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The Generation with the Highest Abortion Rates Faces Final Things: A Different Way of Looking at Death, Judgement, and Eternal Separation from God

The Generation with the Highest Abortion Rates Faces Final Things: A Different Way of Looking at Death, Judgement, and Eternal Separation from God

By Kevin Burke, LSW and Theresa Burke, Ph.D. November is a month when we remember our beloved dead, yet also meditate on our own personal mortality.   As we await the anticipation of Advent, and Joys of Christmas, November is the perfect time to give attention to some long-neglected areas of life that need reconciliation and healing.   For those who have participated in the death of a preborn child, this can have eternal significance. The decade of the 1980’s was a…

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The Judas Option: How One Man’s Self-Sabotage After Abortion Came Close to Taking His Life

The Judas Option: How One Man’s Self-Sabotage After Abortion Came Close to Taking His Life

David Story: Self-Sabotage…You probably don’t think of it as abuse. But it can be the most pernicious form of abuse.  It’s abusive to yourself and to those who love you.  I know this subject well. For most of my adult life I did nearly everything I could to thwart my own happiness. It came very close to taking my life. I came from an emotionally abusive home where my job was to be the peace keeper. I was set up to…

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The Transfiguration of Jesus and the Shroud of Turin: A Divine Gift for Christians facing Persecution, Disillusionment, and Doubt

The Transfiguration of Jesus and the Shroud of Turin: A Divine Gift for Christians facing Persecution, Disillusionment, and Doubt

By Kevin Burke, LSW The great Feast of the Transfiguration of Jesus on August 6th can often be over-looked at a time when many families are distracted with travel and vacation.    The blinding light of the Transfiguration on Mount Tabor served to strengthen the apostles prior to their time of confusion, anxiety and testing.  Perhaps in a similar way, the amazing scientific revelations associated with the Shroud of Turin, are unfolding in our day to strengthen believers, and bring…

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Socialized to Evil: Nazi Doctors and Abortion Physicians

Socialized to Evil: Nazi Doctors and Abortion Physicians

By Kevin Burke, LSW “These doctors had not killed anybody until they got to Auschwitz, so they weren’t extraordinary killers to start with. They were ordinary people who in that way were socialized to evil.” – Dr Robert Lifton Psychiatrist Robert Jay Lifton interviewed 28 former Nazi doctors and Auschwitz prisoners who worked with the German medical staff. Dr Lifton described how the physicians rationalized their complicity in the death of millions of innocent men, women and children: Every prisoner in…

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Great Video Resource for Men Accompanying their Partners at a Pregnancy Resource Center

Great Video Resource for Men Accompanying their Partners at a Pregnancy Resource Center

Kevin Burke, LSW This brief video is for pregnancy resource centers. It’s an opportunity for the young man that accompanies his partner to a crisis pregnancy appointment to pause for a moment and hear words from a man who has been there. The content, and how it is shared, get to the heart of what a father is thinking and feeling faced with an unplanned pregnancy, and offers sound, life-affirming encouragement.

Leonard Cohen’s Preborn Children Sacrificed on the Altar of Artistic Freedom

Leonard Cohen’s Preborn Children Sacrificed on the Altar of Artistic Freedom

By Kevin Burke, LSW Leonard Cohen was a Canadian poet, novelist and songwriter of classics such as “Halleluiah.”  In a First Things article entitled Leonard Cohen’s Lost Children, author Jonathon Van Maren dives into some recent biographies that pull back the veil on the artist’s personal life.  Van Maren writes, “The stories of his life, lived in the heyday of the sexual revolution, include a string of abortions. They cast a dark retroactive light on some of Cohen’s most famous…

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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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