My fourth-grade son attends a conservative Catholic school that our family loves. His teacher (who is a very devout lay person), told the class that wearing costumes and dressing as evil characters like a devil, zombie or the like for Halloween are sinful. She explained that it is a distortion of All Saints Day and that the kids should be more respectful and dress like Saints or religious figures for trick-or-treating. My son is now very concerned that his “zombie pirate” costume (which he had been excited about wearing) will be disrespectful or offend God in some way. I reassured him that I’d get a second opinion.
I appreciate your thoughts on this matter.