Tag Archives: Friday abstinence

QUAERITUR: Friday penance in the Octave of Christmas revisited

Yesterday I facetiously posted about Friday penance during the Octave of Christmas.
Days (other than Sunday) within the Octave of Christmas are not “heavy enough” (as a “solemnity” would be) to “outweigh” the Friday obligation to do some sort of penance … Continue reading

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Of Fridays, Motu Proprios, Pesto and The Cross

In England, where I am as I write, the bishops have asked Catholics to abstain from meat on Fridays.  It may be the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, but it is Friday.  Festive penance is in order.  Or, … Continue reading

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ENGLAND Friday 29 June is a Holy Day of Obligation

My friend Fr. Tim Finigan, His Hermeueticalness, has on his parish’s website a good reminder for his readers in the UK that Friday 29 June, the Feast or Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul is, for them, a Holy Day … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Some history on meatless Fridays

From a priest:
Dear Father Zuhlsdorf, thank you for the great apostolic work you do every day. Your blog has been an orientation and a spiritual help for me since my days in seminary. And it is great fun, too!
Today, we … Continue reading

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Bp. Davies (D. Shrewsbury): Pastoral letter on Pope Benedict’s visit, Friday abstinence, new translation

From ZENIT comes the text of a pastoral letter by the Bishop of Shrewsbury, England, Most Rev. Mark Davies.  He issued it for the 1st anniversary of Pope Benedict’s visit to England.  This pastoral letter is supposed to be read … Continue reading

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