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Month: August 2021

The Cult of Pandemic: How the Disconnection from our Judeo-Christian Heritage, and a Hidden National Trauma, May be Fueling Totalitarian Responses to the Pandemic, and the Censorship of Dissenting Scientific & Medical Perspectives

The Cult of Pandemic: How the Disconnection from our Judeo-Christian Heritage, and a Hidden National Trauma, May be Fueling Totalitarian Responses to the Pandemic, and the Censorship of Dissenting Scientific & Medical Perspectives

By Kevin Burke, LSW You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it rests in you – St Augustine It’s easy to get sucked into the Coronavirus rabbit hole.  And for good reason.  We face daily news of unjust vaccine mandates, struggle to sort through the massive censorship and misinformation, and make the best health care decisions for our families. But it is all the more important in times such as these, to step…

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Actor Bryan Cranston Recounts a Traumatic Scene in “Breaking Bad” that Strongly Connects with the Emotional Experience of Men after Abortion

Actor Bryan Cranston Recounts a Traumatic Scene in “Breaking Bad” that Strongly Connects with the Emotional Experience of Men after Abortion

Kevin Burke, LSW Oscar-nominated actor Bryan Cranston is best known for his role as Walter White in the series “Breaking Bad.”  He published an excellent memoir in 2016 entitled A Life in Parts.    Cranston frequently draws upon his own life experiences, and interior emotional life, to help bring his characters to life. He begins his book by sharing about a particularly challenging and disturbing scene in Breaking Bad.   In this interview with Rich Eisen, Cranston recounts that powerful experience:…

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Why Tucker Carlson is Pro-Life…It’s Personal

Why Tucker Carlson is Pro-Life…It’s Personal

By Kevin Burke, LSW The Long Slide: Thirty Years in American Journalism, by Tucker Carlson (Threshold Editions: 2021), 288 pages. The host of Tucker Carlson Tonight has a new book featuring a collection of magazine articles written over the last 30 years with new commentary and reflections on how the revolutions in technology and culture have impacted journalism. The stories range from his 2003 trip to Africa with Al Sharpton to a job before his rise to fame at a…

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The Transfiguration of Jesus and the Shroud of Turin: Strengthening Believers in Anticipation of the Passion of Christ and His Church

The Transfiguration of Jesus and the Shroud of Turin: Strengthening Believers in Anticipation of the Passion of Christ and His Church

By Kevin Burke, LSW The Feast of the Transfiguration of Jesus on August 6th is often lost in the month when many families are distracted with travel and vacation.    All 3 synoptic gospels considered it an event of immense significance placing the account of the Transfiguration after Peter’s confession of faith, and Jesus sharing about his upcoming passion.   The Transfiguration revealed to Peter, James and John that salvation history from Adam to the great prophets, law-givers, and kings…

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