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Why Catholics Don’t Eat Meat on Fridays

Fr. Joel Being Catholic

Not really. The first Pope was actually a fisherman. But back then meat wasn’t a staple food. For most ancient peoples, “flesh meat” (birds and mamals) was a luxury enjoyed by the rich. The rest of the people only ate meat on special occasions. Abstinence from meat meant everyone had to eat like the poor.

Why do Catholics celebrate Lent?

Benjamin Being Catholic

Lent is the way that Catholics prepare for the celebration of the Triduum (which means “three days”). The Triduum is the triple feast of Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday. These feasts commemorate the climax of the life of Jesus. Holy Thursday remembers the His famous last supper with his closest disciples, while Good Friday commemorates his arrest, trial, …

Five reasons to fast on Fridays

Benjamin Being Catholic

In the Catholic tradition, a fast day is a day when you eat only one meal. This idea is not as strange as it seems: I remember reading once that a lot of Native Americans would only eat one meal a day. Originally, the practice of fasting was to delay this meal until after sunset. This is still the Muslim …