Saturday, October 31, 2009

Bolivian Catholics asked to forgo human skulls

Just slightly amusing, in a morbid way:

LA PAZ--Bolivia's Catholic church has called on the faithful to stop using human skulls at special Mass celebrations, a practice some link to occult powers.

The Bolivian Episcopal Conference on Friday asked the overwhelmingly Catholic nation to cast aside the "growing" trend of seeking protection from bad luck by making offerings of coca, cigars or drinks to human crania.

As much of the world celebrates Halloween and Mexico prepares for its Day of the Dead, Bolivian bishops had another festival on their minds, the Day of Skulls, which falls on November 8.

Eeeeew. Come on people. Remains belong in the ground. Or burned.