Nathan M. wrote:
Or the Day of the Dead.
What is the official Church position on this Mexican holiday. I know there's many resources readily available, but in reading them it still seems unclear to me.
As of now, for myself, it appears to be an example of Cultural assimilation gone to far, is this correct?
I know we Americans have been moved away from our Christian roots. Remember, one of the main things that disgusted ancient Romans about Christians was how they met in cemeteries and crypts, carried bones around, etc.
You can go to Mass in this place: http://bna-art.s3.amazonaws.com/www.boo ... s72011.jpg
We are Catholics after all....we love our dead. We fight over their body parts (Catherine of Siena had her head ripped off in such a fight). Don't forget the fight over St. Thomas Aquinas' body parts....I did get to visit his right index finger....