I know we have a global audience, and that not all of you will be celebrating Thanksgiving today like we do here in the United States, but all the same, it’s an opportunity for me to express my gratitude to you. For your readership, for your prayers, and for your support of our work here at 1P5. We really do appreciate you all so much.
To be honest, today snuck up on me. Things have been so busy, and the next thing I knew, we were here. It’s the nature of our work at 1P5 to cover a lot of heavy stories, and we don’t have a lot of opportunities to lighten up and just have a laugh. I’m actually late, right now, to go start cooking the Turkey (we’re going to do it on our smoker this year. So good!) so I can’t stay long, but I wanted to share something with you before I go – a moment of levity I hope you’ll enjoy.
So as the media guy in our family, last night I wound up working on a Thanksgiving video for my wife Jamie to send to her clients (Jamie has worked in real estate for many years). It was supposed to be a poignant video, with sentimental music and a nice voiceover with a Thanksgiving message. The problem was, I couldn’t get it right. I was tired from working all day, it was late, and I was being called for dinner. My script wasn’t working. The timing was off and the words weren’t hitting the visuals. So in a moment of amused apathy, I just decided to narrate whatever came to mind as the video played on screen.
It wound up being pretty ridiculous, but we all had a good laugh about it. I was going to make a video for all of our readers, too, but I just ran out of time. So instead, I hope you’ll watch the silly video below and enjoy it too. There’ll be time enough again for serious news tomorrow.
God bless you and yours, and happy Thanksgiving!
Publisher & Executive Director
Steve Skojec is the Founding Publisher of OnePeterFive.com. He received his BA in Communications and Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2001. His commentary has appeared in The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, Crisis Magazine, EWTN, Huffington Post Live, The Fox News Channel, Foreign Policy, and the BBC. Steve and his wife Jamie have eight children. You can find more of his writing at his Substack, The Skojec File.
Thank you, Steve, and a Happy Thanksgiving to you, your family, and the marvelous staff of OnePeterFive.
The LORD bless thee, and keep thee:
The LORD make his face to shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee:
The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace. – Numbers 6:24-26
Thank you, and a very happy Thanksgiving to all US citizens who will be keeping it.
My wife and I just cried laughing. “Random lady in a pirate shirt”…haha!
Thanks for your hard work, Steve. God bless you and your family. You do not know how much of a light you are in this world.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Steve. Onepeterfive is one of the things I’m thankful for
that was awesome. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, from mine. Thank you for your wonderful site.
Nobody got it but me! But this video really sticks it to Bergoglio! Bravo!
That was pretty funny! Hope your turkey was good.
A smoker must be an American tool or cooking technique, by the sounds of it I wish that I had one or even knew what one is!
A smoker is an apparatus for cooking at low temperatures in a controlled, smoky environment for the smoking of food. It’s a piece of cooking equipment for making barbecue.
And torturing heretics! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/dee606cebf4a53eca77046beb870d8273cd5d683f113421ff1c55ea619c7fbb9.jpg
Thank you, Barry. I would like one of these in France as I have never tried food from a smoker!
When you do, “Bon Appétit”
Hi Barry, Both messages cracked me up, you have a very good sense of humour.
Now for my American friends reading this, please pay attention to some examples of spelling using correct English!
I think it George Bernard Shaw who said that England and America are the only two countries divided by a common language.
“Ah Francis, the chair you sit upon so lightly, so much confusion and anger within your ranks
a mobile chair with impressive horizontal movements, no?”
“Perhaps, but God has surprised me and tasked me with uprooting rigidly “locked and loaded” tired positions that elevate vertically leaving many without sufficient “room” to maneuver thru life’s complexities.”
“Why yes of course! You are so wise to discern and propagate a fresh approach to revitalize your Ship of charge amid the changing dynamic of Culture. A worthy adversary you are and surely will succeed in “feeding” both Sheep and Goat.”
“Oh, never mind….”
Fr. James Martin:
“Hi Sailors, what’s up guy’s?”
“Hello Fr. Martin.”
“Time for EVEN I to take my leave…..”
Fr. James Martin:
“Was it something I said Your Holiness?”
“To whom are you addressing Fr. James?”
Our “thanksgiving” (small “t”) occurs on December 25. We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving (big “T”), which is the Puritan anti-Christmas and essentially a commemoration of their anti-Catholic conquest of America.
I read in The Remnant once, however, that there was actually a Spanish/Catholic thanksgiving celebration in Florida, before the Puritans even showed up on American shores. I searched but can’t find it. It was probably in their printed edition. But it is well worth a read.
And the pantheon used to be a temple to all the pagan gods.
Don’t be a party pooper. Catholics culturally appropriate with abandon, and thanksgiving is an essential part of our theology anyway.
Don’t forget that Squanto (the indian* that helped the pilgrims) was a Catholic educated and baptized by Spanish Franciscans during his, “visit” to Spain. As per usual, protestants owe more than they’ll (typically) admit to Catholics, and Squanto has been all but forgotten.
*Yes, “native american” is the “politically correct” term, but as I was born and raised to adulthood on a reservation, and they quite cheerfully refer to themselves as indians, and prefer to use “native american” as a sarcastic reference to the Elizabeth Warren-types, I don’t intend to change my linguistic style.
It’s a nice pirate blouse.