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People observing the holiday of Good Friday often eat fish rather than meat as a form of penance in honor of the death of Jesus Christ.

Good Friday - Wikipedia

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Good Friday is a Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death .... "On this Holy day neither a meal is offered nor do we eat on this day of the crucifixion. ......

Why Do Christians Eat Fish on Friday? - Ken Collins' Website

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You could buy better fish and vegetables, but the point is that you could eat without money if you were poor. So meat was rich people's food and fish was poor ...

Why do Catholics Eat Fish on Good Friday? - Busted Halo

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Mar 24, 2016 ... Fried haddock and other items fill guest's plate at a Friday fish fry at ... Catholics are firstly required to fast on Good Friday, meaning to eat only one full ... to Finding the Work We Love and Bringing Love to the Work We Do.".

Why can Catholics eat fish but not meat on Good Friday? What's the ...

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On Good Friday, most Catholics must abstain from eating meat - but they are ... such as margarine and gelatin which do not have any meat taste. .... I figure we allowed fish but not meat on Fridays during Lent because our first ...

Why Do Catholics Eat Fish on Friday? – Catholicism.org

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Feb 16, 2010 ... Just why do Catholics eat fish on Friday – or, better said, why do ... Did you know that the Catholic practice of abstaining from meat on Friday was the ... good work was substituted in its place, such as praying the Stations of the ...

Lust, Lies And Empire: The Fishy Tale Behind Eating Fish On Friday ...

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Apr 6, 2012 ... An old myth holds that Catholics eat fish on Fridays because of a secret pact a ... to eat a reptile on Friday," Foley tells The Salt, "you could do that, too. ... And preservation was a must in medieval times: There was no good way ...

Fish on Fridays - Just for Catholics

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Why do some Catholics eat fish on Fridays? ... Question: Why is fish the only meat that we can eat on Friday? Answer: When I was a boy, my mother always ...

Can Catholics Eat Meat on Good Friday? - Catholicism - About.com

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So if it is good to eat meat, why does the Church bind us, under pain of mortal sin, not to do so on Good Friday? The answer lies in the greater good that we ...

Why do some Christians eat fish on Good Friday? - United Church of ...

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Apr 17, 2014 ... When I questioned her and asked her why, her answer was that Jesus didn't eat meat on Good Friday and so we eat fish to commemorate that.