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Isaac Wilson’s hands clasped tightly as he kneeled and bowed his head in prayer this past weekend at Mass. He wore his best suit. He made sure he had his offertory donation ready for the collection. He nodded intently during the homily. He prayed.

“I was giving thanks,” the native Ugandan later said. “For my family. For my life. For this country. For the Church.”

Pausing, he curiously asked, “What does the Thanksgiving holiday mean? Why is it only one day?”