“Lent is over. Why bring up meatless Fridays now?”
Yeah. About that…
“Catholics used to eat fish on Fridays instead of meat, but Vatican II changed all that.”
“What’s the point of meatless Fridays? Meat isn’t a luxury these days, and avoiding it for one day isn’t a sacrifice for most people. So why bother?”
Okay, let’s talk about that.
Let’s start at the beginning…
Contrary to common misconception, abstinence from meat on Fridays throughout the year has never been abolished from Roman law. It was not abolished by Vatican II. It was not abolished by Pope Paul VI or Pope St. John Paul II. It was not abolished by the 1983 Code of Canon Law. It remains the universal law of the...READ MORE