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Meatless Fridays: Not Just for Lent Anymore CATHOLICMOM.COM - November 29, 2013 When the Meatless Friday recipe features started running here on CatholicMom.com, it was not Lent. That's the season that people traditionally associate with Catholics giving up meat each Friday. Did you know that Catholics are supposed to sacrifice something each Friday, the whole year through? It's spelled out clearly in Canon Law. Canon 1250 states: "The days and times of penance for the universal Church are each Friday ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Catholicmomcom/~3/PRPe67hpifU/
First We Fast, Then We Feast ABOUT.COM CATHOLICISM - November 15, 2013 ... briefly, it is a period of 40 days (mirroring Lent ), during which Eastern Christians abstain from meat, eggs, dairy products, fish, oil, and wine. (On Sundays and certain feast days, fish, oil, and wine are allowed; different Eastern Churches observe the fast more or less strictly.) We Western Christians could benefit from observing Philip's Fast in our own way, by doing the same sorts of things we do during Lent--abstaining from ...http://catholicism.about.com/b/2013/11/15/first-we-fast-then-we-feast.htm
Intentional or Accidental DEO ADIUVANTE - November 10, 2013 ... the state of grace. The going to communion once a year is tied in with the once a year confession. They should take place during the Easter Season. "You shall keep holy the holy days of obligation." Our focus on these days should be on God and the feast that we are celebrating. So often we put more emphasis on the secular side of many of these celebrations than on the religious side. It is like those who want to attend the 4 pm Christmas eve Mass so they can enjoy the rest of ...http://frleo.blogspot.com/2013/11/intentional-or-accidental.html
Finding My Cultural Identity Through Tradition CAFFEINATED CATHOLIC MAMA - October 17, 2013 When we began training our MOPS leadership for the upcoming year, one of the sessions was on cultural diversity. Pasadena is a very diverse community, both racially, ethnically and socioeconomically and while one may maintain that they are open and accepting, sometimes small aggressions sneak into our conversations and demeanor without our knowing it. Part of this is because we tend to define "normal" as what is "normal" to us personally. We forget that there is no such ...http://caffeinatedcatholicmama.com/2013/10/17/finding-my-cultural-identity-through-tradition/
Guide for Examination of Conscience for Confession of Sins THE BLACK CORDELIAS - September 3, 2013 ... GOOD CONFESSION Examine your conscience – what sins have you committed since your last good confession. Be sincerely sorry for your sins. Confess your sins to the priest. Make certain that you confess all your mortal sins and the number of them. After your confession, do the penance the priest gives to you. Pray daily for the strength to avoid the occasion of sin, especially for those sins you were just absolved from. ...http://theblackcordelias.wordpress.com/2013/09/03/guide-for-examination-of-conscience-for-confession-of-sins-4/
It's Not Lent–do We Have to Give Up Meat on Friday? CATHOLIC HOTDISH - August 23, 2013 Photo/bitslammer. Licensed under Creative Commons. It's a warm summer evening and you're sitting on your friend's patio sipping a cold drink as he puts steaks on the grill. It's Friday, finally, and steak is going to taste so good! You remember those meatless Friday dinners during Lent. Thank goodness Catholics don't have to give up meat on the other Fridays of the year. Or do they? Contrary to what quite a few ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CatholicHotdish/~3/EJ0eF3qZcoE/