Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Resources on Halloween and All Saints/Souls Day


There is much confusion about the origins of Halloween, and about what the Church celebrates on and around this day. Sometimes it can be a little difficult to make sense of it all. As a result, I offer the following links to articles and other resources that will help you to learn more about these holidays, and to defend them against the oh-so-typical charge that Catholics are pagans. I say Protestants just don't know how to throw a party like we do! (evidence here)

I repost this every year around this time with additional links, so if you are a regular here see the bottom of the list for some material that you might not have read yet.

Have fun everyone! Be holy!

Pax Christi,
phatcatholic

11 comments:

jmjtina said...

nick, i think another prime example of Catholics having a better time could also be found here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RMzA82H-Qo


haha! Happy Hallow's Eve mi amigo!

jmjtina said...

BTW, shouldn't you be writing a paper mister?!

=)

phatcatholic said...

BTW, shouldn't you be writing a paper mister?!

*sigh* yea....

Crafty P said...

lovely links! you rock, Nick! thanks bunches!!! (now why didn't I think of CUF....of course!)

Laura H. said...

I was thinking the same thing, Tina! ;)


Ain't no part like a Catholic party cause a Catholic party don't stop..

Amy M. said...

BTW, shouldn't you be writing a paper mister?!

Took the words right out of my mouth <_<

Matt1618 said...

woh! scary picture!

Maria Helena said...

Furthermore, Protestants celebrate "Reformation Day" on October 31 the same way we celebrate Halloween. Hhhmmmm...hypocritical, maybe? Reformation Day is a historical day when Protestants posted their proclamation to seperate from the Catholic Church on the front door of the Church. Then, they fled from Halloween and the Saints to America.

manuel3 / m3studios said...

was thinking about looking up some catholic info on halloween, thought of u, scrolled down a bit...and u didn't disappoint! thnx nick

phatcatholic said...

I'm always happy to be of service :D

Lothar Lorraine said...

Hello, I'm going to be off-topic.

I have just started a series of posts about James White and the likes (that is the New Calvinists).

I am searching for members of the Church of Rom who will bring a Catholic perspective to the conversations.
From all what I've read you seem to be a worthy candidate and I would be delighted if you accepted my invitation :=)
http://lotharlorraine.wordpress.com/2013/11/07/naked-calvinism-motivation-and-methodology/

Lovely greetings in Christ.

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