John Zmirak on All Saints Day/All Souls Day and this insight.
It’s our very comfort with the queerness and creepiness of the whole soul-body mystery that marks the Catholic faith off from its closest competitors. I grew up loving The Addams Family, without knowing quite why, until one day as an adult I realized: These people are an aristocratic, trad-Catholic homeschooling family trapped in a sterile Protestant suburb! Shunning the utilitarianism and conformity that surrounds them, they face the Grim Reaper with rueful good cheer, in a Gothic home stock full of relics. Indeed, I think I might have spotted several Addamses at the indult parish in New York City . .
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I’ve always loved Holloween and one of the reasons was because people always gave us lots of goodies and back then we never heard or were afraid of someone placing something in our pillow case which might hurt us in anyway.
As far as Purgatory is concerned, there was never a doubt that “IT” existed and I did watch The Adams Family once or twice and although “IT” was never my cup of tea, I still respected them. Everyday, I still pray for Temporary Purgatory and Purgatory and I’ve no doubt that Hell also exist but I let God and His Angels take care of them in His own way. Well, I must go to church now and if you can hear me mom and dad, I again promise not to trick any body and their property cause I certainly don’t want you using a thin branch on me again cause “IT” really hurt.
Love ya all and God Bless your souls. Go Figure!
Trick or Treat that is the question! 🙂
God Bless Peace