Why do Catholics abstain from eating meat?

Answer Catholics generally may eat meat and meat products, although as a spiritual practice there are instances when that is not the case. Those instances involve particular occasions, as well as specific... Read More »

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Do catholics still have to abstain from meat on sundays?

Catholics do not have to abstain from eating meat on Sundays. However, every Catholic age 14 or older is supposed to avoid eating meat on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and every Friday during Lent. Ca... Read More »

Why some meat eaters think eating vegetables,fruits are wrong even if they're eating both meat and vegetables?

I've never heard a meat eater say that it's wrong to eat vegetables. The old argument of "But don't plants feel pain too?" is merely the (lame) way in which they seek to justify the cruelty which ... Read More »

Why isn't fish a meat for Catholics?

During Lent, Catholics focus on repentance, giving up a personal luxury and abstaining from meat on Fridays. Catholics replace fish for meat during fasts, as approved by the Church. However, some c... Read More »

Can catholics eat meat during lent?

During the season of Lent, the Catholic Church asks its followers 14 years and older to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and all Fridays during the 40-day period of sacrifice and pen... Read More »