Arson, vandalism and other destruction have taken place at more than 100 Catholic sites across the United States since May 2020.
Winona-Rochester bishop expresses outrage over desecration at Catholic cemetery
Effie Caldarola: Halloween, All Saints’ and All Souls’ point to ‘thin places’
“Thin places are those times when, briefly, you encounter the sacred. All Saints’, its Halloween eve, All Souls’: They invite me to be present to something beyond this world’s reality.”
St. Cloud family’s ‘haunted’ hayrides help support local non-profits
The annual event has raised over $90,000 for the Knights of Columbus, schools and other non-profit organizations in the form of donations or educational scholarships to individuals or programs.
All Souls’ Day: Reflections, traditions and prayers
On Nov. 2, as a church, we observe All Souls’ Day, a day of prayer and remembrance for the souls of those who have died. The day concludes the season of what was once called Allhallowtide, which includes All Saints’ and its eve, Halloween.
Custom of dressing up for Halloween ‘devotional in spirit,’ says Tulsa bishop
Halloween is an opportunity for Catholics “to express in every detail of our observance the beauty and depth of the feast of All Saints,” said Bishop David A. Konderla of Tulsa.
The Catholic Church and Halloween
All Saints Day, Nov. 1, is a feast day to honor blessed people who could not be included in the church’s formal list of saints. But also of great importance was the day before it, Oct. 31, which was a traditional pagan harvest feast day.