Sunday, October 31, 2010

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Should Catholics Celebrate Halloween?

by Scott P. Richert

A Controversial Holiday:

Every year, a debate rages among Catholics and other Christians: Is Halloween a satanic holiday or merely a secular one? Should Catholic children dress up like ghosts and goblins? Is it good for children to be scared? Lost in the debate is the history of Halloween, which, far from being a pagan religious event, is actually a Christian celebration that's almost 1,300 years old.

The Christian Origins of Halloween:

"Halloween" is a name that means nothing by itself. It is a contraction of "All Hallows Eve," and it designates the vigil of All Hallows Day, more commonly known today as All Saints Day. ("Hallow," as a noun, is an old English word for saint. As a verb, it means to make something holy or to honor it as holy.) All Saints Day, November 1, is a Holy Day of Obligation, and both the feast and the vigil have been celebrated since the early eighth century, when they were instituted by Pope Gregory III in Rome. (A century later, they were extended to the Church at large by Pope Gregory IV.)

The Pagan Origins of Halloween:

Despite concerns among some Catholics and other Christians in recent years about the "pagan origins" of Halloween, there really are none. The first attempts to show some connection between the vigil of All Saints and the Celtic harvest festival of Samhain came over a thousand years after All Saints Day became a universal feast, and there's no evidence whatsoever that Gregory III or Gregory IV was even aware of Samhain.

In Celtic peasant culture, however, elements of the harvest festival survived, even among Christians, just as the Christmas tree owes its origins to pre-Christian Germanic traditions without being a pagan ritual.

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Radio Free Indiana: Interview with Dr. Kevin MacDonald

Matt Parrott interviews Dr. Kevin MacDonald, author of Cultural Insurrections: Essays on Western Civilization, Jewish Influence, and Anti-Semitism.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010


“A state of war serves only as an excuse for domestic tyranny.”

Aleksandr Soltsenitsyn

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Monday, October 4, 2010

Glenn Beck repackages Alex Jones' ideas

Merlin Miller interviewed on the Political Cesspool

Merlin Miller, a graduate of West Point Military Academy and also an award-winning motion picture director/producer joins James Edwards and Winston Smith to discuss his film company, Americana Pictures.

One of his quality projects in development is, “From the Shadows of Liberty”, a powerful story of action, intrigue and romance. It has direct connection to the little known, but historically significant assault on the USS Liberty and impacts the current and noble struggle to preserve our individual liberties and our nation’s sovereignty.

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