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Should Catholics participate in Halloween festivities?

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

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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

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