Young people join hands Oct. 25, 2016, during a children's Mass celebrated by Archbishop Jose H. Gomez at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles. According to the Los Angeles Archdiocese the annual Mass, hosted by the Missionary Childhood Association, is the nation's largest children's Mass. It celebrates the contributions by local youth who help underserved children of the world. (CNS photo / Victor Aleman, Vida Nueva)
"We thank you and praise you for a people of many colors and cultures and gifts who enriched one another's understanding of life rather than set out to set one against the other."
- Sr. Joan Chittister, from A Thanksgiving Day prayer in a riven land, published at National Catholic Reporter