The Catholic Church created Halloween. Pope Boniface IV in 610AD establshied All Martyrs Day. Pope Gregory IV moved it to November 1st. The name was changed to All Saints Day so we could honor all the souls including the martyrs. Saints, in English-speaking dialects, are sometimes called "The Hallowed" so it was called All Hallows Day. The evening before, All Hallows Day Eve, eventually was pronounced "Hallow'een." Did you know that it was once banned as being "too Catholic". Listen to the origin of the customs of Halloween. And to a suggestion for a truly Catholic Halloween Party for children.
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On each program of “Setting the Record Straight” you will hear another fascinating yet neglected story from two thousand years of magnificent achievements of the Catholic Church. Historical Apologist Charles Coughlin presents these intriguing stories based upon respected and authoritative historical sources. Misinformation and disinformation about the earthly work of the Catholic Church is corrected. “Setting the Record Straight” will quench the thirst of Catholics who want to hear true stories explaining their glorious heritage.