“Eucharist” is Greek for “Thanksgiving”, by Patty Knap

By Patty Knap, EWTN News – Did you know the word “Eucharist” actually means “thanksgiving?”.. Growing up our family Thanksgiving Day always started by going to Mass… My mother would say, “It’s God that we’re thanking. What better way to be thankful than to go to Mass?”… The first Thanksgiving was an expression of gratitude, and ours can be too. There’s plenty to complain and stress about, but we all have aspects of our lives and people in our lives to be thankful for. Thanksgiving is the acknowledgment that those blessings come from God.

The Brown Pelican Society Will Return Tuesday, December 1st

The Brown Pelican Society Wishes Everyone a blessed and peace-filled Thanksgiving. May the Peace of Christ be with you always.

WATCH: Courageous Priest Offers Frank Assessment of McCarrick Report, TAN Books

TAN Books – Father Jeffrey Kirby is the Pastor of Our Lady of Grace Parish in Indian Land, South Carolina. Fr. Kirby provides a frank assessment of bishop accountability surrounding the McCarrick Report… Accountability and the McCarrick Report

NEWS

DNC Official Seeks to ‘Deprogram 75M Trump Supporters’, by Michael F. Haverluck

By Michael F. Haverluck, OneNewsNow – Anticipating Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden to assume the White House in January as questionable vote tallies continue to lean in the former vice president’s favor, newly elected California DNC member David Atkins is seriously considering putting conservatives not aligned with Democrats’ radical socialist agenda into re-education camps… “No seriously … how *do* you deprogram 75 million people? … Where do you start? Fox? Facebook?” he wrote in his following tweet. “We have to start thinking in terms of post-WWII Germany or Japan. Or the failures of Reconstruction in the South.”

How Pro-Life Presidents Should Defend the Unborn, by C.C. Pecknold

By C.C. Pecknold, First Things – With legal scholar Joshua Craddock and “Americans United for Life” president Catherine Glenn Foster, I have been advocating for something we call “The Lincoln Proposal.” Our proposal takes inspiration from Abraham Lincoln’s most important moral act as president—the abolition of slavery—and applies his lessons about the just use of executive power to the pro-life cause.

Msgr. Charles Pope: Some Thoughts on Jesus as a “Concealed King”

Msgr. Charles Pope – We do well to further examine a quality of Christ’s kingship mentioned in yesterday’s sermon notes, namely that he is a “concealed” King. In the gospel, both the saved and condemned are surprised and wonder when they encountered Jesus at all, whether as hungry, thirsty, naked, a stranger, sick or in prison. He replies, Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’

Fr. George Rutler: Hail Christ the King

By Fr. George Rutler, Church Militant – These days, I am frequently asked if we are living in the end times. As the grace of holy orders does not make me a seer, I defer, as is prudent, to the King of Universe: “Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming”… So the answer simply is that we do not know, but as the Coast Guard’s “Semper Paratus” motto exhorts, we must constantly be prepared.

California Churches File Emergency Request With Supreme Court to Stop Gov Newsom’s Lockdown, by Liberty Counsel

By Liberty Counsel, LifeNews – Harvest Rock Church and Harvest International Ministry filed an emergency petition today asking the Supreme Court for an injunction pending appeal in their federal lawsuit against California Governor Gavin Newsom’s unconstitutional orders… Last month, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in a 2-1 decision did not grant an injunction pending appeal. However, the Court of Appeals will hear the merits of the request for an injunction in a future hearing to be set in the new year.

Fr. Paul D. Scalia: The Hidden King

By Fr. Paul D. Scalia, The Catholic Thing – There is a certain irony in today’s Solemnity of Christ the King. An irony that touches on the subtlety of His Kingship and the purpose of it… In short, we celebrate today the very title that our Lord Himself avoided. When the crowds went to make Him King, He withdrew from them… When Pontius Pilate asked Him directly, He gave the elusive response, “You say that I am a king”…

Pray the Rosary to Heal a Troubled World, by Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle

By Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle, Catholic Exchange – The Rosary is not merely a string of beads with a crucifix attached. It is a centuries-old beloved prayer of the Catholic Church and has an interesting background. Some say that the use of beads to count prayers dates back to the Middle Ages. In fact, the Desert Fathers used beads for keeping track of prayers in the fourth century. The Rosary itself was gradually developed between the twelfth and fifteenth centuries.

Fr. Altman: Tell Your Bishop ‘Never Again’ on Church Lockdowns (WATCh)

By Fr. James Altman, Complicit Clergy – “We were chosen to live in this time and place, loaded with tons of opportunities to serve him as a servant is supposed to do — to become saints and martyrs,” Altman said in a homily last weekend… “The thing is, we do that best by and through being fully attached to the vine, by being fully immersed in the holy sacrifice of the mass, fully immersed in the reception of the sacraments, especially reconciliation, and daily practice of devotions. …”…

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: She Put in All That She Had

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 21:1-4 – He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury; and he saw a poor widow put in two copper coins. And he said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them; for they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all the living that she had.”

Saint of the Day for November 23: Blessed Miguel Agustín Pro

By Franciscan Media – “¡Viva Cristo Rey!”—Long live Christ the King!—were the last words Pro uttered before he was executed for being a Catholic priest and serving his flock… Born into a prosperous, devout family in Guadalupe de Zacatecas, Mexico, Miguel entered the Jesuits in 1911, but three years later fled to Granada, Spain, because of religious persecution in Mexico. He was ordained in Belgium in 1925.

Civil War Is Coming. Can We Stop It in Time? by Charles Coulombe

By Charles Coulombe, Crisis Magazine – The battle of righteousness versus Satan. Yes, Satan, because these leftists are evil, corrupt and they want to tear down this nation. We must not allow this. We must fight this corruption that has taken over and fight for the good that seems lost. Let us give our trust to God and fight now for Trump’s victory because we all know this ballot count is [corrupt] like they are, so let us not back down.

Is the Lockdown Costing More Lives Than It Saves? by Phil Lawler

By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture – “By staying home, we’re saving lives.” How often have you heard that logic during the last several months? Let’s take a closer look at it… If you know or even suspect that you have a highly infectious and potentially deadly disease, then of course, you should stay home; if you’re out and about, you’re putting others at risk… What if 99% of the people who do catch the disease survive it—in most cases, without serious symptoms? In that case, when a productive citizen stays home, there’s a cost to society—a cost that can ultimately be measured in lives.

A Time of Chaos Upon Chaos Atop Chaos, by Victor Davis Hanson

By Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness – America will weather its current hysterias… But the tensions and furor are reminiscent of the last generations of the Roman Republic. In its last century, Romans began to adjudicate politics by obsequious partisan town criers (their version of our media), mass demonstrations, and freelance street gangs. Looters, arsonists, and demonstrators did pretty much as they pleased in the streets of Rome without fear of legal consequences… In our time, the media has now vanished—kaput, no more, ended.

Mexican President: ‘We Cannot’ Congratulate Biden Before Results Are Official, by Anthony Murdoch

By Anthony Murdoch, LifeSiteNews – The populist left-leaning President of Mexico doubled down in a press conference on November 9, arguing that Mexico “cannot act recklessly” in congratulating Joe Biden as the “potential” winner of the 2020 U.S. presidential elections until official results are posted… “I want to make it clear, to inform the people of Mexico, regarding the United States elections, the position of the government that I represent is to wait for the United States authorities in charge of the electoral process to decide on the winner for the presidency”

What Mary’s Presentation Teaches Us About Parenting, by Michele Chronister

By Michele Chronister, Catholic Exchange – The feast of the Presentation of Mary is also the baptism anniversary of my oldest daughter. I remember taking her to Mass on that feast day when she was a toddler, about the same age that Mary was when she was presented in the Temple, and struggling to imagine what it must have been like for Sts. Joachim and Anne to leave her at the Temple at that age.

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: She Put in All That She Had

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 21:1-4 – He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury; and he saw a poor widow put in two copper coins. And he said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them; for they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all the living that she had.”

Founder’s Quote

“The Constitution ought to be the standard of construction for the laws, and that wherever there is an evident opposition, the laws ought to give place […]

Saint of the Day for November 23: Blessed Miguel Agustín Pro

By Franciscan Media – “¡Viva Cristo Rey!”—Long live Christ the King!—were the last words Pro uttered before he was executed for being a Catholic priest and serving his flock… Born into a prosperous, devout family in Guadalupe de Zacatecas, Mexico, Miguel entered the Jesuits in 1911, but three years later fled to Granada, Spain, because of religious persecution in Mexico. He was ordained in Belgium in 1925.

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