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Crossing Over the Sea of Mediocrity and Eternal Fire


Crossing Over the Sea of Mediocrity and Eternal Fire Perhaps you were expecting a post along the lines of: “If you participate in Halloween,” you’re aiding and abetting evil. Well, depending on one’s intention, that may very well be the case. I look at the displays all over the yards here where my family lives and you can’t help but feel the evil influence lurking beneath seemingly “benign”... Read More

Should Catholics participate in Halloween festivities?

September 12, 2011 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, General


Some parents at the Catholic school where my child attends want to have a Halloween Party. I am really troubled by this. To me it seems clearly antithetical to our faith to celebrate a pagan ritual rooted in the idea that sacrifice to demonic spirits would ward off their punishment. Even if the meaning is watered down to mere costume wearing at this point, the practice still celebrates evil and minimizes... Read More

Monsters vs. Monstrance – More Thoughts on Halloween

October 29, 2010 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, General


by Mark Shea Friday, October 29, 2010 Published with Permission National Catholic Register Come Sunday, we all celebrate Halloween again, that strange night of the year when, with one accord, American civilization dredges up all its darkest fears of the supernatural and waffles between scaring itself and laughing at the whole thing–nervously. It’s an odd thing really. Halloween urges upon us a... Read More

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