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forums.catholic.com/t/why-can-catholics-eat-fish-but-not-meat-on-good-friday-whats-the-general-rule/37545

On Good Friday, most Catholics must abstain from eating meat - but they are allowed to eat fish. What makes fish any different? ... Because for most of the history of Christendom, meat was a rather expensive treat, eaten on Sundays, for celebrations and special occasions. In contrast, shellfish and fish were ...

liberatedmind.com/2011/04/top-5-reasons-why-lent-is-bullshit

Apr 21, 2011 ... The last time I checked, fish was meat. This whole fish on Fridays tradition has an interesting metamorphoses through history. Fasting rules for Catholics in particular used to be very strict. It progressed from no meat allowed on EVERY Friday of the year to only Wednesday and Fridays during Lent and then ...

www.catholic.org/lent/abfast.php

For most people the easiest practice to consistently fulfill will be the traditional one, to abstain from meat on all Fridays of the year. Fasting ... part of repentance, of turning away from sin and back to God, includes some form of penance, without which the Christian is unlikely to remain on the narrow path and be saved (Jer.

catholicexchange.com/are-catholics-supposed-to-abstain-from-meat-every-friday

Mar 5, 2009 ... How sad, therefore, that most Catholics have wrongly interpreted this as meaning simply that “we don't need to abstain from meat on Fridays anymore,” without replacing that abstinence with another form of penance! It is just as sad to realize that most of our diocesan clergy do not remind the Catholics ...

www.thoughtco.com/eat-meat-on-good-friday-542169

Aug 3, 2017 ... Learn whether Catholics can eat meat on Good Friday, the day that Jesus Christ was crucified. Get the details on abstinence and the reasons behind it.

lifeteen.com/blog/why-catholics-abstain-eating-meat-on-fridays-during-lent

That was the Friday when God loved me so much that He gave up His flesh in the most selfless act in history. Thinking about how often my physical body can ... Abstinence from meat is more than just “going without” during Lent or just a reminder that Christ offered His flesh for us on the cross. Abstinence is a form of prayer, ...

www.cleveland.com/best/2016/03/why_do_christians_eat_fish_on.html

Mar 4, 2016 ... There are several reasons many Christians eat fish during Lent. Some are based in theology, others history, while at least one is pure myth.

bustedhalo.com/ministry-resources/did-catholics-only-eat-fish-on-friday-because-they-had-an-agreement-with-fisheries

Apr 7, 2017 ... So the bishops preserved fasting on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday (meaning to eat only one full meal for the day and then to merely sustain yourself for the rest of the day — two smaller meals that do not equal the one large meal) and abstaining from meat on Fridays during the more penitential time of ...

www.justforcatholics.org/a184.htm

The apostle Paul condemned obligatory dietary rules for Christians (see Colossians 2:16-23). Of more importance than the historical origin, is the reason why Catholics don't eat meat on Fridays, and why they fast and practice other forms of abstinence. A Catholic website answers: “Friday is a day of abstinence from meat for ...