CBCP: Do charity instead of attending costume parties
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines reminded the public to spend money on charity instead of going to costume parties.
Ozamiz Bishop Martin Jumoad told Radyo Veritas that attending Halloween parties will not benefit a person’s faith.
He said Filipinos should instead help typhoon survivors and other people who are in need.
Jumaod said people should share their resources, especially since it is the Year of Mercy for those who are Catholic.
“Cancel your Halloween parties and divert your money in helping the poor, those who are affected by the typhoon ‘Lawin’ and ‘Karen’ in Batanes and in Northern Luzon,” he said.
Laoag Bishop Renato Mayugba said celebrating Halloween is a pagan practice and that money will be well spent if it is given to victims of calamity, especially in their diocese.
Mayugba said the public should focus more on All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day and remember saints and their departed loved ones.
“That is more important than having a Halloween party,” he said in Filipino. RAM/rga
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