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Four ways to celebrate ‘Holywins’ with your family on the eve of All Saints

Oct 31, 2023

By ACI Prensa

The celebration of “Holywins” is an initiative that originated in Paris in 2002 with the aim of celebrating the eve... Read more

Angelus address on June 12, 2022

Pope Francis prays for victims of deadly Islamic terrorist attack in Somalia

Oct 30, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Somalia’s president said that at least 100 people were killed in the terrorist attack. Read more

A scene from the trailer promoting Liberty University's campus ministry production of "Scaremare."

Are Halloween ‘hell houses’ a good way to save souls?

Oct 29, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell

Popular among evangelical Protestant churches in the South, these “judgment houses” typically stage dramatic representations depicting what happens after people... Read more

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

The hallowed tradition of cemetery Masses

Oct 31, 2021

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 30, 2021

By Mary Farrow

As some Catholics see darker elements of some Halloween celebrations, parents often face similar dilemmas; what to do about Halloween? 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