Sunday, May 15, 2011

English Bishops Reinstate Meatless Fridays

Source - ZENIT

From the article:
* The bishops of England and Wales are re-establishing the practice of abstaining from meat on Fridays.

* From the bishops: It is "important that all the faithful be united in a common celebration of Friday penance."

* The date for the re-establishment of meatless Fridays is Sept. 16.


It's a start. They've actually only reminded the faithful of the rule already on the books: abstain from meat on Fridays, or perform some other act of penance to be prescribed by the Bishop's Conference. The rule had been neglected, however; this announcement brings the matter back to the attention of the man in the pews.

Nay-sayers, Socialists, and other people of bad faith will say that with so many problems in the Church today, the Bishops should turn their attention to something more significant. A sufficient response to this kind of nonsense is that every chance should be seized on to remedy the damage caused by nay-sayers, Socialists, and other people of bad faith who have been wrecking the Church from the inside for the past century. If they don't like, they can just quit calling themselves Catholics.

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