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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fasting_and_abstinence_in_the_Catholic_Church

The Catholic Church historically observes the disciplines of fasting and abstinence at various ... The Catholic practice of abstaining from meat on Fridays popularized the Friday fish fry ... 1.1 History ... These days were at one time observed with a Black Fast of strictly no more than one meal, without meat, dairy, oil, or wine.

www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2012/04/05/150061991/lust-lies-and-empire-the-fishy-tale-behind-eating-fish-on-friday

Apr 6, 2012 ... Food History & Culture ... No, but the real story of eating fish on Fridays is much more fantastical. Adam Cole/NPR hide caption .... The Friday meat ban, by the way, still applies to the 40 days of the Lenten fast. A few years ...

fsutorch.com/2010/03/03/the-history-of-lenten-abstinence

Mar 3, 2010 ... The history of Catholics abstaining from meat on Fridays in Lent provides an ... resources to printed texts, this theory seems to hold no water.

ctscatholiccompass.org/no-meat-on-friday-why-what-is-its-deeper-meaning-part-1

Sep 13, 2011 ... Beginning on September 16th 2011, the Bishops of England and Wales are re- introducing the obligatory practice of abstaining from meat on ...

www.gotquestions.org/meat-on-Fridays.html

The rule that Catholics cannot eat meat on Fridays during Lent is actually more lenient than what most Catholics in history have had to observe. Centuries ... If there is no eating meat on Fridays, then why is eating fish allowed for Catholics?

rediscover.archspm.org/belonging/why-dont-catholics-eat-meat-on-fridays

Catholics abstain from flesh meat on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and the Fridays of Lent. Abstinence is one of our oldest Christian traditions. “From the first  ...

catholicism.org/why-do-catholics-eat-fish-on-friday-2.html

Feb 16, 2010 ... Just why do Catholics eat fish on Friday – or, better said, why do Catholics ... Did you know that the Catholic practice of abstaining from meat on Friday was the ... greatly to viniculture, many kinds of wines have a Catholic origin. .... left who actually do respect the no-meat Friday tradition, I had to laugh a bit.

bulldogcatholic.org/why-dont-catholics-eat-meat-during-lent

Mar 1, 2015 ... (No, not that kind of abstinence). ... The Catholic Church's practice of occasionally not eating meat has nothing to do with ... Well, throughout the 2,000 year history of the Church, there have been ... If the Church changed the discipline and told us to eat meat on all Fridays during Lent, then obedience to that ...

aleteia.org/2017/03/01/heres-why-catholics-dont-eat-meat-on-fridays-during-lent

Mar 1, 2017 ... Here's why Catholics don't eat meat on Fridays during Lent. ... For much of the Church's history meat was singled out as a worthy sacrifice on ...