Why can’t Catholics eat meat on Fridays during Lent?

Answer Catholics practice various acts of penitence and spiritual self-discipline during Lent, the (approximately) forty days leading up to Easter. One of those disciplines is a fast that requires Catholics to abstain from meat on Fridays during Lent. The rule is based on the authority of the Church, not on the authority of Scripture. The … Read more

No Meat Fridays during Lent – St. Lucy Catholic Church

Q: Why don’t Catholics eat meat during Lent? What’s the point? And why doesn’t fish count as meat? A: So, what you’re asking about is the Church’s regulation with regard to abstinence. (No, not that kind of abstinence). This kind of abstinence refers to the rule binding all Catholics 14 years old until death to … Read more

Why Can’t You Eat Meat on Fridays During Lent?

Jonathan Lewis Talks About Avoiding Meat | #WhyWeLent Filet-O-Fish sandwiches, mac-n-cheese, and K of C fish fries — all things that signal the arrival of the Lenten season. But why do Catholics avoid eating meat on Fridays during Lent? Jonathan Lewis is taking over Grotto’s Instagram stories to tell us why. During Lent, Catholics take … Read more