Catholics and Halloween
|Image from fellow homeschool mom Josette|
A quote from this article on Halloween's Catholic Origins probably sums up what I have been thinking and "talking" about lately on social networks and with people I know, (and just yesterday on Radyo Veritas, when I was interviewed because of this article on CBCP News about our homeschool group's All Saints' Day celebration on November 4):
"Let's not focus on werewolves, witches, goblins or other evil characters but maybe other virtuous people or heroes," he said. "If not saints, then have them dress up as a fireman or football player or G.I. Joe. There are a lot of good figures in our secular culture worth emulating."
In fact, I highly recommend all Catholic parents to read the complete article here, along with the other thought-provoking, inspiring articles about Catholics and Halloween below:
Should Catholics celebrate Halloween?
Christians and Halloween: Should Christians celebrate Halloween?
At the end of the day, Jesus reminds us that we are "in the world, not of the world," (John 17: 6-17), and that He has "sent" us into this world - so let's be the change we want to see in the world, and let God's love and light shine in our lives, for His greater glory! ;-)
Happy All Hallows' Eve everyone!
(originally posted here)