Students in Bensonhurst refuse to let people go hungry on Thanksgiving. The student council at Bishop Kearney H.S. sponsored a Thanksgiving food drive the week of Nov. 14.
Shortly after jihadist murderers killed over 130 people in Paris, with seven of the terrorists blowing themselves up in the process, U.S. President Barack Obama spoke to the nation and described the massacres as “an attack on all of humanity and the universal values that we share.”
Like many families, during the holidays we try to focus on thankfulness by asking each guest at a festive meal to express that for which they are most thankful.
While the most recent terrorist attacks in Paris dampen our Thanksgiving season, we still can find reasons to give thanks this year. We give thanks this year for the great gift of Pope Francis and his visit to the U.S. and New York in September. Certainly, it was a highlight among the news events of the past year.
My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, The origins of Thanksgiving Day come to us from Colonial times when tradition has it that the Pilgrims and the Native Indians rejoiced after a plentiful harvest. There are various interpretations of this tradition, however, I always say that the fact is that is the way it should have been. If it was not that way, it is unfortunate.