What the Church has said about Halloween

Halloween—it’s a confusing mix of eeriness, morbidity, candy, trick-or-treating, and family fun. But the mixed reception of this spooky holiday got us wondering, What has the Church officially said about Halloween?
Here’s what local residents, celebrities, and Latter-day Saints are saying about the newly-remodeled temple.
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Katie Kortman is a designer on season 19 of Project Runway, Relief Society president, and a mother of four children. She was also taught that being different is good.
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Our baby son had just finished a month of being on ECMO, the most extreme form of life support. He had survived, and so had we, and we thanked God for it.
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Editor's Note: This article was originally published on LDSLiving.com in October 2018.
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October 19, 2021 11:00 AM MDT
Editor's note: A previous version of this article was originally published in 2016.
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October 18, 2021 05:14 PM MDT
Matthew Godfrey has devoted more than a decade of his life to studying the documents of Joseph Smith. This week, as we study the sections of the Doctrine and Covenants that originate in Liberty Jail for Come, Follow Me, we asked Godfrey to share with us the context of these chapters on All In. One of the biggest things we learned is that these sections are comprised of the content of two of the letters Joseph wrote from the jail but there were seven more letters written by the Prophet to various people during his time in the inhumane “prison temple” of Liberty Jail. What do these additional letters teach us?
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By  Emily Abel
October 18, 2021 04:20 PM MDT
Sunday, October 17, was an exciting day for Latter-day Saints in Oklahoma and Kansas—the Church announced its donation of two million dollars to the First Americans Museum in Oklahoma City and President Russell M. Nelson spoke to members in a virtual devotional.
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October 18, 2021 04:12 PM MDT
No matter your heritage, new FamilySearch activities can help bring a new element to your Halloween-time traditions
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October 18, 2021 01:12 PM MDT
The game's commentator called Murphy “one of the all-time greats.” He joined the Church in 1975 during his career playing Major League Baseball.
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October 18, 2021 12:41 PM MDT
A new miniseries podcast from the Joseph Smith Papers project shares how the building of the Nauvoo Temple and the introduction of temple ordinances there is essential to our modern-day appreciation for the temple, Joseph Smith’s doctrinal teachings, and the Restoration.
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Temple Reopening Status Updates

This week’s temple reopening update includes 2 temples moving to Phase 3, meaning that 150 temples worldwide will soon be open for all living and limited proxy ordinances.
October 18, 2021 10:12 AM MDT
Earlier this year, Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles visited Liberty Jail and read from Doctrine and Covenants section 121, which was written by Joseph Smith while he was imprisoned there.
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October 15, 2021 04:37 PM MDT
Most of the Church's temples worldwide are operating in Phase 3 now. But what does that mean? What ordinance work can be done in a Phase 3 temple? And what is still limited?
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October 15, 2021 03:16 PM MDT
Tammy Uzelac Hall explains why “virtue” is less about chastity or modesty and more about the power we receive though covenants.
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October 15, 2021 12:11 PM MDT
In a BYU devotional, Bishop W. Christopher Waddell talked about several resources that God has given “to assist us in our effort to stay connected to the Savior.”
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October 15, 2021 07:57 AM MDT
Nearly 50 temples across the globe are under construction or renovation. See photos of the most recent updates here:
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October 14, 2021 05:19 PM MDT
On Tuesday, Elder Dale G. Renlund's older brother, Gary Mats Renlund, passed away. On Thursday, Elder Renlund shared a tribute that gives insight into the influence an older sibling can have in someone’s life.
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Fun
October 14, 2021 04:23 PM MDT
Mark Rober has always had a thing for pranks. From serving vinegar to his sister as a boy to making a contraption to access a friend’s Nintendo 64 in college, thinking outside the box seems to come naturally to him.
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October 14, 2021 04:15 PM MDT
Several articles in a recent issue of the ‘Liahona’ help members answer President Russell M. Nelson's call to “expand our circle of love to embrace the whole human family.”
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October 13, 2021 03:08 PM MDT
The 'All In' podcast is closing in on its third anniversary and currently has over 10 million downloads. If you’re a new listener wondering about the best place to jump in, or if you just want to revisit some highlights, look back with us at our top 20 episodes.
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