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The Sacred Heart and the Kidron Brook: Why John’s Witness to the Blood and Water Flowing from the Side of Christ Reveals Jesus is “The New and Eternal Temple”

The Sacred Heart and the Kidron Brook: Why John’s Witness to the Blood and Water Flowing from the Side of Christ Reveals Jesus is “The New and Eternal Temple”

By Kevin Burke, LSW The blessed reversal of Roe V Wade by the Supreme court occurred on the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, June 24th 2022. This provides the perfect opportunity to dive deeper into the mystery of this great feast with the help of theologian Brant Pitre. Pitre shares in his Holy Week reflections that the Apostle John went out of his way to make it crystal clear that he, John, was an eyewitness to the piercing…

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Amazing Story of a Catholic Hating Abortionist and Her Miraculous Encounter in 2017 with a Religious Sister from the Missionaries of Charity

Amazing Story of a Catholic Hating Abortionist and Her Miraculous Encounter in 2017 with a Religious Sister from the Missionaries of Charity

By Kevin Burke, LSW Sr. Emmanuel Maillard shares a beautiful story in her newsletter of the amazing conversion of a physician who performed countless abortions and harbored a deep hatred of Catholicism.  Her journey reveals the truth that no matter how strong and permanent evil may appear, in time all darkness will fade before the blinding light of the Risen Christ. Here’s an Excerpt:  At the foot of the Himalaya. In Kathmandu (Nepal), Mother Teresa’s sisters were rescuing the poorest…

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A Heart Encircled with Thorns: A Clergy Abuse Victim Receives a Mysterious Message of Compassion and Healing from the Mother of Jesus

A Heart Encircled with Thorns: A Clergy Abuse Victim Receives a Mysterious Message of Compassion and Healing from the Mother of Jesus

By Kevin Burke, LSW Author Rod Dreher shares about a deceased friend named Michael.  In the 1960’s, at age 11, Michael was raped by a monsignor who was principal of his Catholic school.  The boy told his mother what had happened.  Did she respond with love and concern?  Tragically, a toxic manifestation of clericalism led to a different response: [Michael] told his working-class Irish Catholic mother what happened. She slapped him hard and told him never to speak ill of…

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This Catholic Saint Would Never Have Been Born Today

This Catholic Saint Would Never Have Been Born Today

By Kevin Burke, LSW A young pregnant mother and her husband arrive for an appointment with their OB-GYN physician.   She is in 22 weeks into her pregnancy and has just had a series of ultra-sound and other test confirming that her preborn baby girl will be born a hunchback, dwarf, blind and lame.  The physician outlined their options, but emphasized the health challenges in such a way as to increase the couple’s anxiety as he steered them toward “termination of…

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Why Did Jesus Curse that Fig Tree? Prepare for Holy Week with this Amazing Presentation by Dr. Brant Pitre

Why Did Jesus Curse that Fig Tree? Prepare for Holy Week with this Amazing Presentation by Dr. Brant Pitre

By Kevin Burke, LSW As we draw closer to the most solemn week on the Church’s calendar, I’d like to suggest a spiritual and scriptural journey with Jesus that will take you through each day of this final week of his earthly life.   Scripture scholar Dr. Brant Pitre, in his presentation on Holy Week, draws upon the writings of the Old and New Testaments and other ancient Jewish sources that are essential to understanding Jesus, and His mission.  Dr Pitre…

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Learn More About “Project Joseph” Outreach for Men after Abortion on a Special Zoom Call Sunday 7:00PM (CDT)

Learn More About “Project Joseph” Outreach for Men after Abortion on a Special Zoom Call Sunday 7:00PM (CDT)

From Project Joseph: We hope you can join us on Sunday at 7 pm to hear Project Joseph speak! Reg Platt, Coordinator of Project Joseph, and his team will help you see why the manual of Project Joseph, through the story of the Prodigal Son, speaks to the men who have come to them seeking healing after having suffered a loss due to an abortion decision. They will help you understand the why and the how that has been such an…

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The Annunciation Reminds Us Abortion is not about “Rights” – It’s about “Relationship”

The Annunciation Reminds Us Abortion is not about “Rights” – It’s about “Relationship”

By Kevin Burke, LSW and Theresa Burke, Ph.D. March 25th is The Solemnity of the Annunciation, the celebration of the coming of the Angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary to announce her special vocation to be the mother of Jesus Christ. The feast reminds us of the mysterious and intimate relationship of Mary with her developing son from the moment of his conception. Pro-abortion advocates see the abortion issue through the distorted lens of bodily autonomy and choice.  But the biological…

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Missing from Most “Black History Month” Observances: Abortion is Another Form of Enslavement for the African American Community

Missing from Most “Black History Month” Observances: Abortion is Another Form of Enslavement for the African American Community

By Kevin Burke, LSW In the month of February, we celebrated Black History Month.  There is an ongoing crisis within the African American community that is closely connected to historical legacy of slavery and rarely acknowledged in most observances of Black History Month.  First let’s look at some sobering facts. In spite of overall falling abortion rates in the U.S. abortion ratios actually increased among black women as compared to white women. Close to half of all pregnancies among black…

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Lent is the Perfect Time to Consider a Deeper Healing of the Emotional and Spiritual Wounds from a Past Abortion

Lent is the Perfect Time to Consider a Deeper Healing of the Emotional and Spiritual Wounds from a Past Abortion

By Kevin Burke, LSW I would like to suggest a Lenten experience that will bless you abundantly and change your life. If you know someone who has an abortion, or multiple abortions in their history, consider sharing this article with them so the Holy Spirit can speak to their hearts. This Lenten sacrifice will require humility, courage, and some redemptive, life-giving suffering. But let me assure you, the blessings to you, your loved ones, and the deepening of your relationship…

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The Role of Father Wounds and Personal Abortion Loss in the Emergence of Dr Bernard Nathanson as a Pioneer in the Legalization of Abortion in the U.S.

The Role of Father Wounds and Personal Abortion Loss in the Emergence of Dr Bernard Nathanson as a Pioneer in the Legalization of Abortion in the U.S.

Kevin Burke, LSW February 21st marks the eleven year anniversary of the death of Dr Bernard Nathanson, an obstetrician who was directly responsible for 75,000 abortions before becoming a leading pro-life advocate and a convert to the Catholic faith. What is lesser known, is that Nathanson was the father of two aborted children, and experienced a difficult relationship with his own father.  This painful father/son relationship, together with his personal abortion loss, played a key role in the legalization, and…

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