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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.

“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.

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

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.