Why we need the great rituals of Halloween

Why we need the great rituals of Halloween

With my little girl 8 years old this year, I've wanted to sit and think through my objections to Halloween, as a cultural thing, as a psychological thing. Halloween as we see it today is a more recent thing, within the last century. I think it is largely obsessed over...

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Dominic de Souza

Dominic de Souza

SmartCatholics founder | Marketer & storyteller. Geeks over epics, mystics, science, the angelic, & movies.

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Why Catholics respect Horror as a genre

Why Catholics respect Horror as a genre

I have a growing respect for horror as a genre. But I have never enjoyed them. I don't think that's possible. As a little kid, I was shattered and terrified at the black and white transformation of a man into a werewolf on late night tv. Later on in my early 20s, I...

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Fighting the ‘call to holiness’

Fighting the ‘call to holiness’

Sometimes I think that if you're not in battle with God, you might not be moving at all. The meaning of 'Israel' is the God-Wrestler, someone who 'contends with God'. I think we all need to go through that challenge, if only that we can be broken by it. I'm not saying...

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I lost my apocalypse… now what?

I lost my apocalypse… now what?

Apocalypses are fantastic tools to get people moving, to get them to do what you want them to do. As someone raised on the thin gruel of an apocalyptic future, I should know—our leaders kept us paralyzed or frenzied with fear at the amount of demonic activity going...

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