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Ash Wednesday, Fasting, Abstaining, and You – with notes on alligator, endothermic moonfish, and muskrat

According to the 1983 Code of Canon Law for the Latin 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 … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Eating meat on Friday in the Octave of Easter

Let’s get out in front of this before the calendar clicks over to Friday
From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
My wife and I recently returned to the traditional friday abstinence from meat year round.
Traditionally, would the friday abstinence from meat also apply during fridays of … Continue reading

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Good Friday Reminder: Fasting, Abstaining, and You

Tomorrow is Good Friday. Let’s review our obligations before the day arrives so that we aren’t taken by surprise.
Two days of the year we modern Latin Church Catholics are asked both to fast and to abstain from meat.
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Remember! Tomorrow is #AshWednesday – Fast and abstinence!

Remember that tomorrow is Ash Wednesday.  Keep in mind the regulations for both abstinence and fasting.  Tomorrow is not just a day of abstinence but also of fasting.
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ASK FATHER: Eating meat on Friday in the Octave of Easter

From a reader…
My wife and I recently returned to the traditional friday abstinence from meat year round. Traditionally, would the friday abstinence from meat also apply during fridays of the whole easter season? What about just the octave?
Pay attention, in … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: The Magical Friday Bacon-Fish!

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I saw from NOAA today that they discovered a species of moonfish which is “the first fully warm-blooded fish that circulates heated blood throughout its body much like mammals and birds.” HERE
Since in your wonderful post about eating … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Marrying first civilly, later sacramentally

From a reader…
I have been married for a few years. When I came to the States a few years ago as an immigrant, I entered on a fiancé visa, and could not work until I was married and obtained a Green Card. … Continue reading

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Good Friday, Fasting, Abstaining, and You

Two days of the year Catholics are asked both to fast and to abstain from meat.
According to the 1983 Code of Canon Law for the Latin Church, Latin Church Catholics are bound to observe fasting and abstinence on Ash Wednesday … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Abstinence from meat difficult when living in parents’ home

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I would like to abstain from meat all Fridays of the year but I live with my non-Catholic parents and can’t easily get my own food every Friday, what should I do? During Lent I have been making … Continue reading

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NEW Z-SWAG – Liquidum non frangit ieiunium

Some of you asked for mugs with the phrase Liquidum non frangit ieiunium.
Ecce.  I added one to the Fr. Z Stuff Store.  HERE
Some samples…
Can insulator…

Drinking glass.

Something whimsical… for medicinal purposes only, of course.

Two sizes of coffee mugs, with the text on … Continue reading

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