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Thanksgiving Symbolism

Learn the meaning behind your favorite festive foods.

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A Prayer for Thanksgiving

Catholic blessing for your family feast.

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Photo illustration by Melissa Hartog

George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Thanksgiving

Comforting words for a new nation and for a time when it was torn by civil war.

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Defusing the Powder Keg of Racial Tensions

The violence in Ferguson, Mo., highlighs the need to seek ways to replace confrontation with reconciliation.

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Church Leaders in India Aghast Over Sterilization Deaths

The shocking deaths of 14 young mothers in the Indian state of Chattisgarh is part of a pattern of medical misconduct targeting India’s poorest citizens, they charge.

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Be Brothers and Sisters for Peace, Pope Tells Europe

Pope Francis addressed representatives of Council of Europe institutions yesterday in Strasbourg.

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Washington State Matchup: Religious Liberty vs. Plan B

‘The government has no business punishing citizens solely because of their religious beliefs,’ said a lawyer with the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.

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Pope: The Church Is on Pilgrimage to Heaven

The Holy Father encourages the faithful to be signs of hope in his general audience on Nov. 26.

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