Halloween

Why You Should Visit a Cemetery November 1-8

Cemeteries sometimes receive a bad reputation thanks to movies and literature that only focus on a “horror” aspect—most of it fantasy—of it. These focus on brain-eating zombies, witches, and “brave” teenagers doing occult stuff in them, and really, just using them as settings for gory and frightening things happened to the protagonists. However, we Catholics …

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Gruesome Deaths of the Saints to Put You in the Halloween Mood

Most people view Halloween as a time of gory, villainous characters, maybe even of the demonic. But nobody has anything on Catholic saints. Here are twelve martyrs that received some of the most gruesome deaths imaginable.   1. Saint Stephen The first martyr, Stephen was stoned to death for his faith and died echoing the …

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The Epic Catholic’s Guide to Halloween and Spiritual Warfare

Have you ever wondered if Halloween is evil? Should Catholics be celebrating Halloween? Is the holiday harmless or dangerous? This time of year evokes debate from all different perspectives about the origins, safety, and sanctity of the yearly celebration of Halloween. Some worry about the possibility of demonic influence surrounding the day and night. Others …

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7 Ways to Make Your All Saints Day Happier Than Your Halloween

Every October 31, American Catholics worth half their weight in holy water are busy reminding their countrymen that without All Saints’ Day (November 1), there would be no Halloween. Indeed, the word “Halloween” derives from the anachronistic designation of “All Hallows’ [i.e., Saints’] Eve.” There are various worthwhile articles detailing how Catholics can celebrate Halloween, …

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