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Here's a repost from one my fave Catholic blogs :)
There is much confusion about the origins of Halloween, and about what the Church celebrates on and around this day. Sometimes it can be a little difficult to make sense of it all. As a result, I offer the following links to articles and other resources that will help you to learn more about these holidays, and to defend them against the oh-so-typical charge that Catholics are pagans (in case you're wondering, we're not).
- My High Holy Day by John Zmirak - crisismagazine.com
- Halloween: It's Origins and Celebration - EWTN
- All Hallow's Eve by Mary Reed Newland - Catholic Education Resource Center
- Ideas for Sanctifying Halloween by Jen Miller - Catholic Education Resource Center
- How Halloween can be Redeemed by Page Zyromski - AmericanCatholic.org
- Is the celebration of Halloween a pagan feast? - Catholics United for the Faith, Inc.
- All Saint's Day and All Soul's Day - New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia