Planned Parenthood as a topic for Thanksgiving dinner conversations, ugh!

Just now I was reading an article on the LiveAction News and Opinion Blog entitled
Planned Parenthood Releases Guide on How to Advance Abortion Through Thanksgiving Discussion. Which is laughable enough, or would be if it weren’t so disgusting. But then I read this line and had to share it with you.

Of course, claiming one is “personally” against abortion but wouldn’t “decide for” another whether it is an acceptable choice holds as much ground as “I’m personally against rape, and I’d never rape anyone, but I can’t decide for someone else if it’s right for them.”  Who are you kidding, Planned Parenthood?

You know, it’s true. Sin does darken the intellect. If ever I doubted it (and I didn’t), this would remove that doubt (which I didn’t have). Oy. Ve.

And in case you think I made that up about sin darkening the intellect, I didn’t. Here’s a quote from Trent and a link to a longer quote. And the Council of Trent didn’t originate the doctrine either. There are Scriptural references on the page which will point to plenty of verses for reflection. (Also see Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians 4: 18.)

As regards spiritual faculties this deterioration consists in a darkening of the intellect’s capacity to know the truth, and in a weakening of free will. The will is weakened in the presence of the attractions of the goods perceived by the senses and is more exposed to the false images of good elaborated by reason under the influence of the passions.

Thanksgiving and no shopping

Yesterday I spent the holiday with my best friend and her boyfriend and their parents. We enjoyed a wonderful home-cooked meal in my friend’s new apartment and hours later I was home with enough food to last me a couple of days. One of the best Thanksgiving holidays I’ve ever had. I usually go to Mass on Thanksgiving, but this year I didn’t. I felt like something was missing in the midst of all the good food and good company, and I think next year I’ll have to plan my time better so that I can attend Mass at the start of the day.

I haven’t even thought about shopping so far this weekend and I’m pretty sure I won’t go anywhere near a mall. No Black Friday for me. No stampeding horde of shoppers doing bodily harm to each other while buying Christmas presents, the ultimate lunacy. Advent begins this Sunday and I’m looking forward to focusing on the real meaning of the season, preparing for the celebration of the birth of Christ, looking ahead to His return at the end of time. I’m also looking forward to discovering what the new translation will be like since the new missal goes into effect this Sunday too. Yay! It’s about time!

May your own Thanksgiving holiday be filled with warmth and joy and may you remember to thank Him through Whom all things were made. May the peace of Christ be with you, now and always. Amen.