Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Mexico's Roman Catholic Church criticizes Halloween

Mexico’s Roman Catholic Church criticized Halloween as “damaging and against the faith” yesterday, as conservatives sought to stem celebration of the holiday and return to the country’s traditional Day of the Dead.

The U.S.-style holiday has made broad inroads in Mexico, where monster costumes are almost as widely sold as the marigold flowers traditionally used to decorate relatives’ graves during Day of the Dead ceremonies on Nov. 1 and 2, when families build altars and leave food, drink and flowers for the departed.

“Those who celebrate Halloween are worshipping a culture of death that is the product of a mix of pagan customs,” the Archdiocese of Mexico said in an article on its Web site yesterday.

“The worst thing is that this celebration has been identified with neo-pagans, Satanism and occult worship.”
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1 comment:

Robin Edgar said...

Hmmm. . . So what happens the day after Hallowe'en in Mexico pray tell? ;-)