Here is my article for Halloween for Aleteia. It is an edited and updated version of an earlier article published at Halloween in previous years.
Are witches real? Of course they are. Are they skinny old women with green skin, a pointy chin, a wart on their nose, cackling over a cauldron? Of course not. Do they attend an academy called “Hogwarts,” play a form of hockey on their broomsticks, and battle mythical beasts? Of course not. All of that is an attempt to make us believe that there are not really such things as witches.
Witchcraft is alive and well in our modern, secular age. It has taken the name “Wicca” and claims an increasing number of adherents.
Go to the Aleteia site here to read the whole article.