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Month: October 2020

Protecting the Sheep from the Wolves: Joe Biden Approves of an Eight Year Old Girl Identifying as “Transgender”

Protecting the Sheep from the Wolves: Joe Biden Approves of an Eight Year Old Girl Identifying as “Transgender”

By Kevin Burke, LSW Joe Biden in his town hall on October 15th was not asked about the NY Post expose on the shady business dealings of his son Hunter and his role in that unfolding scandal.    Biden did however answer a carefully orchestrated propaganda softball tossed from a mother of an eight year old daughter she describes as “transgender.”  This mother predictably attacks the Trump administration’s modest actions and executive orders to step back from the radical transgender…

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How the Experience of Abortion Can Keep Women and Men Trapped in Abusive Relationships

How the Experience of Abortion Can Keep Women and Men Trapped in Abusive Relationships

By Kevin Burke, LSW In her groundbreaking book Forbidden Grief, Rachel’s Vineyard founder Theresa Burke, Ph.D. shares how abortion can impact relationships.  She draws from her clinical experience as a counselor and group facilitator with thousands of women and men with past abortions.  While some women feel forced to have abortions to escape entanglement with an abusive partner, others are drawn to abusive relationships in the aftermath of the procedure.  Dr. Burke writes about her client Casey: In many cases…an…

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Why Christians Involved in Social Justice Ministry and Healing after Abortion Should be Natural Allies

Why Christians Involved in Social Justice Ministry and Healing after Abortion Should be Natural Allies

By Kevin Burke, LSW and Theresa Burke, Ph.D In a recent blog article we looked at the division between social justice and prolife Christians.  Let’s explore how we can heal those divisions and become natural allies in sharing the love of God with families facing social and economic challenges.  Social justice Christians may be surprised to learn the dynamic connection that exists between abortion and the challenges faced by those suffering poverty and oppression. There are two populations served in abortion…

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The Struggle to Trust in Divine Mercy: Healing the Heart Wounded by Abortion

The Struggle to Trust in Divine Mercy: Healing the Heart Wounded by Abortion

By Kevin Burke, LSW October 5th is a day Catholics celebrate the life of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska, the great Saint of Divine Mercy.    In her Diary of a Soul, St. Faustina shares of her intimate encounters with the Lord Jesus, and the power of His mercy.  But take a special note of what Jesus says about trust: All grace flows from mercy…even if a person’s sins were as dark as night, God’s mercy is stronger than our misery….

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The Division in the Body of Christ that Attacks the Mission of the Church and the Children in the Womb: Franciscan Fr. David Couturier’s Response to Sr. Deirdre Byrne’s Speech at the Republican National Convention

The Division in the Body of Christ that Attacks the Mission of the Church and the Children in the Womb: Franciscan Fr. David Couturier’s Response to Sr. Deirdre Byrne’s Speech at the Republican National Convention

By Kevin Burke, LSW Franciscan Father David B. Couturier is the Executive Director of the Franciscan Institute. In his response to the dynamic prolife speech made at the Republican National Convention by Sr. Deirdre Byrne, POSC, Fr. Couturier said the following: First, I am pro-life. I am pro-life across all its dimensions: unborn, mothers’ health, health care, children’s rights, immigrant rights, against the death penalty, etc. I think [Sr. Byrne] is absolutely wrong on her conclusion that Trump is pro-life…Trump…

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