Irish Papist

Irish Papist
Me and General Robert Lee

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Will the Australian Bishops Bring Back Compulsory Meatless Fridays?

They're thinking about it, according to the Catholic Herald. The English and Welsh bishops did it a few years ago.

I think they should. Avoiding meat on Fridays is pretty much the smallest sacrifice one could make for one's faith, and at the same time, it's a wonderful witness to the world. As the Archbishop of Hobart puts it: "In the past it was one of those practices that everyone knew: Catholics don’t eat meat on Fridays."

2 comments:

  1. Do you think they'll ever bring it back here? Or is it already here and I've just been making a big mistake for the past few years?

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  2. They might, with this new breed of more orthodox bishops we're getting. You haven't been making a mistake. But I wouldn't blame you if you had. I spent ages looking for information on Friday penance in Ireland and it's extremely difficult to find-- and when you find it, it's extremely vague.

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