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. ... These...
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.
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?
Jan 25, 2013 ... Why was eating meat on Fridays forbidden in the Catholic Church for so many
years? ... It seems that it is no longer every Friday, but just during Lent. ... that
even those who by reason of their age are not bound by the law of ...
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.
Abstinence from meat on Fridays is still commanded by the Catholic Church. ...
importance than the historical origin, is the reason why Catholics don't eat meat
on Fridays, ... Permission to copy and distribute this article without textual
Feb 19, 2010 ... So in other words: No meat on Friday --> People buy more fish --> Fishermen
make more money --> Fishermen go to Church and spend money ...
First of all, before I give my answer, I have to point out that some words have
specific meanings ... Pastors of souls and parents are to ensure that even those
who by reason of their age are .... Fasting was reduced to one meal with no meat
on Fridays and certain holy days, which was further reduced to just Fridays
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.