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Catholics Ate Fish On Fridays

Why did Catholics eat fish on Fridays?

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Kay D::as you expressed we are of different faiths so thoughts don't Gel.I do not attempt to convince that must come from the Almighty so continue & seek His love & guidance not your own or interpretations Love
---Emcee on 12/12/06


"Kay readHeb10;5-10"-Emcee, this passage is referring to Jesus taking away the Mosaic covenant, and establishing His covenant. What does this have to do with being obligated to receive the bread and wine from a priest?

Jn6:48-60-I didn't see anything here that even suggested that a priest is to administer the Lord's Supper.

matt28:19-20-same with this passage. Nothing here supports the Catholic belief that a priest must be in charge of things.
---Kay on 12/11/06


"Do ye this in memory of me this was to his successsors."

Emcee, this was Jesus' command to ALL believers. The Lord's Supper is the sign of the new covenant. All Christians are to observe it in remembrance of what Jesus did for us on the cross. He died for ALL believers, not just Catholics.

1 Cor 10:21- I guess according to Catholics, anyone who isn't Catholic is drinking of the "cup of devils" when they partake of the Lord's table.
---Kay on 12/11/06


"We were always friends till she died."

Emcee, I bet she really loved you! :)

"we were both of the same faith."

Which, I believe, makes things a lot easier.

---Kay on 12/11/06


KD:: Disagree of course, because we are made that way my wife graciously allowed me to win some times.We were always friends till she died.we were both of the same faith.Go in peace as we share the love He so desired we should.
---Emcee on 12/10/06




"Kay D::I made a friend in you & was expresing my Opinion.sorry if I gave offence, not my way."

Emcee, thats okay. I know that you were just expressing your opinion, which you have the right to do.

"Friends usually walk together hand In hand not apart."

Friends also disagree occasionally.
---Kay on 12/10/06


Kay readHeb10;5-10 Jn6'48-60matt28;19-20 Jesus instituted the Holy Eucharist with His Apostles with the admonision;Do ye this in memory of me this was to his successsors Read L22;15.jn13:!1corinth10;21.This is doctrine in the CC& that is why it is a specific demonstration of Gods love,which cannot be duplicated by any one else as it borders on counterfeit.Need I say more.You aske me & these are just a few.
---Emcee on 12/10/06


Kay D::I made a friend in you & was expresing my Opinion. sorry if I gave offence, not my way.Friends usually walk together hand In hand not apart.Still YHS.
---Emcee on 12/10/06


"Kay::Would you be offended if I told you that what you are doing is incorrect & more of a mockery & hence of no value."

Emcee, I know that according to YOUR beliefs (RC) I'm doing EVERYTHING incorrectly.

"Why? because your hands are not consecrated & that is only the privelege of a priest."

Emcee, Jesus terminated the priesthood. Did you not know that? We no longer have to go through a priest for ANYTHING! My hands are as good as the hands of any priest.
---Kay on 12/10/06


Emcee,
Matt16:17-19-what in the world does this passage have to do with what you said?

Luke13:24-28-same goes for this one! Are you saying that I'm not a Christian and I'm going to Hell for not letting a priest give me the bread and wine? I guess you think that the "strait gate" is the RCC, right?

Jn15:1-11-same with this passage. I don't see anything in any of these passages that support your claim that a priest, especially a RC priest, is to give the bread and wine.
---Kay on 12/10/06




Emcee, show me where Jesus said that we cannot observe the Lords Supper without a priest. I want His exact commandment stating what you're claiming. I'll be waiting.
---Kay on 12/10/06


Kay::Would you be offended if I told you that what you are doing is incorrect & more of a mockery & hence of no value.Why? because your hands are not consecrated & that is only the privelege of a priest.Matt16:17-19Luke13;24-28Jn15;1-11
---Emcee on 12/8/06


"Kay::If you are non - denominational do you just drink some wine & eat a piece of bread,Considering it to be the B&B of Jesus.?"-Emcee

Pretty much.

"And he took the bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave it unto them, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me. Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament [covenant] in my blood, which is shed for you."- Luke 22:19-20
---Kay on 12/8/06


Kay::If you are non - denominational do you just drink some wine & eat a piece of bread,Considering it to be the B&B of Jesus.?
---Emcee on 12/8/06


"..May I make so bold as to enquire in what faith do you recieve the Communion Bread & wine?"-Emcee

I'm non-denominational.

"IOW was it at mass."

No.
---Kay on 12/8/06


Kay::Thank you for your disclosure.May I make so bold as to enquire in what faith do you recieve the Communion Bread & wine? do you readily recieve it as a gesture Or under which undertaking.IOW was it at mass.
---Emcee on 12/7/06


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"Kay&mpa;;Red meat is flesh as they are herbivorous.Fish are acquatic meat is uusually white ."

Emcee, it doesn't matter what color the meat is, its still flesh.

"Do you follow the Fast too?

No, I never have. The only thing I observe (as commanded by Christ) is the bread and wine of the Lord's Supper.
---Kay on 12/6/06


Kay&mpa;;Red meat is flesh as they are herbivorous.Fish are acquatic meat is uusually white .Jesus fed the crowds on several occasions.& partook of this meal with them.The fish is a symbol & synonymous with the early christian; later became the cross.To respect the fridays on which Jesus died The RCC made it obligatory to abstain & fast on the fridays in Lent.Do you follow the Fast too?
---Emcee on 12/5/06


"The obligation was to abstain from FLESH -MEAT.Fish is Fish not flesh. this was abstaining Fasting was different."

Emcee, what do you consider "flesh-meat"?

"Beef is flesh of a cow, pork is flesh of a pig, chicken is flesh of a chicken and fish is flesh of a fish so anyone eating fish on a Friday is still eating flesh on a Friday."

m.p.a., I agree with you.

---Kay on 12/4/06


Emcee and Helen. Beef is flesh of a cow, pork is flesh of a pig, chicken is flesh of a chicken and fish is flesh of a fish so anyone eating fish on a Friday is still eating flesh on a Friday. As for abstaining from blood, I've seen fish being gutted and, believe me, they do bleed. This is on a par with some fish eaters claiming to be vegetarians.
---m.p.a. on 11/30/06


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Elder: It has been a few decades since I went to Catholic school, but I think the Friday thing has to do with Good Friday commemorating the day that Christ was crucified.
---Madison1101 on 11/29/06


How rude elder, they dont' eat meat on friday because of good friday the day Jesus was hung on the cross. and I'll just let you know not all catholics drink excessivly.
---Jared on 11/29/06


It is not what is so special about eating or not eating meat. What is so special about Friday?
Maybe if you don't eat meat of Friday they can't smell liquor on your breath Monday?
Did you hear about the robber who gave up cigarettes for Lent?
---Elder on 11/29/06


Jack ... or the sanctity of the KJV!!
---AlanUK_quent5969 on 11/27/06


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**
Is this scriptural or a man made tradition?**

As scriptural as invitation hymns, revivals, Sunday schools, cantatas, and altar calls.
---Jack on 11/27/06


It is a man-made tradition. There is nothing Biblical about it.
---Michelle on 11/27/06


Dreb:: I believe it was an encyclical carried out & granted by the early church It is an RCC practice in Honour of Jesus Crucifixion & Death during the period of Lent.The rules of Fasting have changed over the years & is a form of pennance .But it does still exist for adults between ages 21-60.
---Emcee on 11/27/06


Is this scriptural or a man made tradition?
---Dreb on 11/26/06


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The obligation was to abstain from FLESH -MEAT.Fish is Fish not flesh. this was abstaining Fasting was different.
---Emcee on 11/26/06


** Grace...if they were abstaining from meat, and they ate fish, does that mean they don't think fish is a meat? **

Actually, in KJV diction, "meat"is any food, as in the saying "Grace before meat."

Specifically, the ban was on FLESH--meaning that of quadrupeds and fowl. Therefore fish were exempt in Western (though not Eastern) discipline.
---Jack on 11/26/06


cocoa: Fish was not the only source of protein when I was Catholic and observing the "No Meat" rule. I would also eat PBJ, Cream Cheese and Jelly sandwiches, Pizza without meat, Macaroni and Cheese. The emphasis was on NOT eating meat. NOT on eating fish.
---Madison1101 on 11/25/06


if they were abstaining from meat, and they ate fish, does that mean they don't think fish is a meat? I don't know too many vegetarians who eat fish.

I've never actually researched it, but others have given good answers here. I just know we couldn't eat beef, pork or poultry but we could eat fishsticks. It wasn't a vegatarian thing. If you check out your public school systems in America - during lent they always have a fish or non-meat choice.
---grace3869 on 11/26/06


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Grace...if they were abstaining from meat, and they ate fish, does that mean they don't think fish is a meat? I don't know too many vegetarians who eat fish!
---Cocoa on 11/25/06


I know on Good Friday catholics everywhere still eat fish and no meat. Originally it had to do with abstaining from blood that is in the meat. They abstained the blood because of Christ's own shedding of Blood. Catholics here in Australia still eat fish on Good Friday.
---Helen_5378 on 11/25/06


The practice of not eating flesh meat on fridays is called abstaining in honour of Christs death & crucifixion ie all fridays. This practice has been relaxed by the Holy see& relegated to all Fridays in Lent.Fasting is an added penance for those between ages 18-60,+ the obligation of abstinence from flesh meat.Some people still observe the old practice but it is not compulsory.
---Emcee on 11/25/06


Actually, this is a lax practice.

The original practice (still observed in some form by Eastern Christians) was to fast as strictly as possible on WEDNESDAY (in honor of the Betrayal) and Friday (in honor of the Crucifixion).

In the West, this became reduced to merely abstaining from meat on Friday. Today, should one not observe the Friday abstinence, some other penetential practice is to be substituted.
---Jack on 11/25/06


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Catholics ate fish on Fridays because they were abstaining from meat. Now they only do that during Lent. It's like fasting.
---grace3869 on 11/24/06


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