Father’s Day and the Pandemic: Did We Protect the Most Vulnerable Entrusted to our Care?

Father’s Day and the Pandemic: Did We Protect the Most Vulnerable Entrusted to our Care?

By Kevin Burke, LSW Given how the coronavirus impacts the medically vulnerable and elderly, as we ease the lockdowns and begin to open up our nation, many citizens are asking their leaders: Did we do enough to protect the most vulnerable in our communities? Many governors and city mayors took extreme measures to shut down state and local economies, to ensure that most healthy adults (who are low risk for the virus) remained sheltered in-home, with the goal of decreasing…

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The Twitter Mob and their Media Accomplices Want to Take Down Harry Potter Author J.K. Rowling

The Twitter Mob and their Media Accomplices Want to Take Down Harry Potter Author J.K. Rowling

by Kevin Burke, LSW … Your decision [to legalize abortion] has deformed a great nation.”   – Saint Teresa of Calcutta J. K. Rowling is the best-selling author of the Harry Potter series of novels.  In this thoughtful piece, she shares about her ongoing experience of facing vicious attacks from transgender activists and their evangelists.  Rowling does not share many of the values and goals of conservative/traditional Catholics and other Christians.  Yet, her experience in Britain speaks to the increasingly…

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Is there Something Else Feeding the Public Confession of Liberal White Guilt?

Is there Something Else Feeding the Public Confession of Liberal White Guilt?

Robert W. Merry writes in American Conservative: …white people…are guilty, it is said with increasing aggressiveness, for the sins of their forebears, for the racism of the past. Merry reveals that at the heart of this movement, there is a very powerful pseudo-religious dynamic at work: …And [white people] must confess their guilt and seek absolution through self-abasement.  … A young white woman on the street during the New York protests is approached by a man who identifies himself as…

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Media Elites Justify Riots… Yet Rioting Hurts those Communities Most Impacted by Poverty and Racism

Media Elites Justify Riots… Yet Rioting Hurts those Communities Most Impacted by Poverty and Racism

Violence, looting, rage and destruction have spread like a malignant virus across our nation.   Many in the liberal media excuse this mayhem as a necessary release of pain and righteous rage from the tragic death of George Floyd.    Check this out from Nikole Hannah-Jones, a reporter for The New York Times: Those poor minority communities that are most vulnerable to the longstanding impact of rioting, and the good men and women trying to raise families and better their lives,…

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Norma McCorvey and Roe V Wade Attorney Sarah Weddington: The Tangled Web of Choice

Norma McCorvey and Roe V Wade Attorney Sarah Weddington: The Tangled Web of Choice

By Kevin Burke, LSW and Theresa Burke, Ph.D. You may have heard this recent  report  about a video featuring Norma McCorvey, the woman known as the “Jane Roe” in the 1973 Supreme Court decision, Roe V Wade: Norma McCorvey, the woman known as “Jane Roe” in the landmark 1973 U.S. Supreme Court Roe v. Wade ruling legalizing abortion, said she was lying when she switched to support the anti-abortion movement, saying she had been paid to do so. (You can…

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Study Confirms Association Between Multiple Abortions Depression and Suicidal Ideation in Post Menopausal Women

Study Confirms Association Between Multiple Abortions Depression and Suicidal Ideation in Post Menopausal Women

The Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology featured a study of 5133 postmenopausal women registered in the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey between 2010 and 2012.  They were looking at the effect of pregnancy loss on depression and suicidal ideation.  In particular, was there a difference between those women who experienced miscarriages and those who had multiple induced abortions?  The study concluded the following: Undergoing three or more induced abortions during reproductive age was associated with postmenopausal suicidal…

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Healing the Shepherds: How Secret Abortion Loss Can Compromise the Gospel and Hurt Preachers and their Congregations

Healing the Shepherds: How Secret Abortion Loss Can Compromise the Gospel and Hurt Preachers and their Congregations

By David Williams [An Excerpt from my book Tears of the Fisherman: Recovery for Men Wounded by Abortion – Kevin Burke] After preaching at a predominantly white congregation on the topic of living holy lives and avoiding sexual sins[1], I was approached by a middle age white woman with an interesting question. She asked me why sexual sin is tolerated in the African-American church. I must admit that I was taken aback by the question for hadn’t I, an African…

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Five Times a Mother

Five Times a Mother

By Susan Swander For one of God’s unknown reasons, one day in the dead of winter I started thinking about May, spring and Mother’s Day.  Then, I started writing. I am a mother – five times.  Luke, Grace, Timothy, Teresa and Benjamin are my children.  One is living, and four are with God. I have a hole in my heart for my 4 deceased children.  I aborted three of them and miscarried one.  Acknowledging them, naming them and accepting their…

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Mary of Magdala: Apostle of the Apostles

Mary of Magdala: Apostle of the Apostles

By Kevin Burke, LSW Luke in his Gospel shares how the female disciples of Jesus were an integral part of His mission: … [Jesus] journeyed from one town and village to another, preaching and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God.  The twelve were with Him, and also some women…: Mary who was called Magdalene from whom seven demons had gone out …and many others who were contributing to their support out of their private means.” (Luke 8:1-3)…

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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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