How Saint Peter the Apostle Can Be a Source of Consolation and Inspiration for Men Who Suffer Regret and Grief after Abortion

How Saint Peter the Apostle Can Be a Source of Consolation and Inspiration for Men Who Suffer Regret and Grief after Abortion

by Kevin Burke, LSW February 22nd the Catholic Church around the world celebrates the Feast of the Chair of St Peter.  The feast celebrates the papacy and St Peter as the first Bishop of Rome. The life and vocation of St Peter  inspired my book on men and abortion, “Tears of the Fisherman.”  Here’s an excerpt from the book that reveals why St Peter can be an important source of inspiration and consolation to men who come to regret their participation in the…

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The Abuse Scandals That Have Attacked the Moral Authority of Catholic Bishops – Have Also Attacked the Children in the Womb

The Abuse Scandals That Have Attacked the Moral Authority of Catholic Bishops – Have Also Attacked the Children in the Womb

Kevin Burke, LSW February 21-24 2019 the bishops of the world will gather in Rome for an international summit to address the clergy abuse scandals in the Catholic Church. The history of the tragic cover up and enabling of abusers by many Bishops and their Chanceries is now well documented. This has understandably attacked the moral authority of the Church and her leaders. At a time in our nation’s history when we need the Church and its leaders to have a…

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“For What I have Done…And What I Have Failed to Do” – I was an Accomplice in the Death of an Unborn Child. Maybe You Were Too.

“For What I have Done…And What I Have Failed to Do” – I was an Accomplice in the Death of an Unborn Child. Maybe You Were Too.

By Kevin Burke, LSW  I confess to almighty God, and to you, my brothers and sisters, that I have sinned through my own fault, in my thoughts and in my words, in what I have done, and in what I have failed to do… (The Confiteor) Each year in January after the March for Life in Washington D.C., I am blessed to accompany those women and men of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign as they share their testimonies. I…

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Planned Parenthood Claims they are Partners in Fighting for the Legacy of Dr Martin Luther King. Is this True?

Planned Parenthood Claims they are Partners in Fighting for the Legacy of Dr Martin Luther King. Is this True?

By Kevin Burke, LSW On January 21st, the national holiday memorializing the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Planned Parenthood claimed that King’s “life & legacy” are “undeniably intertwined” with abortion rights activism: “We honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life & legacy as the fight for racial justice, economic equity, & reproductive freedom are undeniably intertwined… we are proud to stand w/ our partners who are on the frontlines of this fight. #MLKDay” Alveda King, niece of Dr…

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After You March for Life – Join Us at the Steps of the Supreme Court and Hear Women and Men Reveal the Truth of their Abortion Experience, and the Mercy and Healing Power of God

After You March for Life – Join Us at the Steps of the Supreme Court and Hear Women and Men Reveal the Truth of their Abortion Experience, and the Mercy and Healing Power of God

By Kevin Burke, LSW Those who support abortion rights have been successful in forming the public to understand the issue as a “private personal matter” between a woman and her health care provider. A woman deliberating about her options has an inviolable right of privacy.   The sensitive and caring response to her unplanned pregnancy is to offer support – but not to interfere in any way. We are told to respect the wisdom of women to make the right choice. But like…

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A Christian Pastor Says the Topic of Abortion Should Never Be Addressed at Worship Services – Is She Right?

A Christian Pastor Says the Topic of Abortion Should Never Be Addressed at Worship Services – Is She Right?

I was recently at a Holiday party where the topic of religion and abortion came up.  A local Christian minister overheard the discussion and abruptly interjected: “Abortion is a private and sensitive issue. Whatever your position on abortion, Sunday services are not the place to talk about the subject. We can’t let contentious and divisive politics to enter our worship space.” There have been 60 million abortions since 1973. If we take the advice of this minister and keep silent…

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10 Ways to Promote Your Abortion Recovery Ministry

10 Ways to Promote Your Abortion Recovery Ministry

By Susan Swander and Kevin Burke, LSW Keep in mind that people often need to hear messages about abortion loss and recovery a number of times before they are ready to take that next step, and reach out for help. It can be years before that seed you planted bears fruit. Here’s 10 ways to promote your abortion recovery ministry: 1. Meet with your Pastor/Minister Contact the pastor or another minister active in your church. This kind of personal connection is important….

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The Sword of the Prince of Peace –Preparing for Pro Life Battle in 2019

The Sword of the Prince of Peace –Preparing for Pro Life Battle in 2019

By Kevin Burke, LSW That cute little baby in the manger is carrying a sword. Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. (Mathew 10:34) When Jesus speaks of bringing a sword in Mathew’s Gospel, this is clearly not a call to physical violence (see Mathew 26:52.). Jesus speaks of the fact that his words, actions and teaching will cause division, foment controversy, and at…

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The Cross Above the Manger: Coping with Grief and Loss Over the Holidays

The Cross Above the Manger: Coping with Grief and Loss Over the Holidays

By Kevin Burke, LSW Christmas can be a magical time, especially when enjoying the season through the eyes of children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  However alongside the lights and festivities, the joy and wonder of this special time, many can quietly struggle with a sense of grief and loss. You don’t have to be an Ebenezer Scrooge to recognize that the expectations for an idealized Hallmark Christmas fail to match up to the complex realities, the uncertainty and fear that are part of many…

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An Imprisoned Human Rights Activist Finally Home for Christmas – She Reveals that Many of Her Fellow Prisoners Shared About a Traumatic Abortion Loss In their Past

An Imprisoned Human Rights Activist Finally Home for Christmas – She Reveals that Many of Her Fellow Prisoners Shared About a Traumatic Abortion Loss In their Past

Mary Wagner is a human rights activist from Canada. This Christmas Mary will celebrate the birth of Christ with friends and family. But for most of the last decade, Mary Wagner has often celebrated the birth of Christ in prison. Her crime? Mary enters abortion centers, peacefully prays, and shares a rose and information about other options with each woman in the waiting room. She refuses to obey Ontario’s “bubble law” that requires protestors to maintain a specified distance from…

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