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No Fish on Fridays: A Remembrance of God's Mercy and the Promise of the Resurrection of the Body SERVANT AND STEWARD - February 25, 2015 Although Catholics are not required to eat fish on every Friday, it has long been customary to do so. Indeed, the custom of eating fish on Fridays and not meat earned Catholics in some parts of the world the disparaging title of "fisheaters." In the United States of America, such has practice has not been customary since November 27, 1966 when the then-National Conference of Catholic Bishops removed the penalty of sin from the eating ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/OhEL/~3/W2_t9Jg21LI/no-fish-on-fridays-remembrance-of-gods.html

This Is What Faith Looks Like - Homily - 22 February 2015 SERVANT AND STEWARD - February 21, 2015 The First Sunday of Lent (Year B) Dear brothers and sisters, We now find ourselves within this sacred season of Lent and – since it comes by each year and lasts for some forty days – we might be tempted to think, "Here we go again." A few days ago, we let someone put ashes on our foreheads. Friday we did not eat meat. Today, we have come again to the altar of God. Has anything really changed in ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/OhEL/~3/7LNW_jDYw0g/this-is-what-faith-looks-like-homily-22.html

Fish Sticks Friday! ASSOCIATION OF CATHOLIC WOMEN BLOGGERS - February 20, 2015 When I was a kid, Lent was one of my favorite seasons in the Church. Of course, at that time, you had to abstain from meat during the entire season of Lent. It took some creative cooking for that to happen. I remember eating a lot of beans and cheese sandwiches for supper. I attended Catholic school, so my mother never worried about what was served in the cafeteria as it would always be in compliance with ...http://associationofcatholicwomenbloggers.blogspot.com/2015/02/fish-sticks-friday.html

ASK FATHER: Friday Fish and Chips Cooked in Beef Fat? POLL: "Meatless Fridays" FR. Z'S BLOG - February 20, 2015 ... favorite Friday dishes and I assume that it's cooked in vegetable oil of some kind. But, if I am at a restaurant, how could I know if they don't state something on the menu (pretty common in California where I live). If it doesn't say anything and I order and eat the fish & chips cooked in beef fat on a Friday in Lent have I broken the abstinence rules? Or is the fat merely the method of cooking, sort of like boiling pasta ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/wdtprs/DhFa/~3/Rpjdt7cM46s/

7 Quick Takes {Take 70} Lenten Friday Stresses & Wild Goose Chases, but Also Birthday Week Continues! Edition LIFE OF A CATHOLIC LIBRARIAN - February 20, 2015 What's going on in my part of the tundra on this Friday after Ash Wednesday? Do read on! -1- Worried about my little button! I'm worried about Anne. :- I noticed when I checked on her last night prior to heading to bed that she was snoring and seemed restless and congested. Sure enough, she woke several times last night, seeming stuffy, uncomfortable and out of sorts. This morning she was a bit chilled. :( :( :( My babe! I'm very worried that she picked up whatever ...http://lifeofacatholiclibrarian.blogspot.com/2015/02/7-quick-takes-take-70-lenten-friday.html

Because You Ashed... ARE WE THERE YET? - February 19, 2015 All About Ashes * Lent has been observed by the Church from the very earliest days, but the tradition of using ashes on the first day of Lent only showed up some time in the 10th century. In 1091, at the council of Benevento, Pope Urban II ordered the local custom extended to the church in Rome, and soon thereafter we find liturgical writers of the time generally referring to the day as "Feria Quarta Cinerum" (Ash Wednesday) * "Why ...http://arewethereyet-davisfarmmom.blogspot.com/2015/02/because-you-ashed.html

Ash Wednesday, Fasting, Abstaining, and You FR. Z'S BLOG - February 18, 2015 ... Church, Latin Church Catholics are bound to observe fasting and abstinence on Ash Wednesday. Here are some details. I am sure you know them already, but they are good to review. FASTING: Catholics who are 18 year old and up, until their 59th birthday (when you begin your 60th year), are bound to fast (1 full meal and perhaps some food at a couple points during the day, call it 2 "snacks", according to local custom or law – call it, two ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/wdtprs/DhFa/~3/nZKuhcuKSdY/

Lent: Why the Christian Must Deny Himself INSIGHT SCOOP THE IGNATIUS PRESS BLOG - February 18, 2015 Lent: Why the Christian Must Deny Himself Brother Austin G. Murphy, O.S.B. IgnatiusInsight.com We still ask ourselves as Ash Wednesday approaches, "What am I doing for Lent? What am I giving up for Lent?" We can be grateful that the customs of giving up something for Lent and abstaining from meat on Fridays during Lent have survived in our secular society. ...http://insightscoop.typepad.com/2004/2015/02/-lent-why-the-christian-must-deny-himself.html

CCM's Big Fat Lenten Post 2015 SOUTHERN FRIED CATHOLICISM BLOG - February 17, 2015 As all of you know, Lent begins tomorrow on Ash Wednesday. Let's tackle some of the common questions folks have about Lent and Ash Wednesday: What is Lent? Lent is a time when all throughout the Church prepare to celebrate Easter through penance, prayer, fasting and alms-giving. Traditionally, the season of Lent lasts forty days (not counting the Sundays of Lent), from ...http://southernfriedcatholicism.blogspot.com/2015/02/ccms-big-fat-lenten-post-2015.html

Intro to Fast and Abstinence 101 A CONCORD PASTOR COMMENTS - February 17, 2015 It's not unusual, in our fast-paced lives, for folks to miss the first day of fast and abstinence in Lent - which is tomorrow, Ash Wednesday , February 18! This post is an Intro to Fast and Abstinence 101 . Isn't this all just a lot of rules? Like many rules, those below are rather detailed in their wording and that's at least in part to answer ahead of time the many questions that such rules often occasion. More important than the details of rules, however, is the spirit ...http://concordpastor.blogspot.com/2015/02/intro-to-fast-and-abstinence-101.html

Lent 2015 AGGIE CATHOLIC BLOG - February 16, 2015 ... the comments. Thanks for reading about Lent 2015. Sections of the post you will find below include: LENT FAQ MORE QUESTIONS ON LENT LENTEN SUGGESTIONS LENT LINKS LENT FAQ When Does Lent Start in 2015? Lent starts on Ash Wed, Feb 18 and ends with the start of the Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday, which is the beginning of the Triduum. Easter Sunday is ...http://www.aggiecatholicblog.org/2015/02/lent-2015/

The Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time IGNATIAN SPIRITUALITY: SET THE WORLD ABLAZE - February 11, 2015 ... Blow the trumpet in Zion and proclaim a fast. Thursday : (Deuteronomy 30) Moses said, "I set before you life and prosperity, death and doom. Follow the commandments and choose life." Friday : (Isaiah 58) This is the fasting the Lord requires: release the unjustly bound, set free the oppressed, feed the hungry, take in the homeless, and clothe the naked. Saturday : (Isaiah 58) Honor the commandments and treat others with mercy, as if they are your neighbor, and ...http://predmore.blogspot.com/2015/02/the-sixth-sunday-of-ordinary-time.html

ASK FATHER: Parish Fundraiser Serves Meat on 1st Fridays FR. Z'S BLOG - January 8, 2015 From a reader… QUAERITUR : Every First Friday , a neighboring parish hosts a fundraiser dinner at which they serve beef or chicken , except during Lent. Many of our friends (homeschooling families) are parishioners there and attend every month. We hear that it's delicious fare and as I know who's doing the cooking, I'm sure it is. Nonetheless, advertisements go out via email and social media a few days before and every month it drives ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/wdtprs/DhFa/~3/2FiMErmU5Go/

Feeding a Large or Small Family on a Budget MEMORIES OF A CATHOLIC WIFE & MOTHER - November 15, 2014 ... if you write down your dinners, I'll write down mine for you ;) I am posting my response just in case other mothers find it helpful: A serving of meat should be no bigger than the palm of a person's hand. We eat a lot of chicken. I look through all of the ads that we get each week and I buy whole chickens when they are under $1.00 per pound (used to be under $0.70 per pound), stocking up on as many as I can. We have an extra ...http://catholicmemories.blogspot.com/2014/11/feeding-large-or-small-family-on-budget.html