For those who were not brought up in an authentically Catholic cultural environment, Halloween can easily take on the character of a death festival.
Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Remember the days when Halloween meant flocks of children dressed as cowboys and princesses who actually did tricks on your doorstep in exchange for a treat? How did we get from that innocent celebration to the parade of ghouls, witches, and zombies that arrive on our porches today, impatiently grabbing candy out of the bowl as they rush off to the next stop?
With Halloween becoming darker and more demonic by the year, many parents are worried about allowing their children to participate in this event, but a Vatican trained exorcist says we need to remember that Halloween is a Christian holiday! Read the rest…
Parents are justified in their concern about the direction Halloween has been taking in recent years with the holiday becoming more occult-themed every year. But as my upcoming webinar will explain, when it comes to the infiltration of the occult into our children’s lives, what happens at Halloween, although important to be aware of, is just the tip of the iceberg.
LEB writes: “Every year I agonize over Halloween and what to allow my children to get involved in. It’s gotten so dark and occultish! Worse, some people say that the only option we have – All Saints Day – is derived from a pagan holiday! Are these our only choices?”
A senior writer for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America published a column in The New York Times encouraging little girls to wear sexy Halloween costumes this year.
The spokesman for the International Association of Exorcists says there is a marked increase in occult activity around Halloween which is why this holiday should be banned or substituted with something less sinister.
Five registered sex offenders in Simi Valley, California are suing the city over a law that prohibits them from welcoming children into their homes on Halloween night.