Thanksgiving Reflection: We had Thanksgiving Dinner at the Catholic Worker House among the poor and homeless of Cleveland (currently the poorest city in the country). The camarderie, and grace, this evening was palpable. The turkey wasn’t bad either… On a board in the house the following was written for the occasion: “And don’t forget this country was formed on the conquest of stolen land and that millions of indigenous people were slaughtered at the hands of the white man.” …How true, huh. And it’s not enough, we believe, to just lament the fact. It is up to us to make it right — which means way more than a legislative, formalized apology. We need to make significant tangible amends and go about the task of forming, through a melding of cultures, what God probably intended for America since the beginning — or rather, since 1492. Note: To view how we might go about that, see our Native American position paper.