Taylor Marshall offers his list of the “Top Ten Things to do for a Catholic Halloween” on his blog Canterbury Tales. (Thanks to JH at Opinionated Catholic for this link.) I found Taylor’s points interesting and refreshing:
There are many Christians who have written off Halloween as some sort of diabolical black mass. It’s the vigil of a Christian holy day: All Hallows’ Eve or All Saints Eve. Has it been corrupted by our culture and consumer market? You bet. However, Christmas has also been derailed by the culture. Does that mean that we’re going hand over Christmas? No way! Same goes for Halloween. The Church does not surrender what rightfully belongs to her – she wins it back!
I’ve been exposed to some people who want to do away with celebrating Halloween entirely. And while I understand their concerns, I don’t share them. I think that Halloween, in general, is a harmless party where kids can dress in costumes, have a little fun, and get free candy.
Have fun out there and stay out of trouble!