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All Souls Day Mass in a Catholic cemetery in Mobile Alabama.

The hallowed tradition of cemetery Masses

Oct 31, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

There are many different cultural traditions around Allhallowtide, but one of the most consistently honored is the practice of visiting... Read more

What to do about Halloween? Catholic moms – and an exorcist – weigh in

Oct 31, 2020

By Mary Farrow

As some Catholics see darker elements of some Halloween celebrations, parents like Cunningham often face similar dilemmas – what to... Read more

Memento mori skull on a marble wall.

Memento mori - Why this religious sister wants you to think about your death

Dec 31, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

Sr. Theresa Aletheia Noble, FSP, has had an interesting Twitter project for the last year and a half: she has... Read more

A ritual halloween witchcraft scene.

Number of Americans who say they are witches is on the rise

Oct 30, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

The number of Americans who claim to be witches has increased dramatically over the past 30 years.  Read more

A memento mori at the Teutonic Cemetery in the Vatican.

Spooky, scary, saintly? How Catholics can see Halloween at its best

Oct 4, 2018

Whether you dress up as a ghoul, a hero, or a saint, Halloween has a Christian origin that should inspire... Read more

Why your 'sexy nun' Halloween costume isn't funny

Oct 23, 2017

By Mary Farrow

In 2015, the president of the University of Louisville issued an official apology, after a photo depicting him dressed in... Read more

A March of Saints at St. John the Evangelist parish in the Diocese of Malolos.

March of Saints aims to catechize Filipino children about heaven

Oct 30, 2014

Families in Manila are gearing up to march in a colorful Oct. 31 parade dressed as their favorite saints, to... Read more