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The Tears of the Fisherman: The Liberating Power of Humility and Repentance in the Life of Simon Peter

The Tears of the Fisherman: The Liberating Power of Humility and Repentance in the Life of Simon Peter

Kevin Burke, LSW “Surely you are one of them; for you too are a Galilean.” Peter began to curse and to swear, “I do not know this man about whom you are talking.” And immediately a cock crowed a second time. Then Peter remembered the word that Jesus had said to him, “Before the cock crows twice you will deny me three times.   Peter broke down…and wept. – Matthew 26:69–74 Just hours before Peter’s denial, the Apostles gathered for what would be their…

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The Unspeakable Peril in the Everyday: The Passing of a Great American Writer, Haunted by Abortion

The Unspeakable Peril in the Everyday: The Passing of a Great American Writer, Haunted by Abortion

By Kevin Burke, LSW Joan Didion died at the age of 87 in her Manhattan home on December 23, 2021. Author Jonathon Van Maren describes Didion as one of the great American pioneers of creative non-fiction, along with Tom Wolfe, Hunter S. Thompson, and Truman Capote. Van Maren shares in American Conservative of Didion’s writing about the cultural revolution that swept across California like a wildfire in the late ‘60s.   Unlike many of her contemporaries, Didion had a keen eye…

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The Cross Above the Manger: A Message of Consolation and Hope for those Suffering Illness, Loss, and Isolation this Holiday Season

The Cross Above the Manger: A Message of Consolation and Hope for those Suffering Illness, Loss, and Isolation this Holiday Season

By Kevin Burke, LSW and Theresa Burke, Ph.D. As this year comes to a close, you may be facing the first Holiday season after the death of a beloved friend or family member.   Their absence is especially raw, and painful during the Christmas season. Many reading this are facing daily challenges to manage pain, physical decline, and the accompanying emotional stress, anxiety and grief/depression that accompany, sudden, as well as chronic illness. Some families are facing job loss, and with…

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“We Have Forgotten God.” An Increasingly Divided Nation Would do Well to Carefully Meditate on the Thanksgiving Message of Abraham Lincoln

“We Have Forgotten God.” An Increasingly Divided Nation Would do Well to Carefully Meditate on the Thanksgiving Message of Abraham Lincoln

Kevin Burke, LSW In the midst of a brutal civil war, Abraham Lincoln called our nation to acknowledge the true source of all her blessings, and to heal the wounds of the Unite States of America.   Sarah Josepha Hale, a 74-year-old magazine editor, wrote a letter to President Lincoln on September 28, 1863, urging him to have the “day of our annual Thanksgiving made a National and fixed Union Festival.” A letter of October 1863 from Lincoln and his…

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As the Generation with the Highest Abortion Rates Enters their Golden Years, Now is the Time to Reconcile and Heal. A Different Way of Looking at Death, Judgement, and Eternal Separation from God.

As the Generation with the Highest Abortion Rates Enters their Golden Years, Now is the Time to Reconcile and Heal. A Different Way of Looking at Death, Judgement, and Eternal Separation from God.

By Kevin Burke, LSW November is a month when we remember our beloved dead, yet also meditate on our own mortality.  In the light of eternity, it is close at hand. Those moving into retirement and facing transition to their final years on this earth, are more acutely aware of this reality.   As we await the exciting anticipation of Advent, and Joys of Christmas, November is the perfect time to give attention to some long neglected areas of life that…

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MEDJUGORJE VISIONARY MIRJANA ASKED THE BLESSED MOTHER, “WHAT HAPPENS TO THE SOULS OF ABORTED CHILDREN?” What Says the Church?

MEDJUGORJE VISIONARY MIRJANA ASKED THE BLESSED MOTHER, “WHAT HAPPENS TO THE SOULS OF ABORTED CHILDREN?” What Says the Church?

By Kevin Burke, LSW November 2nd we commemorate All Souls Day, a holy day set aside to honor, and pray for the souls of our beloved dead. Those who have lost a child to abortion, may wonder, “What happens to the soul of an unbaptized baby after death?” In 2007 a document was issued by the Church’s International Theological Commission clarifying that the concept of limbo reflected an unduly restrictive view of salvation: “The conclusion of this study is that…

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Struggling with Feelings of Betrayal, Anger, and Spiritual Confusion after the Meeting between Joe Biden and Pope Francis? Saint Lucia of Fatima Can Help.

Struggling with Feelings of Betrayal, Anger, and Spiritual Confusion after the Meeting between Joe Biden and Pope Francis? Saint Lucia of Fatima Can Help.

By Kevin Burke, LSW October 29th was a day of shock, discouragement, and intense anger among many prolife Catholics across the U.S.  President Joe Biden came away from his private meeting with Pope Francis Friday saying the pontiff told him he was a “good Catholic” and should keep receiving Communion.  Biden said the topic of abortion was not part of their exchange; “We just talked about the fact he was happy that I was a good Catholic and I should…

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Understanding the Immigration Policy of the Biden Regime: Why a Nation that Aborts 65 Million of its Own Citizens Fails to Control its National Boundaries

Understanding the Immigration Policy of the Biden Regime: Why a Nation that Aborts 65 Million of its Own Citizens Fails to Control its National Boundaries

Kevin Burke, LSW In late June 2018 thousands gathered across the U.S. to protest the Trump administration’s border policy. Rallies in Portland turned violent and were soon shut down by police. Here we are in 2021.  Tucker Carlson opened his show on October 25th focusing on how the policies and messaging of the Biden Regime have led to chaos at our southern border.  Tucker Carlson: “It’s a disaster, and it’s hard to believe that not so long ago, this country actually enforced…

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Why Do Some Women and Men Confess their Abortion Sin Over and Over Again? How to Break the Cycle of Repeat Confession.

Why Do Some Women and Men Confess their Abortion Sin Over and Over Again? How to Break the Cycle of Repeat Confession.

By Kevin Burke, LSW In our new book Rivers of Blood/Oceans of Mercy we share some practical pastoral advice to those ministering to women and men after their participation in abortion. One area examined is the repeat confession of abortion. Women and men can go to confession many times, yet still not feel forgiven.  Sometimes they will go to multiple priests, confessing the same sin over and over again, feeling tortured by their inability to fully accept the forgiveness the…

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The Biden Regime Is Aggressively Spreading the “Errors of Russia” as the Blessed Mother Warned at Fatima

The Biden Regime Is Aggressively Spreading the “Errors of Russia” as the Blessed Mother Warned at Fatima

Kevin Burke, LSW In 1917 the Blessed Mother appeared to three children in a small farming village in Portugal calling on the world to repent and say the Rosary.  On October 13 we commemorate the great public miracle promised by Mary at the close of the apparitions.  The Miracle of the Sun was witnessed by 70,000 people, including a number of hardened skeptics and atheists.   It’s important to understand the message of Fatima in the context of that tumultuous, and…

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