When you think of Halloween, what comes to mind? For a lot of people, Halloween has become
synonymous with candy, costumes, scary stuff, witches, ghosts and pumpkins. But do you
know the Christian connection to the holiday?
Catholics and Halloween
How can Catholics celebrate Halloween in the context of their Christian faith? Listen to American Catholic Radio
to find out.
Why do we carve pumpkins for Halloween? Read a story from Catholic Update that explains the origin of this yearly tradition.
What are Catholics to think about the devil, exorcism, psychic hotlines, fortune tellers,
ESP, ghosts and magic in the light of current Church teaching? Curiosity about the supernatural
is normal especially for teenagers during Halloween but is it of the devil as some
How can Catholics keep All Hallows Eve from becoming hollow?
Celebrate Halloween and All Saints Day while remembering both the Christian
connection to Halloween and the positive messages that stem from the holiday.
What is the basis for the Catholic Churchs teaching about purgatory and
praying for the dead? Why do Catholics pray for the dead?
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