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Catholic Answers to Your Halloween Questions

“Is Halloween an evil holiday?” Nope! The word itself means “All Hallows’ Eve” (“hallow” is an old-fashioned word for holy) because it’s the night before the feast of All Saints. There’s a lot of research that’s been done on...

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Why Do Catholics Abstain From Meat On Fridays During Lent?

Picture it: You’re in a hurry. You’re focused on school or work or family or friends, where there are a thousand things going on. You stop real quick to eat in the middle of the day. Halfway through the...

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Why Do Catholics Put Ashes On Our Heads On Ash Wednesday?

“Excuse me, you’ve got some dirt on your head.” Ash Wednesday is just around the corner and every year someone says that to me on Ash Wednesday. Maybe it has happened to you too. In the past it used...

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