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Kenny Roger’s Had a Lesser Known, But Very Moving Song, “Water and Bridges,” About a Man with this Painful Secret in his Past

Kenny Roger’s Had a Lesser Known, But Very Moving Song, “Water and Bridges,” About a Man with this Painful Secret in his Past

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Kenny Rogers, Grammy-winning songwriter and performer with such hits as “Lucille,” “Lady,” “Islands in the Stream,” and the sing-along classic, “The Gambler,” died March 20th 2020. He was 81. There is a lesser known song that tells the story of loss, one we rarely hear addressed in song: Rogers told CNN at the time the song was released that “Water and Bridges” was not about his own personal experience, but was “really about choices you make when…

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Gal Gadot and Fellow Celebs Sing John Lennon’s “Imagine” for the Quarantined Masses. Something else to Imagine…What if Abortion Were Legal in the United Kingdom in 1940 when Lennon Was Conceived?

Gal Gadot and Fellow Celebs Sing John Lennon’s “Imagine” for the Quarantined Masses. Something else to Imagine…What if Abortion Were Legal in the United Kingdom in 1940 when Lennon Was Conceived?

Gal Gadot attempted to cheer up the quarantined masses by partnering with her fellow celebrities to offer a cover of John Lennon’s “Imagine.” Gadot’s video was clearly a sincere attempt to reach out in solidarity and support to a nation adjusting to the coronavirus threat. Twitter, being twitter, erupted with a lot of snark and negative reactions. I wonder if Gadot or her fellow celebrities have “imagined” the impact on musical history if abortion were legal in 1940 in the…

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The 10 Secrets of Medjugorje – What’s the Significance of March 18th?

The 10 Secrets of Medjugorje – What’s the Significance of March 18th?

In June 1981, 16 year old Mirjana Soldo was living with her family in Sarajevo in the former communist nation of Yugoslavia.   After school let out, she took a train alone to the tiny village of Medjugorje to work with her uncle and cousins on their tobacco farm for the summer.  On June 24th, feast day of St John the Baptist, Mirjana strolled with her friend Invanka in the late afternoon after she finished the daily work in her Uncle’s tobacco fields.   They saw a mysterious…

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Charles Shares how Confession Led him to an Abortion Healing Program that Changed His Life

Charles Shares how Confession Led him to an Abortion Healing Program that Changed His Life

By Charles Brian I was involved in two abortions as a young man.    I tried desperately to prevent the second abortion.  I failed and was traumatized after the procedure.  After years of suffering, out of desperation I began going to a local Catholic church.  I was fearful of church and facing God.  But having lost two children to abortions, I felt there was nowhere else to go.  Father Mike was a priest at our parish.  One of his homilies had…

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Lent Is the Perfect Time to Reconcile this Dark and Hidden Wound from your Past

Lent Is the Perfect Time to Reconcile this Dark and Hidden Wound from your Past

By Kevin Burke, LSW If you received ashes on the forehead to begin your Lenten journey, you may have heard the priest or deacon proclaim the words of Jesus, “Repent, and believe in the Gospel.” This is good news indeed for women and men who have lost children to abortion, and for those friends, family members and others who were intimately associated with the abortion decision and procedure. The season of Lent’s emphasis on repentance and reconciliation with God, are…

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Democrats in Wonderland: Falling Down the Rabbit Hole of Transgender Madness

Democrats in Wonderland: Falling Down the Rabbit Hole of Transgender Madness

“But I don’t want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked. “Oh, you can’t help that,” said the Cat: “we’re all mad here…” – Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland This is a follow up to my recent article in Crisis Magazine, The Democrats ‘Transition’ to Radical Gender Ideology We know the Democratic Party has fallen into a dark, obsessive love affair with the wonderfulness of all things abortion.  But even if you dear reader (or a friend or relative) is…

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Pelosi, Trump and the Poisoning of Political Discourse

Pelosi, Trump and the Poisoning of Political Discourse

At the close of the President Donald Trump’s 2020 State of the Union address, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, in full view of those assembled and a national television audience, proceeded to tear up a written version of the President’s speech.  This incident was a powerful visual reminder of the increasingly poisonous atmosphere of our nation’s political discourse.  Reactions to Pelosi’s theater ranged from mild amusement to seething outrage.  My reaction?  I thought of German chemical and pharmaceutical conglomerate…

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How a Church Bulletin Changed My Life

How a Church Bulletin Changed My Life

By Susan Swander Sixteen years ago in October, 2003 my life was changed forever.  I went to Mass at my local parish church and picked up a bulletin as I left.  When I arrived home, I perused the bulletin with my cup of coffee.  And, then I saw “it.”  It was a small box ad in the bulletin saying something like this:  “Suffering after an abortion?  There is hope and healing available at a Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat.  More confidential information…

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The Vicarious Trauma of Pro-Life Advocates on the Front Lines

The Vicarious Trauma of Pro-Life Advocates on the Front Lines

While a single traumatic event may trigger debilitating symptoms, the Trauma Center of the Justice Resource Institute indicates that the longer the exposure to such events, the higher likelihood responders will suffer symptoms of post-traumatic stress.  We know that without education and supportive services they can struggle to reach out for help.  Women and men can experience a sense of shame when they feel overwhelmed by the pain and loss that are part of their vocations.  They may fear the…

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Medjugorje Visionary Mirjana Soldo Shares of Her Families Persecution under Communism, Sheds Some Light on the “10 Secrets,” and offers Words of Comfort from the Blessed Mother for Parents of Aborted Children

Medjugorje Visionary Mirjana Soldo Shares of Her Families Persecution under Communism, Sheds Some Light on the “10 Secrets,” and offers Words of Comfort from the Blessed Mother for Parents of Aborted Children

In June 1981, 16 year old Mirjana Soldo was living with her family in Sarajevo in the former communist nation of Yugoslavia.   After school let out, she took a train alone to the tiny village of Medjugorje to work with her uncle and cousins on their tobacco farm for the summer.  On June 24th, feast day of St John the Baptist, Mirjana strolled with her friend Invanka in the late afternoon after she finished her daily work in her Uncle’s tobacco fields.   They saw a mysterious…

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