My good friend (and Catholic priest) Fr. Stephen Koeth has written a lovely post in defense of celebrating Halloween. This time of year I often find myself defending Halloween too, mostly to people who see it as some sort of crass, commercial American export. Fr. Stephen strives to point out the symbolic meaning behind some of Halloween’s trappings, and how – despite it’s occasional excesses – the holiday isn’t necessarily as shallow as some would think.
Now, to head home and start baking treats for all my friends!