Posts Tagged ‘Friday abstinence’

Eat pork but be penitent says Indonesian archbishop

Monday, February 19th, 2018

To fast or to feast? This was the dilemma many Chinese Catholics face over Lunar New Year, which fell on Feb. 16 this year. The most festive day this year on the Chinese calendar was also the first Friday of Lent Archbishop Agustinus Agus of Pontianak, who is based in West Kalimantan, where many Chinese Indonesians Read more

Aussie bishops back return to Friday abstinence from meat

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Several Australian bishops said they would support re-establishing year-round Friday abstinence from meat in their country. Auxiliary Bishop Peter Elliott of Melbourne, Bishop Geoffrey Jarrett of Lismore and Bishop Michael Kennedy of Armidale are among prelates who would back the change. Friday penance regulations were relaxed in Australia in 1985, allowing Catholics to perform an Read more