(Closed) Meat on Friday?

posted 7 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

i thought that was just during lent.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

THIS GIRL JUST WANTED TO GET HER HANDS ON HER OWN CHEESE PIZZA! haha

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

You can eat pizza if it’s just plain cheese, veggie, or white pizza.  I had to go through this every Friday during Lent with my grandmother for 21 years.  It was usually pizza or white spaghetti for dinner.  It sucked hardcore after awhile.  OR we would have crab cakes.  That was my favorite.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I am not Catholic, and my husband doesn’t really practice but from what I gather from being around his family is that they try to abstain from meat during Fridays in Lent. To them this doesn’t include seafood, only like beef, pork, chicken, etc. 

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Mrs. Meowerson: Bahahahaha!!!

 

@cyndistar3: Um, yeah I’m Catholic and we do that during Lent. We usually eat some type of fish, or anything without meat.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Jesus was crucified on a Friday so it’s in observance of his sacrifice.

Copied this from a website:

This is what the new Code of Canon Law brought out in 1983 says about the matter:

Canon 1251
Abstinence from meat, or from some other food as determined by the Episcopal Conference, is to be observed on all Fridays, unless a solemnity should fall on a Friday. Abstinence and fasting are to be observed on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.

 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

That’s an interesting question. In my family, meat on Friday is a sin.  And that would be any Friday.  My Future Mother-In-Law is convinced that this is only the case during lent.

I found other differently interpreted rules between our families as well. We are getting married during lent, and my mother thought we could not have music and dancing, while my Future Mother-In-Law said that would not be necessary. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

This is true but only during the period of Lent which is between Ash Wednesday and Easter (46 days total) although dairy products are still acceptable. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Many Catholics do not eat meat on Fridays during Lent.  However, there are some more “traditional” Catholics that do not eat meat on Fridays ever, year-round.  It’s like a constant reminder that Jesus sacrificed his human body for you, so you can sacrifice eating meat once a week.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

So I guess my family is more traditional.  I also learned that you should not eat meat during ALL of lent, and fast during the last week.

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

My Dad was raised in a strict Catholic family back in the fifties/sixties and this rule was most definitely enforced, and apparently it was every single Friday.  He grew up thinking he would burn in hell if he ate meat on a Friday, among other things. 

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