Some people say that Christians shouldn’t celebrate Halloween, because it is connected to a Satanic holy day – i.e., Samhain.
Others say we can baptize it and make it something nice. The truth is somewhere in between. Exorcist Msgr. Michael Rosetti of the St. Michael Center for Spiritual Renewal gives his thoughts @ https://www.instagram.com/reel/CkOfMGUDRiy/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y%3D.
Or if you prefer to read:
“I have no problem with people going from house to house and getting some candy from people. That’s okay. But would I suggest you dress like a witch or a demon? Oh…if you had any idea how ugly witchcraft is, or how incredibly evil demons are, you wouldn’t even think about that.
“Do I want to start doing magic and potions and stuff? Absolutely not. We shouldn’t be frightened of Satan, but we shouldn’t underestimate him and how evil these things can be.
“So one family I like – a Catholic family – they decided to have their children dress up as their favorite saint, which was nice.
“I thought that was nice and having a party for kids on Halloween is nice. But here’s what we do: here at the center, we have a holy hour close to the midnight, and then maybe some several hours, because it’s true that evil is particularly rampant on All Hallow’s Eve.
“On the eve of the Feast of All Saints, the demons try to take something holy like All Saints and pervert it. Satanic inversion, we call that. And so to counteract that – prayer, mass, rosaries…”
“Parties are fine, but don’t forget to pray. Don’t forget to promote God’s kingdom.”
BELOW, Dr. Taylor Marshall and exorcist Father Chad Ripperger talk on the same subject.
One of our girls married a Texan and settled in an area that is heavily Hispanic. They have adopted the Day of the Dead celebration where they take out their photos of ancestors, make family recipes, and tell all the stories again. I think it’s wonderful and only wish I’d known about it when my kids were young.
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The first Halloween after we moved to Chicago, we didn’t know whether to expect any trick-or-treaters. Our place was a third-floor walk-up. Nothing happened, until finally the doorbell rang, “Trick or Treat!” and we buzzed them in. Three young teens tromped up the stairs to our door, where we saw they were in normal street clothes, but looked like they’d been slimed (as they say in Ghostbusters). I said, what are you guys supposed to be? They looked at each other and said, “We’re a mess!” They got all our candy. (They told us they’d just been attacked by kids throwing eggs – ah, youth.)
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“We’re a mess” LOLOLOL
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