Saturday, May 14, 2011

Back to Abstinence on Fridays

From mid September, marking the anniversary of Pope Benedict's visit to Britain, the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales is reimposing the law requiring abstinence from meat and meat products on Fridays. For those who do not consume meat they will be required to give up some major part of their normal diet.

Whilst this is a man-made ruling it was always accepted that Catholics did this as a self mortification and as a penance for our sins and the evils of our world.

Perhaps we should all offer up this penance in reparation for the way in which God has been sidelined in our increasingly secular society.


  1. It may be a man-made ruling but I think a Catholic failing to observe it would need to mention it in confession.

  2. Could anyone answer this strange phenomenon?
    Why do bacon sandwiches ALWAYS smell much better on Fridays?