Meatless Friday Question
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I think Mike's advice is based on previous  fasting laws.

Here's the current relevant canon law if you accept it:

Can.  1251 Abstinence from meat, or from some other food as determined by the Episcopal Conference, is to be observed on all Fridays, unless a solemnity should fall on a Friday. Abstinence and fasting are to be observed on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.
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Can.  1253 The conference of bishops can determine more precisely the observance of fast and abstinence as well as substitute other forms of penance, especially works of charity and exercises of piety, in whole or in part, for abstinence and fast.

According to the Canadian bishops, you can substitute something else, so you are not sinning if you still do some other penitential act.

I used to have a reproduction of a Catechism by St. Robert Bellarmine (with awesome woodcut illustrations) which listed all Wednesdays as a day of abstinance along with Fridays--this is still the case in some Eastern rites, I think. So these things have changed from time to time.
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Meatless Friday Question - by Historian - 11-19-2010, 01:29 PM
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