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Consider Before Conform There are many traditions that are practiced throughout todays society The Catholic Church should not conform to the masses and take part in all these traditions There are many traditions that have an evil and immoral background Halloween for example is a holiday that has traditions of paganism and evil I grew up as a Catholic in a Catholic family in a Catholic parish and I saw how Halloween was accepted in the Catholic community Students would dress up as skeletons witches and ghosts Spider webs covered the walls of the lunch room and jack-o-lanterns would line the halls The parish would even sponsor parties Most Catholics only take part in Halloween so their children are accepted in todays society Underwood This is not a valid excuse Teenage sex outside of marriage is accepted in society but Catholics do not let their children take part in this Underwood Catholics should not celebrate Halloween because everything that is attached to this holiday is also attached to its evil history The name Halloween itself is linked to death and evil On October 31st ancient Celtic tribes would worship Samhain god of the dead to insure the next years crop would flourish When the Christians came along and tried to Christianize the holiday they created All Saints Day to honor the saints in heaven Franco This was held on November 1st and was also known as All Hallows Day Then All Hallows Eve was created to remember the dead Halloween This All Hallows Eve came to be known as Halloween The present day practice of wearing costumes is also associated with evil sprits On All Hallows Eve the Celts would wear costumes made of animal heads and skins and would search the town for sacrifices to their god of death Samhain Brown That is why most of todays costumes represent death such as ghosts and skeletons The phrase trick or treat represents what the past
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