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Kevin Burke a the Catholic Social Workers National Association Conference - July 2009

In July 2009 Kevin Burke had the great joy of attending and being a speaker at the Catholic Social Workers National Association (CSWNA) Conference in Louisville Kentucky.  CSWNA is a Professional Membership Association that was formed on the belief that professional associations should support not only your profession, but also your beliefs, values, and your faith. CSWNA has been established for social workers who are faithful to the teachings of the Catholic Church and are looking for support and direction within their profession based upon church teachings. 

The National conference provided and opportunity to come together to network, advance in knowledge and practice and most importantly to pray together.  Each day began with rosary and the great blessing of having Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, the Episcopal Moderator for CSWNA celebrate Mass for the participants.  What a joy to pray the rosary and receive our blessed Lord in the Eucharist with social workers who share a common love for the Lord, his Blessed Mother and the Church!  The presentations were informative and inspiring and I was honored to share about our Christ-centered healing programs of Rachel’s Vineyard, a ministry of Priests for Life and Grief to Grace in healing the wounds of abortion and sexual abuse.  Keynote speakers included William Donahue of the Catholic League and Archbishop Kurtz. 

Pastoral Associate Kevin Burke sharing about Rachel's Vineyard Ministries and post abortion healing to participants at the July National conference of the
Catholic Social Workers National Association(CSWNA)

Kevin Burke, Steve Luteran, Board Chair of CSWNA, President/CEO/Chair Kathleen Neher and Most Rev. Joseph E. Kurtz Episcopal Liaison to CSWNA

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