The Catholic Church historically observes the disciplines of fasting and
abstinence at various ... Others continue to abstain from eating meat on Lenten
Fridays, but not on Fridays outside of Lent. ...
Mar 1, 2015 ... (No, not that kind of abstinence). This kind of abstinence refers to the rule binding
all Catholics 14 years old until death to abstain from meat on ...
The rule that Catholics cannot eat meat on Fridays during Lent is actually ... If
there is no eating meat on Fridays, then why is eating fish allowed for Catholics?
Such Lenten abstinence from meat byproducts is no longer required for Latin-rite
Catholics, although it is still mandatory in Eastern churches that are in union ...
Abstinence from meat is more than just “going without” during Lent or just a
reminder that Christ offered His flesh for us on the cross. Abstinence is a form of ...
During Lent abstinence from meat on Fridays is obligatory in the United States ...
guests at a meal who cannot excuse themselves without giving great offense or ...
Apr 18, 2014 ... In the 1200s, meat was a luxury. Eating something as decadent as beef was no
way to celebrate a holiday centered on modesty. But Aquinas ...
Feb 26, 2016 ... “Because of lent, no meat.” For Christians, Lent is the time from Ash Wednesday
to Easter to mark the time Jesus spent fasting in the desert.
Jan 25, 2013 ... It seems that it is no longer every Friday, but just during Lent. Also, it is not all
meat, but all meat that isn't fish (from what I understand). How did ...
First of all, before I give my answer, I have to point out that some words have
specific meanings ... The entire process of Lent seems to be as a spiritual
discipline to strengthen one's ... Fasting was reduced to one meal with no meat
on Fridays and certain holy days, which was further reduced to just Fridays