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Originally posted by ByTor420
Originally posted by jibeho
reply to post by ByTor420
I cited the latin version of this text by Pope Paul VI
III. 1. The law of abstinence forbids the use of meat, but not of eggs, the products of milk or condiments made of animal fat.
OK so using the above, how is fish excluded? It's not eggs, product of milk, or a condiment made from animal fat. I would call it meat though.
I was hoping to find something that actually referred to fish and made it a little more clear.
Thanks for the help though.
Abstaining from meat traditionally also linked us to the poor, who could seldom afford meat for their meals. It can do the same today if we remember the purpose of abstinence and embrace it as a spiritual link to those whose diets are sparse and simple. That should be the goal we set for ourselves—a sparse and simple meal. Avoiding meat while eating lobster misses the whole point!
Throughout the Latin Church the l 1 aw of abstinence prohibits all responsible subjects from
indulging in meat diet on duly appointed days. Meat diet comprises the flesh, blood, or marrow of such
animals and birds as constitute flesh meat according to the appreciation of intelligent and law-abiding
Christians. For this reason the use of fish, vegetables, mollusks, crabs, turtles, frogs, and such-like
cold-blooded creatures is not at variance with the law of abstinence.
If Saint Patrick's Day (17 March) falls on a Friday during Lent, the local Bishop can dispense with the rules and Catholics can eat meat. This is especially true in the United States among areas with large Irish-American populations, who eat corned beef on St. Patrick's Day. Approximately one third of all Catholic dioceses in the United States grant such a dispensation.
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meat (m [[tfd.com]] t)
1. The edible flesh of animals, especially that of mammals as opposed to that of fish or poultry.
Originally posted by Ayana
reply to post by wantsome
If it's an animal, it's meat.
Simple as. Black and white.
I never understood why some vegetarians still ate fish.
Originally posted by Fromabove
How is fish not meat. Meat walks on land and fish swim in the sea. Fish and mammals both have flesh, but the word meat used in this sense is to indicate land mammals only.