Tag Archives: All Saints Day

Get to know your Saints with Saint apps

Put a halo on your jack-o-lantern because they go together! Yep. The word, Halloween, has a specific meaning tied with the Roman Catholic Church’s feast day of All Saints (Nov. 1) or, officially, the Solemnity of All Saints.  The feast is also called All Hallows or Hallowmas,  “Hallows” meaning “saints,” and “mas” meaning “Mass.” The night before (Halloween) is the “Vigil or Eve of All Hallows.” The […]

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All Souls Month-Purgatory App helps foster devotion to pray for the departed

The month of November is traditionally a time to honor and pray for the departed souls, especially those who may have no one to pray for them. So let us take a look at an app designed to help us do just that. Catholic Meditations on Purgatory App  (Free) iOS only. Ideal for the month of All Souls and […]

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Halloween message from Bishop: Dress up the kids and have fun but take them to church the next day too!

Here’s a great message about the origins of Halloween from our Bishop Richard Malone (Buffalo, NY). Part of parents’ participation in the celebration of the holiday is taking their children to church on All Saints Day too. Great point. Bishop Malone (our bishop where Catholic APPtitude is based) uses the video medium to broadcast weekly reflections via […]

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Don’t understand Halloween? Get a Saint app

In matters of taste, this would be a NO, and we are sorry if you have been led to believe that the Catholic devotion behind “Halloween” has led to the disaster of decoration in front yards across the United States which this photo illustrates well. To be clear… All Saints’ Day in the Roman Catholic Church is officially the Solemnity […]

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