The Catholic Church historically observes the discipline of fasting or abstinence
at various ... Others continue to abstain from eating meat on Lenten Fridays, but
not on Fridays outside of Lent. .....
Catholics abstain from flesh meat on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and the
Fridays of Lent. ... Fish do not belong to the flesh meat category. The Latin word
So why exactly do Catholics abstain from eating meat on Fridays during Lent? ...
Some say that not eating meat helped folks to focus on the humility of Christ, ...
The rule is based on the authority of the Church, not on the authority of Scripture.
The rule that Catholics cannot eat meat on Fridays during Lent is actually more ...
Since Catholics are normally allowed to eat meat, this prohibition is very different
... still recommends abstinence on all Fridays of the year, not just during Lent.
Canon 1251 Abstinence from eating meat or another food according to the ... a
Catholic 14 years of age until death to abstain from eating meat on Fridays in ...
Alcoholic beverages do not break the fast; however, they seem to be contrary to
Mar 24, 2016 ... Fried haddock and other items fill guest's plate at a Friday fish fry at ... of the day
— meaning two smaller meals that do not equal the one large meal. ... to abstain
from eating meat on both Good Friday and each Friday in Lent ...
Feb 19, 2010 ... During Lent, Catholics are not allowed to eat meat on Friday. ... real reason for
this is NOT Biblical, nor does it have anything to do with God!
Feb 20, 2015 ... Pope: Don't let meatless Fridays be selfish and soulless, a seafood splurge ... "
doing a little whatever" and not eating meat on Fridays while giving oneself free
... Another person might say: "I am a great Catholic, Father, I like it a lot. ... do
justice to the people who depend on him" and who...
Catholics do these things because Easter, which celebrates the Resurrection of
... on a Friday, they abstain from eating meat on that day of the week during Lent.