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The Prolife Dilemma: The Coronavirus Vaccine and Aborted Fetal Cell Lines

The Prolife Dilemma: The Coronavirus Vaccine and Aborted Fetal Cell Lines

By Kevin Burke, LSW Many Christians and all prolife advocates are concerned about the use of aborted fetal cell lines in the development of the Coronavirus vaccine.  Here are two resources to assist you in your discernment. First is a video that offers a clear and informative presentation on the Pfizer Coronavirus Vaccine, and answers the question, Does it Use Fetal Cell Lines? EWTN’s Catherine Hadro interviews Joseph Meaney, Ph.D., President of the National Catholic Bioethics Center:  Another solid resource…

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Stranger Things and Christmas Lights: A Popular Netflix Series Has Some Powerful Abortion Themes

Stranger Things and Christmas Lights: A Popular Netflix Series Has Some Powerful Abortion Themes

[The following is an excerpt from our recently released book, Rivers of Blood/Oceans of Mercy. In this chapter, we explore the powerful abortion abortion themes in the Netflix series, Stranger Things.]   For now we see through a glass, darkly; – 1Corinthians 13:12 “The artist…one who allows art to realize its purposes through him…a vehicle and molder of the unconscious psychic life of mankind.”    – Psychiatrist Carl Jung, Psychology and Literature, 1930.  In the popular Netflix series Stranger Things we learn of…

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“The Trial of the Chicago 7” on Netflix: Who are the Moral Descendants of the Anti-War Movement? The Answer Will Surprise the Liberal Left

“The Trial of the Chicago 7” on Netflix: Who are the Moral Descendants of the Anti-War Movement? The Answer Will Surprise the Liberal Left

By Kevin Burke, LSW Writer and director Aaron Sorkin, creator of The West Wing TV series, examines a tumultuous period in our nation’s history in his movie, “The Trial of the Chicago 7.” The film, now streaming on Netflix, takes us back to the summer of 1968 and the Democratic National Convention in Chicago.   Young anti-Vietnam war activists converged on Chicago to put pressure on the Democratic Party to end what they viewed as an unjust, and increasingly unpopular war,…

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Coming in December: Project Joseph Offering a Spanish Language “Virtual Healing Day” for Men Hurting After Abortion

Coming in December: Project Joseph Offering a Spanish Language “Virtual Healing Day” for Men Hurting After Abortion

Healing after Abortion in Dallas, Texas has offered the Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat for women and men now for over 20 years.  The men attending their Rachel Retreats received abundant healing.  Some of these male participants suggested also offering a men’s only group where men could go deeper into their story, and discover additional healing and strength for their faith journey.  Project Joseph© was initiated in 2014 and is based on the Prodigal Son. It is a Day of Healing for…

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How Catholic Leaders and Laity are “Enabling” an Addiction: The Addiction of the Democratic Party to Abortion

How Catholic Leaders and Laity are “Enabling” an Addiction: The Addiction of the Democratic Party to Abortion

By Kevin Burke, LSW Those Catholic leaders and laity of the Roman Catholic Church that justify voting for pro-abortion candidates, are enablers of the Democratic Party’s out of control addiction to abortion. Let’s look at how addiction experts define enabling: Anything that you do…that protects the alcoholic or addict from the consequences of his or her actions, could be enabling him to delay a decision to get help for their problem. It’s in their best interest if you stop whatever…

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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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