Friday, November 27, 2015

Thanksgiving Greeting from Archdiocese of NY: Join Us in Prayer and Visit Our Online Store!

On Wednesday I received an e-mail from the Archdiocese of New York with the subject header "Happy Thanksgiving & Pope Francis Gifts"   Table of contents for this item:

  1. Gratitude quote from St. Augustine
  2. Happy Thanksgiving
  3. Showcasing of good works by Catholic Charities
  4. Thanksgiving Prayer
  5. Papal Gift Store Pitch
  6. Special Small Business Saturday Offer:  Free gift bag!  Merry Christmas and Happy Shopping?
I'm not going to deconstruct this because it would be both tedious and upsetting, but I did rail against it in the semi-privacy of my living room.  When I did, my guest, who had recently seen Spotlight, peered over his newspaper and said, "I can understand why they are doing this.  They need a lot of money after this pedophilia business."

Why can't I be as complacent about this as my fellow ovines?

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