Irish folklife expert says Halloween traditions began in Ireland

As the seasonal carving of pumpkins gets underway, an Irish folklife expert said there is evidence that the tradition, which is synonymous with Halloween jack-o-lanterns in the United States, actually began in Ireland.
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Dublin archbishop outlines themes to prepare for World Meeting of Families

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said the church must witness within society to what fidelity means.
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Cardinal Schonborn: Church doing best to strengthen families of all types

The Catholic Church is doing whatever it can to strengthen the family, including families often considered nontraditional, said Cardinal Christoph Schonborn of Vienna, the theologian who reviewed Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation on the family.
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