Tonight, on the eve of All Saints Day—more popularly known as Halloween—I'll be making my second appearance this year on Catholic Answers Live, the radio show of Catholic Answers, the leading Catholic apologetics organization in the United States. Our topic will be—what else?—"A Catholic Approach to Halloween."
Catholic Answers Live is heard on over 160 AM and FM radio stations around the United States, as well as on Sirius Satellite Radio (Channel 130), EWTN shortwave, and online at Catholic Answers website, Catholic.com. You can find a list of radio stations that carry the show here.
Our discussion of "A Catholic Approach to Halloween" will begin at 6:00 P.M. Eastern time (5:00 P.M. Central; 4:00 P.M. Mountain; 3:00 P.M. Pacific). During the first ten minutes of the program, host Patrick Coffin and I will discuss some of the anti-Catholic myths surrounding Halloween and try to set the record straight, and then we'll open up the phone lines for questions and answers. If you've been reading my articles on Halloween here on the About.com Catholicism GuideSite—whether you've agreed with them or not—I hope that you'll call (888) 31-TRUTH and join in the discussion!
If you're worried that you'll forget to tune in with all the hustle and bustle of preparing for trick-or-treating, just follow me on Twitter and like the About.com Catholicism Page on Facebook. As showtime draws near, I'll make sure to remind you—I want to hear your voice on the radio!
(Five of the Richert children celebrate Halloween 2007. Photo © Amy J. Richert)
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- Should Catholics Celebrate Halloween?
- Halloween: A Catholic View
- Reader Question: Is Halloween Anti-Christian?
- Halloween, Jack Chick, and Anti-Catholicism
- Celebrating Halloween
- The Exorcist, Horror, and Faith
- Readers Respond: How Do You Celebrate Halloween?
- When Is Halloween 2012?
- Children in Costumes for Halloween 2007