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Thanksgiving: A unique holiday for a uniquely diverse nation

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PHILADELPHIA — What does Thanksgiving really mean to you? Is it just a really big dinner, or is there something more about it that maybe you’ve forgotten?

It 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. Read more »

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Commentary: Season to be grateful begins

November 26th, 2015 Posted in Opinion Tags: , ,

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This is the thanks-saying, thanks-doing, thanksgiving season. It begins in late November and runs through Christmas. In the United States, Thanksgiving Day is a secular feast, although many religious congregations mark it with special services and prayers.

We would be a better, stronger, happier nation if we lived gratefully with one another every day of the year, not just on Thanksgiving Day. Organized religion can help to make that happen. Read more »

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Catholics help groups provide Thanksgiving meals to the needy

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Volunteers will fan out across southern Queen Anne’s County, Md.,  the Saturday before Thanksgiving, bringing something to be thankful about to some 400 families.

The Feed-a-Family volunteers will deliver food baskets containing turkeys, chickens, and items for all the trimmings of a traditional Thanksgiving meal, courtesy of a dozen churches, local businesses, schools, and other organizations from Centreville to the tip of Kent Island. Read more »

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Halloween at St. E’s helps St. Martin’s Barn

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St. Elizabeth High School seniors kicked off the school’s Thanksgiving food drive for St. Martin’s Barn in Ridgely, Md., by dressing up for Halloween. The cost for St. E seniors to spend the day in costume was a donated canned good or pasta.

Senior Mary Birmingham took the opportunity to dress as the school’s principal, Shirley Bounds.

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