Abby Johnson Left Planned Parenthood for Good and is Coming Home to the Catholic Church

unPlanned, Ignatius Press edition includes bonus materialI know this news broke a while back but somehow I missed it. Abby Johnson, the former Planned Parenthood director who participated in a guided ultrasound abortion and had her eyes yanked open to the reality and horror of what she was doing, left that way of life behind and joined the pro-life movement. She tells her story in her new book, unPlanned, which I’ve been reading, along with countless other books, so I hadn’t gotten to the part yet where she tells how she was drawn to the teachings of the Catholic Church and decided to convert. I discovered this wonderful news tonight while reading a comment on Jill Stanek’s blog where someone mentioned it in passing. A quick websearch revealed that if I had only read further in the book, I’d have known this days ago, a couple of weeks ago, even. But better late than never, eh?

Welcome home, Abby and family, welcome home! (I’m never quite sure whether I should wait until converts have been officially received into the Church or if it’s kosher, as it were, to welcome them right away. I think I rather prefer to err on the side of exuberance and teary-eyed, praise-filled, glory-be-to-God thankfulness and shout, “Welcome home!” from the rooftop right now.) Thanks be to God Whose mercy endures forever. Praise to You, Lord, Jesus Christ!!

Read more at InsideCatholic, Mommy Life, Free Republic, and Catholic Tide. I’ll be writing here about her book as I’m able.

But we want them to lust after us, O, Catechesis, where art thou?

50 Questions on the Natural Law by Dr. Charles RiceI was listening to Fr. Mitch Pacwa on Open Line this afternoon and a caller was asking him about something he (Fr. Mitch) had said about lust and about how we don’t want people to lust after us. Now I don’t have the podcast downloaded yet and I’m paraphrasing from memory, but I think the caller said that he and his friends decided that oh, yes, uh huh, they certainly do want girls to lust after them. Continue reading “But we want them to lust after us, O, Catechesis, where art thou?”

American Life League’s Judie Brown is my hero

Saving Those Damned Catholics, by Judie Brown(The following post refers to something I wrote back in October.) I’ve been listening to Judie Brown and others from the American Life League and reading Mrs. Brown’s book, Saving Those Damned Catholics (on sale right now at ALL’s store, see link), and I gotta tell you, I thought the bishops were doing a better job than she thinks they were. And she’s in a position to know a whole lot more about it than I am. Her book is an eye-opener, as was her interview with Raymond Arroyo along with Sr. Carol Keehan on EWTN‘s The World Over. She sure gave Sr. an earful that night, I’ll give her that! Continue reading “American Life League’s Judie Brown is my hero”