A lighthearted Pringles commercial that aired during the Super Bowl on Sunday had a surprise, albeit possibly accidental, pro-life message.
The commercial features a grandfather holding up a clear sonogram picture of a baby whose hand is stuck in a Pringles can. The grandfather says “Even your little cousin Timmy” gets his hand stuck when eating Pringles.
The ad begins when a young boy gets his hand stuck in a Pringles can, an all-too-often occurrence given the can’s thin cylindrical design. His grandfather assures him, “Don’t worry, it happens to the best of us.”
“It does?” the grandson asks.
The grandfather goes on to explain that it happens to “surgeons, judges, airport ground crew” and finally “even your little cousin Timmy,” whose sonogram image clearly shows a baby with a photoshopped Pringles can around his hand.
The sonogram image prominently featured in the most-watched TV event in America was praised by pro-lifers as bringing attention to the humanity of unborn children, even if it was with a photoshopped Pringles can.
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I saw that. And, I’m hoping the abortion extremists don’t call for a boycott of Pringles, like they did when Doritos ran an ad showing a preborn baby.
That life exists before birth is, for some, an inconvenient truth.
This “accidentally pro life” Pringles comnercial is great. Today, I went and filled out a form at a different branch of the SF Library, located near where I live, and requested that Kirk Cameron come for a special Story Hour, with his wonderful, Christian-themed children’s books. Hope this works, somehow. The library will inform me, if my request is ever fulfilled.
I have now signed several petitions in support of young, 19-year old Officer Jacob Kersey, the police officer of Port Wentworth, Georgia, who was forced to resign from the Police force, for stating his belief, on Social Media, in traditional, Biblical Marriage, as being ordained by God to be only between a Man and a Woman. Shame on the Police Dept., Mayor, and all public officials of Port Wentworth! They owe Officer Kersey a big, public apology– and reinstatement in his job, and back pay of all wages lost! No one in America should ever have to defend their belief in Biblical Marriage! Biblical Marriage, of one Man and one Woman, and their Family of children– ought to be the law of the land! The Catholic Church ought to excommunicate all “bad Catholic” political leaders, who refuse to accept this basic truth– especially, retired SCOTUS Justice Anthony Kennedy– shame on him!
He was not forced to resign. He resigned because he did not want to face termination for what he might post on Facebook in the future. He did not lose wages. He was on paid leave.
Officer Kersey was WRONGFULLY BULLIED into resigning, because of his posts on Social Media, stating simply that he believes in the true, Biblical concept of Marriage, as between a Man and a Woman only– as ordained by God! Everyone knows this except you! Wish all of our policemen, and all other public servants and political leaders, had the DECENCY, COURAGE, and CHRISTIAN FAITH to proclaim and live by the same thing– and you, too! When I was young, you would sometimes see plenty of Irish cops (and other nationalities) attending an early morning Mass, before work– many were devout Catholics, with wives and children. Shame on all who BULLIED the excellent, young Officer Kersey, and forced him out of his job, in Port Wentworth, Georgia! They are all Satanic! We badly need good policemen, with fine Christian Biblical beliefs, in all of our cities!
Reply to-I was just correcting facts so that if someone was going to repeat what you wrote, it would accurate.
Which Biblical marriage are you referring to?
You need to go back to kindergarten Catechism class, if you pretend not to know what Biblical Marriage is– of one Man and one Woman, ordained by God. Read Genesis 2:18-24 and St. Matthew 19:1-12, for starters. Marriage is one of the seven Sacraments of the Catholic Church.
King David had more than one wife. That was biblical, and God seemed cool with it.
No. Christian Biblically-based Marriage is only between one Man and one Woman. Period. You should know that. It’s explained in the Bible, and Christ also discussed it. You also need to know the definition of the Catholic Sacrament of Marriage. No, God is not “okay” with polygamy, gay “marriage” or any other sinful, false ideas of Marriage. Marriage is very serious. Go talk to a good priest.
There have also been Protestant and Catholic chaplains who have been fired from working in the Police force, and with firemen, and other American city agencies—- simply because they believe in and faithfully preach and uphold Biblical teachings on Marriage. This is horrifically wrong, and totally insane! You only want chaplains who correctly believe in, and preach and uphold God’s Biblical truths!
KC Chiefs football star and Superbowl winner, Harrison Butker, wears a blessed Brown Scapular, of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, to whom he obviously has a strong dedication! (Me, too– lifelong.) And he loves the beautiful, holy Tridentine Latin Mass, and is a dedicated Pro Life speaker. Plus, he is a dedicated Knights of Columbus member. And he is a wonderful, young Catholic husband and father of two children. A truly wonderful young Catholic role model, aged just 27 years. As he says, “All glory be to God.” He is helping Christ to bring His Culture of Life, and vanquish Satan’s Culture of Death.
Well, the editor took out all of my exclamation points, in my comment of Feb. 15, at 1:27am. Too bad! For one thing– I think it was much more appropriate to quote Harrison Butker as saying, “All glory be to God!” (with an rxclanation point at the end)
The EWTN story linked below about Harrison Butker is good and inspiring. That said, I’m not sure of the relationship between wearing a scapular and kicking a (the winning) field goal. Was he wearing the scapular when he missed the previous field goal in the game?
Were any of the Eagles wearing scapulars or miraculous medals?
Sister Margaret Fagan, principal of St. Aloysius Academy for Boys in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, a half hour west of downtown Philadelphia, was so sure the local team would win the Super Bowl on Sunday that she already designated Monday a school holiday.
I think we need to be careful not to make sacramentals into some things they are not.
I encourage you to check out the EWTN video. This man is a devout Catholic and an inspiration.
Who was making sacramentals something they’re not? Why can’t someone receive a special grace for his or her particular pious devotions? I think we need to not be reductive of sacramentals in the lives of the saints.
I know of some, fortunately a relatively small number of, parents who told their children that if they died wearing a scapular they would go to heaven and, to a significant degree, instilled a fear in their kids that if they were not wearing one and were playing sports, crossed the street and got hit by a car, for one example, they might not. All should be taught about the importance of being in a state of grace. A traditional formulation of the Scapular Promise is “Take this Scapular. Whosoever dies wearing it shall not suffer eternal fire.” If one is engaging in mortal sin, a scapular will not save him or her. We believe in sacramentals and grace, but we’re not superstitious. And, do you think there is a relationship between Harrison’s scapular and the field goal he kicked? What about the field goal he missed while wearing it? You may not believe that. Yet, it is presumptuous for some to assume that wearing any sacramental guarantees eternal life. This young man’s devotion is exemplary and I’m glad he expresses it. My point is about a headline (in some other Catholic media) connecting a scapular to the winning field goal and sometimes apparent misunderstandings about sacramentals and devotions.
Anonymous Clergyman, you ought to know– that wearing the blessed Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel — a sacramental– indicates your love and dedication to Our Lady! It has NOTHING to do with football! Harrison Butker is a devout Catholic who stands by his beliefs, and is a fine Catholic Role Model. Many kids watching the Superbowl may also become interested in the Catholic Faith, and want to know more about Butker’s Brown Scapular– Catholic kids may want to go to Mass more often, and may even want to find out about getting invested in the blessed Brown Scapular, at their parish church. And non-Catholics may become interested in the Faith. Our Lady has for centuries, quietly led millions of souls to her Son, Jesus Christ! She has even quietly worked spiritually, through sports– like football– to draw souls to Christ!
That’s a pretty great video – thanks for sharing it again. I think we get great insights from him about how personal conversion and relationship with Christ is really the principle or maybe the best driver of good moral behavior, rather than slavish adherence to moral codes. Sure they guide people on the path, but simply staring people in the face and saying “no you are immoral” all day long isn’t often very effective at making change. Most people know what is in the moral codes. People don’t follow them because they lack the relationship that motivates them, and “should and oughts” don’t cut it for the vast majority.
“I think we get great insights from him about how personal conversion and relationship with Christ is really the principle or maybe the best driver of good moral behavior, rather than slavish adherence to moral codes. ” Jesus said if we loved Him we would keep His commandments. In other words, to pit personal conversion against slavish adherence to moral codes is a false dichotomy. The fruits of conversion are precisely adherence to the moral code of the apostolic tradition, upheld and transmitted through the bishops, successors to the apostles. Everyone knows where you are going with your observation: personal conversion is perfectly compatible with the LBGTQ+ lifestyles; to suggest otherwise is to enslave oneself in a moral code.
YFC– Many “Me-Generationers” (and beyond) have a poor attitude tuwards Christian Morality!l! The idea of “slavishness” to morality, responsibility, and a good Moral Conscience, is extremely immature! Christian Morality is not based on personal beliefs, and likes/dislikes, nor necessarily on a persomal encounter with Christ. A personal, deep relationship with Christ, along with lots of personal maturity to follow Him, is necessary, and excellent– but not everyone has that maturity, unfortunately. Many who have even publicly proclaimed their love of Christ, and fidelity to His teachings, for love of Him– have been tempted– and have then slid down into a despicable life of hopeless irresponsibility, selfishness, filth and sin! Morality, with a good Moral Conscience– is a big responsibility. It should not be viewed as “slavish” in an immature, negative sense. Kids need to be taught Christian Morality, and cultivate a good Moral Conscience, as an extremely important responsibility, from an early age. They should be proud to be good, mature, dependable, responsible kids, with good morals, and a good Moral Conscience. They are happy to do what is right, help their fellowman, and serve God, family, school, community, and country. These good, mature kids do not run their lives on “how they feel,” nor on childish whims, desires and selfishness, and emotions of the moment.
Of course, we have the famous teaching of Christ, “If you love Me, keep My Commandments.” (etc.) (St. John 14:15.) The whole teaching is found in St. John 14:15-21. And his entire Chapter 14 is extremely beautiful. All of Christ’s disciples (except for Judas) were faithful to Him unto death, which He prophesied.
“That said, I’m not sure of the relationship between wearing a scapular and kicking a (the winning) field goal. ” I’m quite sure Harrison Butker would deny any causal relationship between the Brown Scapular and field goals, which otherwise would trivialize both the sacramental and his own deep faith. He would, however, connect the sacramental to his own devotion to Our Lady, as well he should.
It’s always a good idea, to pray for you and your team to do their best, at each game. And leave the game winner up to God.
Great idea, to offer a quick prayer, when you need help fast, during a game. And a very fine idea, to offer prayers before and after each game.
Objective truth cannot be denied.
Sure objective truth can be denied. Isn’t it denied every day? We have nutcases running around saying that they think because the Bible says that God made moon to be a light to shine at night that the moon must make its own (visible) light, which we know is simply objectively wrong. In invisible light range, the moon is simply one big mostly gray object that is very good at reflecting light created in the sun. Just one crazy examples but there are thousands of more subtle objective truths that get denied every day.
And Who made the sun, the moon, the stars? God. Man cannot see and understand the highest and greatest Wisdom, and the highest and greatest, objective, Divine Truths of the universe– only God. Sacramental sanctifying grace, received from God, is objectively real and true, the Real Presence in the Blessed Sacrament is objectively real and true. Our Catholic Faith, from Christ, is objectively real and ttue. These objective, Divine Truths of our Catholic Faith– are often misunderstood, rejected and denied, daily.
“Sure objective truth can be denied..” I don’t want to put words in Glenn Petrucci’s mouth, but I think his meaning was that objective truth will prevail in the end, and manifest when you least expect it, as in the case of the Pringles advertisement. If I am wrong may Glenn correct me.
Yes YFC and one of biggest objective Truth’s that is denied by your syndicate is that man cannot be a woman and woman cannot be a man just because they think they are. An entire psychotic pathology has been hoisted by this culture by a group of people whose “liberation movement” should have been brutally crushed decades ago.
It’s a pro Pringles ad. Don’t read so much into it.
By implying that people who believe in a Constitutional right to abortion are anti baby or anti-fetus, as this article does, pushes further out the say when we can agree the the era of abortion should be over. Our opponents love children, have them, take care of them, and make sure they get proper prenatal and post natal care because they are not by and large anti life and to claim otherwise is to bear false witness.
YFC– no matter what anyone’s “opinion ” may be– Abortion is not someone’s dumb “opinion”– Abortion is a brutal Murder. Period. Murderers ought to be put in prison. No one has the evil, false “right” to brutally kill anyone — to take the life of a poor, helpless child in their mother’s womb– is Murder. Satanic!
Most people who favor a legal right to have an abortion never have one. To call them murderers is bearing false witness and misses the point entirely. Besides, who called abortion an opinion?
YFC– A Catholic who favors Child Murder–Abortion– cannot present themselves for Holy Communion, and must go to Confession, ASAP!! Do not mischaracterize people that favor Abortion–Child Murder– in a positive manner– such as Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, the Satanic Temple and their Abortion Pill Mail-Order Clinic, etc. etc. Evil! Satanic!
There is no such thing as a “Constitutional right” to Murder, YFC– including Child Murder. How about a “Constitutional right” in the early 1800s– to kill a runaway slave? Human laws that falsely protect the false rights to do EVIL are SINFUL– against God’s Laws. Do not defend those who wrongfully favor such Satanic evil. It’s nice if a TV ad can refer positively to something that is morally good– many TV ads are just deplorable.
People who believe that the Constitution does not give the state the right to prohibit abortion do not necessarily “favor” abortion, and they certainly aren’t abortionists or murderers. They often abhor abortion, wish it would go away, and usually have nothing to do with it. Just because I think people ought to be able to eat pumpernickel ice cream if they want doesn’t mean I favor pumpernickel ice cream, nor am I guilty of committing the serious culinary insult of eating it. Just don;t go around saying I eat pumpernickel ice cream, ok? That would be bearing false witness. Do you understand the difference? Is there some way I can I be clearer?
(Yes, I know, abortion and eating a certain flavor of ice cream aren’t even in the same universe morally. It’s just an example for illustration).
YFC– you miss the whole point by miles! How on earth can you compare Murder to ice cream? People who “favor abortion” — or Muslims who favor “honor killing” of their daughters– or who favor Taliban killings of Americans at 9/11– or who favor Hitler killing 6 million Jews– are demented! Immoral! Sick! The Fifth Commandment (of the 10 Commandments) states: “Thou shalt not kill.” As given by GOD to Moses. Is that a better source for you, than the American Constitution? Murder is not an acceptable “choice”– like ice cream.
YFC: Let’s flesh out your argument: Just because I oppose slavery and have never owned a slave, doesn’t mean I would deny others the right to own slaves. Our opponents love and take care of their slaves, because they are not by and largo pro-slavery. To claim otherwise is to bear false witness. Oh, and most people who favor a legal right to own a slave, never own one.
Anyone who agrees with and supports grave sins and injustices— such as some of Hitler’s German people who supported his Satanic killing of 6 million Jews– yet, they themselves never killed a Jew– incur God’s punishment. Those that evilly supported the Taliban’s killing of thousands of Americans on 9/11– incur God’s punishment, too. Anyone who knowingly votes for and supports grave Mortal Sins like Abortion– incur God’s punishments. To knowingly support human slavery– or vote for it— is a grievous Mortal Sin. Shame on all of those awful people!! They must REPENT before God!
“To knowingly support human slavery– or vote for it— is a grievous Mortal Sin. Shame on all of those awful people!!”….have you read the exception in the 13th Amendment of the US Constitution?
“People who believe that the Constitution does not give the state the right to prohibit abortion do not necessarily ‘favor’ abortion, and they certainly aren’t abortionists or murderers. They often abhor abortion, wish it would go away, and usually have nothing to do with it. Just because I think people ought to be able to eat pumpernickel ice cream if they want doesn’t mean I favor pumpernickel ice cream, nor am I guilty of committing the serious culinary insult of eating it. Just don;t go around saying I eat pumpernickel ice cream, ok? That would be bearing false witness. Do you understand the difference? Is there some way I can I be clearer?”….the trivialization of killing children is quite clear
Most people walk past beggars but they feed themselves.
“Most people who favor a legal right to have an abortion never have one. To call them murderers is bearing false witness and misses the point entirely.”….so should people who never owned slaves owe reparations to people who were never enslaved?
Why do you change the subject? We are not talking about slavery and reparations. The two are not even remotely analogous to the subject.
“Why do you change the subject?” So you don’t object to those who don’t recognize humanity except when you do object?
Let’s hope that YFC doesn’t say next, that torture and murder of the poor, suffering Uyghurs by the Chinese government, is an “acceptable” choice of belief, for all “nice people”– equally as “acceptable” as choosing an ice cream flavor. UGH!! Sick argument!!
Even worse– what if you never owned slaves– but voted for slavery in your state– and supported slavery laws?
Should the US invade Louisiana again?