It’s a little sad that you think some of our beliefs are silly. The things you used to do seem very wise to me, honouring saints and Jesus certainly seems wiser than most of the things people do in this 21st century that you imply is wiser than the past. As for eating meat on Fridays, well a tiny little sacrifice for the God who gave His only son for you so that you might live forever in paradise, should you choose to be humble enough to repent and follow Him. Oh and by the way, the Friday abstinence has not disappeared you are still required to abstain from something, ie sacrifice something for Jesus, it just doesnt have to be meat (in your country) but it should most certainly be something. And in a little newsflash, you should in fact be regularly giving up things for God, because you want to…not because you have to or cos you may go to hell, but because you love God. Oh and the brown scapular to honour your Mother, that she in turn protects you, we should be so blessed.