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Respect Life Conference: Include men when discussing abortion, healing

Father John Verrier laughs as his friend, keynote speaker Kevin Burke, begins his talk at the Respect Life Conference on Sept. 14 at the Spalding Pastoral Center in Peoria. The co-founder of Rachel's Vineyard Ministries, Burke is a pastoral associate of Priests for Life. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

When it comes to abortion, women may have the procedure but that doesn’t mean men are exempt from the pain, said Kevin Burke, co-founder of Rachel’s Vineyard Ministries for post-abortive women and a pastoral associate of Priests for Life. He said well-meaning people may ask, “Why is this important?” or “Why should we care?” “The […]

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Diocese to offer “Rachel’s Vineyard’ post-abortion healing retreat March 16-18.

A Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat for women and men struggling with the psychological or spiritual pain of abortion is being sponsored by the Diocese of Peoria March 16-18. The retreat, to take place in Peoria, is open to people of all faiths. Many women and men seek help after years in confusion and silence, according to […]

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