- May 13, 2021
As the number of COVID-19 cases rises dramatically in the U.S., Canada and around the world, government officials almost universally have returned to stricter lockdowns, with U.S. officials even urging families to reconsider how many people to host on Thanksgiving dinner or perhaps cancel the holiday meal altogether.
Going hungry is bad enough at any time, but at Thanksgiving, a holiday built around enjoying the fruits of a bountiful harvest, being hungry can be extra troublesome.
Like much of 2020, the pandemic is bringing uncertainty and even grief to Thanksgiving social gatherings.
During this weekend, the liturgical year of the Church observes the high feast of Christ the King. It might seem odd or stretched, but the feast day shares a common message with Thanksgiving.
Moved by their own good fortune at dodging recent hurricanes, a Miami community expressed their gratitude by sending a convoy of volunteers and donations to Hurricane Michael’s ground zero in the state’s panhandle region in time for Thanksgiving.
The Indianapolis Council of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul host what they believe to be the largest food pantry in the Midwest, if not in the country, giving out groceries to 3,000 families each week.
Thanksgiving should be a daily attitude rather than an annual observance, according to an American Indian leader in Pennsylvania.