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www.kencollins.com/answers/question-38.htm

They moved the fast days to Wednesdays and Fridays, because Judas engineered Jesus' arrest on a Wednesday and Jesus was crucified on a Friday. Most often that fast took the form of avoiding meat in the diet. In those days, meat was a luxury food. You either had to buy it in a market or you had to own enough land to ...

www.osv.com/Article/TabId/493/ArtMID/13569/ArticleID/19367/Honoring-Christ%E2%80%99s-sacrifice-with-penance-every-Friday.aspx

Mar 2, 2016 ... Honoring Christ's sacrifice with penance every Friday While penitential acts on Fridays outside of Lent are no longer required of the faithful, they are still ... While the bishops encouraged voluntary abstinence from meat, they authorized U.S. Catholics to eat meat on Fridays outside Lent provided another ...

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/8512721/Catholics-told-to-abstain-from-eating-meat-on-Fridays..html

May 14, 2011 ... Practising Catholics will no longer be permitted to eat meat on Fridays after the Church in England and Wales announced it was reintroducing a rule dating back, hundreds of years.

newtheologicalmovement.blogspot.com/2012/03/why-do-catholics-abstain-from-meat.html

Mar 21, 2012 ... No matter what anyone may tell you, a full plate at the Friday Fish Fry is in no way contrary to the true spirit of Lenten abstinence (though gluttony should, .... We might even go so far as to say that abstaining from meat on Fridays of Lent has a certain symbolic meaning, which is yet not pure symbolism ...

peterpilt.org/2012/04/05/is-it-ok-to-eat-red-meat-on-good-friday

Apr 5, 2012 ... No meat on Good Friday was just the norm. No one really ever explained it to me, it was just something that we did. ... for example, indicates that eggs, milk, butter, cheese and lard are forbidden on days of abstinence because they come from animals and have some identity of origin with flesh meat. Present ...

www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/whats-on/food-drink-news/eat-fish-meat-good-friday-12893722

Apr 14, 2017 ... Millions of Christians will not eat meat on Good Friday, with particularly Catholics, sticking to the ban every Friday throughout the year. And many athiests still eat fish on a Friday as a national tradition anyway, according to the Chronicle Live . ... And there was no racing on the same day until 2014.

www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/heres-eat-fish-instead-meat-12895456

Apr 14, 2017 ... Here's why we eat fish instead of meat on Good Friday - the reasons behind the Easter tradition ... Millions of Christians will not eat meat on Good Friday, with some, particularly Catholics, sticking to the ban every Friday throughout the year. ... Similarly, there was no racing on the same day until 2014.

www.ajc.com/news/many-catholics-get-eat-meat-patrick-day/cWTA2ipTvCeUmYWBI1ZHLJ

Mar 16, 2017 ... Canon law once called for the faithful of the Catholic Church to refrain from eating meat on Fridays. The act of penance was done in remembrance of the day Jesus was crucified, and it was followed for centuries by Catholics around the world. In the 1960s, the church decided that bishops in individual ...

www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/liturgical-year/lent/questions-and-answers-about-lent.cfm

These practices are disciplinary in nature and often more effective if they are continuous, i.e., kept on Sundays as well. That being said, such practices are not regulated by the Church, but by individual conscience. Q. I understand that all the Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence from meat, but I'm not sure what is classified ...