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 and inspir...
Apr 6, 2012 ... No, but the real story of eating fish on Fridays is much more fantastical. ... And as
the number of meatless days piled up on the medieval Christian ... leader of a
church did make fish fasting the law for purely practical reasons.
I was just curious, when did the church begin this and why did it happen to be no
meat instead of say...fish or bread? Thanks, Jason.
First of all, before I give my answer, I have to point out that some words have
specific meanings ... If you were born Catholic and changed your religion, what
was the reason why you changed? ... Fasting was reduced to one meal with no
meat on Fridays and certain holy days, which was further reduced to just Fridays
The stated reason for Catholics not being allowed to eat meat on Fridays ... If
there is no eating meat on Fridays, then why is eating fish allowed for Catholics?
Mar 1, 2015 ... (No, not that kind of abstinence). ... The Catholic Church's practice of occasionally
not eating meat has nothing to ... If the Church changed the discipline and told us
to eat meat on all Fridays during Lent, then obedience to that ...
Mar 3, 2010 ... The history of Catholics abstaining from meat on Fridays in Lent provides an
interesting ... priests, internet resources to printed texts, this theory seems to hold
no water. ... “I was told that fish was acceptable for two reasons.
Sep 13, 2011 ... From the dawn of Christianity, Friday was kept as a day of abstinence, ... Meat is
one of our chief sources of protein and therefore to abstain from it is to ... deeply,
but I'm having trouble understanding the reasons for this move.
Question: Why is fish the only meat that we can eat on Friday? ... Of more
importance than the historical origin, is the reason why Catholics don't eat meat
on Fridays, and ... Permission to copy and distribute this article without textual
Mar 21, 2012 ... No matter what anyone may tell you, a full plate at the Friday Fish Fry is ... is not
the specific reason why Christians do not eat meat on Fridays.