Setting the Record Straight - Why Halloween is Catholic - 10/26/17

October 26, 2017

The Catholic Church created Halloween. Pope Boniface IV in 610AD establshied All Martyrs Day. Pope Gregory IV moved it to November 1st. The name was changed to All Saints Day so we could honor all the souls including the martyrs. Saints, in English-speaking dialects, are sometimes called "The Hallowed" so it was called All Hallows Day. The evening before, All Hallows Day Eve, eventually was pronounced "Hallow'een." Did you know that it was once banned as being "too Catholic". Listen to the origin of the customs of Halloween. And to a suggestion for a truly Catholic Halloween Party for children.

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