by Fr. Peter Carota
One year I was in Mexico for halloween. I saw so many mothers holding the hands of their children as the walked to them school. All the children were dressed up as little devils in red suites and horns. It was so sad to see Catholic mothers dressing their kids up as satan. I do not think they want their kids to be little devils at home causing all sorts of trouble. Who wants a devil for a child?
For that matter, who wants a pirate for a child? Or a ghost, or a Power ranger or any of the other things kids dress up for at Halloween that they are not in any danger of actually becoming in real life?
This, on the other hand, would be totally awesome!
Also, not every mother in Mexico is Catholic and it's kind of racist to assume that they are.
That night, in the property next to my parents house, there was a satanic gathering with a huge bonfire. All night long they screamed satanic incantations. It was the worst night I ever spent in my life, having to hear this over and over all night long.
Yes, I believe that gathering happened in the remote village of Nunca Pasó.
Also, I thought we were assuming that everyone in Mexico was Catholic?
Halloween is the night of satanic sacrifices and witch spells. I know this for a fact from hearing it from a wiccan’s mouth.
Also, I have never met a wiccan. The person told me that Halloween was the night of costumes and candy, which I assume was wiccan for "Satanic sacrifices and Witch Spells." And since this person spoke wiccan, I assume she must be an actual wiccan, case closed!
Seriously, that may be the stupidest two sentences I have ever heard from anyone not wearing a tricorn hat and holding a misspelt sign. No wiccan told you that. If someone did tell you that, that person was not a wiccan. Wiccans have nothing to do with anything "satanic" or with what you think of as "witches."
Pictured: Not a Wiccan.
Eight years ago, I was on retreat with all the priest from my diocese at San Damiano Retreat house in Danville California. I was praying before the Blessed Sacrament in their chapel when a group of people came in. I knew it would not be good because earlier I had seen them dancing around the peace pole.
It was an ecumenical group (with a catholic Franciscan priest whom I know personally). That year their motto was “opening the circle”.
Oh. That sounds nice. But I'm guessing it wasn't!
To my horror as I knelt praying, the witch began a guided meditation. I remember very well when she said; “On Halloween we witches burn away the old and begin all things new.”
Um, okay, still sounds kinda nice. When do we get to the scary part?
“On Halloween we witches burn away the old and begin all things new.” I reported this to our bishop and the staff at the retreat center. I should have stopped them and kicked them out of the chapel, but I am a coward and will pay for it after I die.
Holy shit, you're going to hell for a lack of courage? Nice religion you got there, Padre.
What do you see when driving around neighborhoods before Halloween? Spiders, ghost, witches, skeletons and tombstones. People have me bless their houses to get rid of devils and then they decorate their houses for him to come back, “just out of fun”.
Yes, because when Satan, the Prince of darkness, wants to come to your house, he first has to see fake skeletons or spiders hanging up somewhere or he won't show up? Because it's rude to show up uninvited?
I also bring a nice bottle of wine. It's just good etiquette!
Trick or Treat” is fun. Dressing up in costumes is fun. Parties are fun. But does it please Christ the King? NO NO NO. It only pleases the prince of darkness.
If there's one thing I can't stand it's costumes!
Costumes and parties. The two things I can't stand!
I can't stand costumes and parties and free candy- Three things! Three things I can't stand.
Amongst the things I can't stand are costumes, parties, and free candy. . .
In the public park here in South Phoenix, where we went for the Altar boy hike. . .
Wait, what? The "Altar Boy Hike?" Okay, now this is getting scary.
In the public park here in South Phoenix, where we went for the Altar boy hike, I ran into a “Meat Market” for Halloween. It has human body parts plastered all over the front, ground human meat in the tray and a baby about to be ground up like they do at abortions.
Yes, that's exactly how abortions are done. A six-month-old baby is fed into a meat grinder. You must have had some medical training, eh father?
”But it is just make believe.” ”Come on Father, chill out! Cut some slack, we’re just having fun.” And then we wonder why young students are killing their teachers and parents. Why police are killing kids and kids killing police. And does anyone even think about the meat market of the abortion mills?Wow. Where to begin? First of all, only an incredibly tiny percentage of young students are killing anyone, and of those that have committed patricide or gone on school-shooting rampages, were any of them affected by gruesome Halloween displays? It's a rhetorical question, I know you don't know. I don't either, which is why I don't make any claims either way.
Second, Meat market? The term "meat market" has two accepted meanings. One is an actual market in which people buy and sell meat. Surely you aren't suggesting that anyone is buying aborted fetuses as meat? The second meaning is any place where single people congregate in order to try to hook up for naughty fun times. I can't imagine you think that's going on at abortion clinics either.
Third, there's no such thing as an "abortion mill." There just isn't. Women seek abortions after careful consideration and weighting of options, I imagine it's an extremely difficult decision to make for most of them. And the doctors who perform the abortions are caring professionals who look after the health and well-being of their patients. No one is just thoughtlessly skipping off to the all-nite abortion-mart to willy-nilly terminate a pregnancy, you dolt.
All you priest reading this blog should offer The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass on Halloween night to fight the satanic sacrifices and witch spells being cast. The Latin Mass has so much power over satanic activity.
Oh my God. Why would it matter what language you say it in? Let's assume for the moment that this whole "satanic sacrifices and witch spells" thing was really going on. Believe me, it';s all in your imagination, but let's pretend for a moment. And let's assume that the mass has some sort of "power over satanic activity." Why Latin? Do you think that you're going to say the mass to cast out the devil and he's going to say "nice try, Father, but you said it in English, so I don't respect your authoritah!" Does the devil speak Latin? The Bible isn't even in Latin, it's in Greek and Hebrew. Even I know that and I've never been a seminarian.
Anyway, if Halloween is so terrible, what do you suggest people do instead?
Way ahead of Halloween, I start telling the people at Holy Mass, at Catechism, at the Catholic school and parents meeting that Halloween is not good and is getting worse every year (along with satan’s influence growing every year). I tell them they can have a party with saint’s costumes and tons of candy to rot their teeth and get them hyper. Of course, as usual, I am not popular because I do not go along with satanic fun.
Yes, that's why you're not popular. That must be it.