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Christmas Gift Guide 2017

In anticipation of Christmas, we offer our readers a selection of gift ideas that honor Jesus — the first and best Christmas gift. (Prices subject to change.)   Unless otherwise noted, to order: Visit EWTNRC.com or call (800)...

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Feasting With True Thanksgiving

Yes, it’s good to be healthy and fit. Yes, it’s good to care for our bodies. But it’s good to feast, too. It’s good to sit down with family and friends and joyfully partake in the bounty of the season. The good news is: We can have it both...

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Cardinal DiNardo Highlights Immigrants and Refugees in Thanksgiving Message

WASHINGTON — In his Thanksgiving message, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said he is grateful for the gifts and contributions of immigrants and refugees in the United States. "As we do every year,...

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A Prayer for Thanksgiving

Lord, we thank you for the goodness of our people and for the spirit of justice that fills this nation. We thank you for the beauty and fullness of the land and the challenge of the cities. We thank you for our work and our rest, for one...

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Thanksgiving Is America’s Most Religious Holiday

Thanksgiving is a religious holiday. It’s also a very Catholic religious holiday. Celebrate it with gusto! But before historians, politicians and secularists get up in arms to blast my thesis, let me first explain what I mean by “religious” and...

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George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Thanksgiving

In response to a joint request by both Houses of Congress, on Oct. 3, 1789, President George Washington proclaimed Nov.  26, 1789, as a day of “public thanksgiving and prayer” devoted to “the service of that great and glorious Being who is the...

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Giving Thanks to God for His Many Blessings

At a time of year when we are given to ponder the four last things, praying for the souls in purgatory and preparing for Advent, we are inevitably barraged with advertising from companies and stores that are overly eager to get us to buy what...

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Burmese Cardinal Eagerly Awaits Pope Francis’ Visit

As Pope Francis prepares to head to Burma Nov. 27-30 — the first papal visit to the country — what should he expect, and what impact is his apostolic voyage likely to have on the troubled country? To find out, Cardinal Charles Maung Bo of Yangon...

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SDG Reviews ‘Coco’

Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives, a 2009 collection of short stories by David Eagleman, imagines life beyond the grave in a variety of mutually exclusive ways. In a fragment called “Metamorphosis,” Eagleman describes a waiting room or...

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United in History and Tragedy: JFK and Pope Pius XII

President Donald Trump recently authorized a massive declassification of documents relating to the 1963 assassination of America’s first and only Catholic president, John F. Kennedy. The dreadful anniversary of the shooting, Nov. 22, is again...