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Friday, March 22 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Saints, Samhain, and Syncretism: How Being Raised/Culturally Catholic Colors our Pagan Practice and Culture.

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Were you raised Catholic? Still identify with it in some ways, though now Pagan? Are you married to a Catholic? Raising mixed Pagan/Catholic kids? Have Catholic elements in your practice? This discussion is for you. Anyone who converts to a new or alternative religion brings their cultural and religious past with them; while Catholic may not be who we are anymore, we may still do and think about things in a Catholic-ish way – and that even varies depending on what version of Catholic (Irish, Italian, Mexican, Polish, pre-Vatican 2, post-Vatican 2, etc.) was what informed our worldview at one time. So let’s get together and chat about it. This won’t be a forum to necessarily talk about the tragic scandals plaguing the church, or whether or not you like the pope – this is more reflecting on what of our cultural Catholicism we bring into our Pagan identity and practice (do we all crave fish fry at Lent? Do we all shop at the botanica?), and what we left behind… and what keeps sticking around that non-Catholic Pagans may not understand about us, but we understand about each other.

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Doc Murphy Pizza

Unapologetic eclectic Pagan practitioner for over 25 years and academic expert on new religions, occultism, new religions and folks traditions. My book, "Paganistan: Contemporary Pagan Community in Minnesota's Twin Cities", is an ethnography this vibrant Minnesota tradition palette... Read More →

Friday March 22, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm MDT