Posts Tagged ‘Abstinence’

Can Catholics eat plant-based “meat” on day of abstinence? Comments 0

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days when Catholics in New Zealand abstain from eating meat. Some people in the Catholic community worldwide are debating whether food made to look and taste like meat is allowed on days of abstinence. Read more Related Posts:Should Catholics consume artificial meat on abstinence days?Why does God care if Read more

Should Catholics consume artificial meat on abstinence days? Comments 0

Monday, November 25th, 2019

For Catholics 14 years or older, abstinence from meat is called for on certain days of the liturgical year. So what is a faithful Catholic to do in the age of artificial meat products such as Burger King’s so-called “Impossible Whopper”? Is it permissible to consume these items and still hold to the Church’s laws Read more

Pro-abortion actress makes accidental case for abstinence Comments 0

Monday, May 20th, 2019

While it was not her intent, Actress Alyssa Milano’s tweet calling on women not to have sex until they “get bodily autonomy back” gained some unlikely pro-life allies. “Thanks for supporting abstinence @Alyssa_Milano, the number one way to prevent unintended pregnancy,” Unplanned actress Ashley Bratcher, responded, Related Posts:Prominent actors threaten boycott over fetal heartbeat billWhy Read more

Meatless Fridays cookbook produced for Catholics in England Comments 0

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

An English Catholic charity has produced a cookbook with recipes to help uninspired Catholics in the kitchen observe meatless Fridays. Cafod, which is the Official Catholic aid agency for England and Wales, is preparing to launch the cookbook titled “Friday Suppers”. Proceeds from the book will help Cafod to support people living in poverty. The Read more

Alligator OK on menu in Lent say US bishops Comments 0

Friday, March 14th, 2014

United States Catholics can eat alligator on Fridays in Lent say their bishops. This was confirmed in a letter from Archbishop Gregory Aymond of New Orleans to a concerned parishioner. Continue reading   Related Posts:Melkite bishops want to oust Patriarch – Rome washes handsLeading Catholics worry about tough Poland abortion billFast for Lent – reduce Read more

Alligator OK for meatless Fridays, says archbishop Comments 0

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Alligator flesh is permissible to eat on meatless Fridays, the archbishop of New Orleans has assured a conscientious parishioner, because it is “considered in the fish family”. The website of the national bishops’ conference in the United States — where Catholics are required to abstain from meat on the Fridays of Lent — agrees. The Read more

ABs silent on abstinence, but Henry is praying Comments 0

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

The All Blacks refused to be drawn into the controversial Backing Black abstinence campaign. Before the campaign was canned assistant coach Steve Hansen said “Please, let’s not go there,”  in response to a query about abstinence. But Graham Henry is praying No 8 Kieran Read will heal in time for the quarter finals in the Read more