Source of Consolation and Inspiration for Men Who Suffer Regret and Grief after Abortion

How Saint Peter the Apostle Can Be a Source of Consolation and Inspiration for Men Who Suffer Regret and Grief after Abortion

by Kevin Burke, LSW February 22nd the Catholic Church around the world celebrates the Feast of the Chair of St Peter.  The feast celebrates the papacy and St Peter as the first Bishop of Rome. The life and vocation of St Peter  inspired my book on men and abortion, “Tears of the Fisherman.”  Here’s an excerpt from the book that reveals why St Peter can be an important source of inspiration and consolation to men who come to regret their participation in the…

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The Abuse Scandals That Have Attacked the Moral Authority of Catholic Bishops – Have Also Attacked the Children in the Womb

The Abuse Scandals That Have Attacked the Moral Authority of Catholic Bishops – Have Also Attacked the Children in the Womb

Kevin Burke, LSW February 21-24 2019 the bishops of the world will gather in Rome for an international summit to address the clergy abuse scandals in the Catholic Church. The history of the tragic cover up and enabling of abusers by many Bishops and their Chanceries is now well documented. This has understandably attacked the moral authority of the Church and her leaders. At a time in our nation’s history when we need the Church and its leaders to have a…

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