Thursday, February 28, 2008

Catholics and the Komen "Race for the Cure"...and Lent

First, here's a link to why the Diocese of Little Rock, Arkansas discourages Catholics from participating in the Susan G. Komen "Race for the Cure" fund raiser. In a nutshell:

The international organization raises millions annually for the detection, treatment and research of breast cancer. A portion of the money nationally is given to Planned Parenthood for breast cancer screenings. Planned Parenthood is also the largest provider of abortions in the United States.

But do read the whole thing. It'll prepare you, perhaps for the amazing amount of lion-tossing found in the com boxes of this blog:

It's Lent, of course.

Still, truth is important to me and this line from the blogger perplexes me:

In some places, not Arkansas, Planned Parenthood is an abortion provider.


Then what does this mean?

Lies. Still, it's Lent. Offer it up, I guess.