No meat on fridays...


#1

My boss actually claimed that the reason the Church declared we must abstain frome ating meat on Fridays was because the laity in the Church was mostly fishermen and they were going out of business. Is this true? Any one ever heard this before?


#2

Apparently the protestants raised the beef and pork.

Sola Fisha!!! It’s an old conspiracy theory I believe.


#3

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#4

More Fish Latin:

Caviar Emptor - Beware of the fish.
Carp Diem - Seize the fish.
Veni, Vidi, Fishy - I came, I saw, I fished.
Cod Erat Demonstrandum - Proving the fish.
Squid pro quo - Done a fishy deal.
Tempus Fish-it - Time flies when you’re fishing.
Prima Fishy - First fish.

(from www.badpuns.com)


#5

[quote=msproule]More Fish Latin:

Caviar Emptor - Beware of the fish.
Carp Diem - Seize the fish.
Veni, Vidi, Fishy - I came, I saw, I fished.
Cod Erat Demonstrandum - Proving the fish.
Squid pro quo - Done a fishy deal.
Tempus Fish-it - Time flies when you’re fishing.
Prima Fishy - First fish.
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You guys are killin me! smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/36/36_11_6.gif


#6

A friend of mine attended Briarcliff College (now University) in Sioux City, Iowa. She said that her history prof (a Franciscan nun, the school was founded and run by Franciscans out of Dubuque, I believe) taught, in class, that the mandate was to help build up the herring industry in Northern Europe. I don’t know the truth of it, however. I don’t know how much of a sacrifice it would have been, since meat was something that didn’t loom large in the diet of the lower classes anyway.


#7

After 50,000 years the fishing industry was going out of busniess, thank God for the Catholic Church and there no meat on Friday’s doctrine. Without them, we may not be able to enjoy a delicious salmon fillet today.


#8

[quote=JKirkLVNV]A friend of mine attended Briarcliff College (now University) in Sioux City, Iowa. She said that her history prof (a Franciscan nun, the school was founded and run by Franciscans out of Dubuque, I believe) taught, in class, that the mandate was to help build up the herring industry in Northern Europe. I don’t know the truth of it, however. I don’t know how much of a sacrifice it would have been, since meat was something that didn’t loom large in the diet of the lower classes anyway.
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this was along the lines of what my boss was saying
how true is it


#9

[quote=msproule]More Fish Latin:

Caviar Emptor - Beware of the fish.
Carp Diem - Seize the fish.
Veni, Vidi, Fishy - I came, I saw, I fished.
Cod Erat Demonstrandum - Proving the fish.
Squid pro quo - Done a fishy deal.
Tempus Fish-it - Time flies when you’re fishing.
Prima Fishy - First fish.

(from www.badpuns.com)
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Peace.

Isn’t Luca Brasia sleeping with the fishes?

Peace.


#10

[quote=Anonymous_1]My boss actually claimed that the reason the Church declared we must abstain frome ating meat on Fridays was because the laity in the Church was mostly fishermen and they were going out of business. Is this true? Any one ever heard this before?
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Peace.

Here is what I heard: The fresh fish was brough to market that Saturday and Sunday, and by the end of the week, before the next catch was brought in, there was a push to get rid of the unsold fish.

Sounds like another urban legened,

Peace.


#11

[quote=Anonymous_1]My boss actually claimed that the reason the Church declared we must abstain frome ating meat on Fridays was because the laity in the Church was mostly fishermen and they were going out of business. Is this true? Any one ever heard this before?
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Respectfully: The burden of proof is upon your boss. (Hint: If he says: “I read it on the internet”, that is **not **proof)

Will snap mackerals for food,
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#12

[quote=Anonymous_1]My boss actually claimed that the reason the Church declared we must abstain frome ating meat on Fridays was because the laity in the Church was mostly fishermen and they were going out of business. Is this true? Any one ever heard this before?
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This is an urban legend.


#13

[quote=Anonymous_1]My boss actually claimed that the reason the Church declared we must abstain frome ating meat on Fridays was because the laity in the Church was mostly fishermen and they were going out of business. Is this true? Any one ever heard this before?
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Yes, I have heard this one from several sources–none of whom claimed they read it ‘on line’! The first time I heard this was in the mid-1980’s when my late husband was going attending the pre-deaconite classes in the diocese we lived in. He heard it there from one of the instructors.

I heard it again from a priest who treated it as if it were common knowledge.

I agree too with the comment that someone made that meat was not a big part of the ordinary person’s diet, so abstaining from it one day a week was not that much of a sacrifice.

As one who has never liked seafood, I find the Friday abstinence from meat a huge sacrifice!! :yup:

I have always wondered what kind of sacrifice is it for someone who loves seafood to feast on shrimp scampi or lobster on Friday instead of eating a hamburger! :rolleyes:

I think the emphasis on doing some kind of penance is a better approach here!


#14

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