- Apr 16, 2021
For the past 34 years, the Knights council, has hosted Thanksgiving for folks in the community who might need a little help or a little company.
As we celebrate the Thanksgiving weekend as a country, and as we weekly approach the Eucharist, the “Great Thanksgiving” of the Christian faith, we are summoned to reject entitlement and to pick up the gracious mantle of compassion, gratitude, and generosity for our good and the good of all God’s people.
Seminarians studying at the Pontifical North American College in Rome have a lot to be thankful for come Thanksgiving Day. Among them is their community, and also for home-baked pumpkin pie, made by their fellow students, the fifth-year student priests of the college.
Thanksgiving is unique among American holidays in that it is both civic and religious in its origins. It is unlike Christmas and Easter which are, strictly speaking, religious holy days that were adopted by the general culture as holidays, or Independence Day which is completely civic.
There are thousands of Americans in Rome. Many of them are students, like Schneible was. The Vatican has several American employees, and hundreds of American priests and religious work and study in the heart of the Church. For all of them, celebrating Thanksgiving takes some effort.
NEW YORK – The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has issued a special Thanksgiving message, offering a particular plea for the protection of migrants and refugee families. In a statement released on Monday, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, archbishop of Galveston-Houston and president of the USCCB, expressed solidarity with DACA
DENVER, Colorado – While many will gather for Thanksgiving this year around tables filled with food and family, the National Council of the U.S. Society of St. Vincent de Paul have set out to make sure that the poor and homeless will also experience a holiday filled with community. “Society
“Let us pray for everyone separated from the abundance of our country that God may comfort them and opportunities may open for them to fully participate in the hope of America,” the leaders of the American bishops said. “Let us also especially remember the elderly and those who are in need, as well as anyone who may be spending the day alone.”