I’m So Done With Apologizing For Halloween

BOO!

I just enjoy it. I enjoyed it before I was a Catholic, and I’ll continue to keep on enjoying it now that I am a Catholic.

Feel free to disagree with me, worry that your wacko friends are right that Halloween is evil, etc., etc.

Whatever.

Satan,  the ultimate Terrorist, enjoys his power over you. Why give him that “in?”

Instead, on Halloween, enjoy the decorations.

 

Enjoy trick or treating.

Enjoy the candy.

Enjoy the Peanuts Special.

Enjoy the scary costumes.

Enjoy the scary movies.

Enjoy the visceral thrills that fairyland, turned into a nightmare, brings.

You haven’t seen Army of Darkness?

And then go to Mass the next day, to celebrate the lives of the saints, and again on the following day to pray for the dead.

It’s about as natural as breathing air.

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  • Heloise1

    I love Halloween. I enjoy the preparations, I especially enjoy the children, both the little ones who are so Excited!11! and the older ones, who are a little sheepish.

  • luvmygrndhg

    Why is it that those who choose to celebrate Halloween with the mainstream get so upset when someone, especially a Catholic, chooses to not participate? Why get so angry and defensive?

    • Theresetherese

      I’m not sure that was the point of the post. I think the blog is defending those who DO choose to participate in the face of those who say they shouldn’t on the basis that its “evil.” Nowhere does it say that those who don’t celebrate are wrong or somehow not entitled to their opinion. I didn’t see the blogger as being angry or defensive. It was quite lighthearted and humorous. Don’t take things so seriously.

  • http://remnantofremnant.blogspot.com/ priest’s wife

    we go trick or treating…I just don’t like scary house decorations around the neighborhood- put up a bit after labor day…

  • Rebecca Fuentes

    THANK YOU! I have gotten so annoyed with some friends of mine who keep warning against celebrating Halloween–even linking to an article that compared celebrating it to being an unfaithful spouse. There is nothing wrong with the spooky and the macabre. Our faith is quite macabre. We follow and worship a man (And God) who was gruesomely murdered. Our greatest heroes often died in nightmarish ways. We keep and revere bits of them as relics. We consume our Savior’s body and blood. What is redemption but the change from the horrid, repulsive world of sin to the glory and light of the risen Christ.

  • CSmith

    Halloween–ick. My only “celebration” is to watch Arsenic and Old Lace. Man, I love that movie.

  • AMoniqueOcampo

    Thank you so much for this. I grew up loving Halloween.

  • KyPerson

    I love Halloween. I love good old scary movies (especially if they have giant spiders in them). I loved trick or treating and never in any way shape or form thought of the devil when I did. So I will watch Tarantula tonight and then go Mass tomorrow.

  • J.B.

    Halloween is just FUN, and I’m glad I’m a Catholic and not a Southern Baptist. But if you have to dress up as a saint, St. Lucy is always a good one to go with – she’s depicted as holding her eyes on a platter!!!


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