Friday's Daily Telegraph carried a report that the multi national stores and major employers are censoring (good word that) all Halloween costumery that might cause offence.
We all know what that means. No more wild eyed arab masks, no more "gay" outfits and no more butch gear for the....you know who types.
|Standard Halloween costume....|
.....who cares about offending Catholics?
But, believe me, that censorship will not include any mad monk outfits or saucy nun habits.
Commercial censorship is only concerned with giving offence to Muslims, Homosexuals and Lesbians (and the in-betweeners).
I know of one parish where the priest has made valiant efforts to encourage parents to revive Halloween as a Catholic event where the children dress up as their favourite saints.
No interest from the parish.
Not ghoulish enough, not zombie enough, too "holy" and we mustn't have that!
But, if you do wish to hold a Halloween party, and why not? you can do it with a Catholic (and original) theme.
Here is how one commentator and friend (Mommymayhem) and her family celebrate All Saints' Eve......
Thank you GM.