CBCP official says don’t wear scary Halloween costumes because they "invite the Devil," suggests "saintly" outfits instead
As they say, "Title <em>pa lang ulam na."</em> (Not!)
Evelyn Macairan of The Philippine Star reports that Bishop Francis Lucas of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) appealed to the public not to wear scary costumes to celebrate Halloween because the clothes "are like invitations for the Devil to come in."
The report explained that according to Lucas, it would be hard for someone to talk to God on All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day if he or she is wearing clothes imitating the Devil. The executive secretary of CBCP-Episcopal Commission on Social Communication and Mass Media said the word "Hallow" in Halloween really means "blessed." That, they explained, "is what we should push for."
Lucas suggested that those who want to wear costumes for Halloween should choose clothes patterned after what saints wore instead of scary outfits.
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