It's Ember Wenesday: Don't Eat Meat or More Than One Full Meal!
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(09-21-2011, 12:25 AM)Someone1776 Wrote:
(09-21-2011, 12:22 AM)Lydia Grace Wrote:
(09-21-2011, 12:22 AM)Someone1776 Wrote:
(09-21-2011, 12:21 AM)Lydia Grace Wrote:
(09-21-2011, 12:19 AM)Someone1776 Wrote:
(09-21-2011, 12:18 AM)Lydia Grace Wrote:
(09-21-2011, 12:10 AM)Someone1776 Wrote:
(09-20-2011, 11:56 PM)Lydia Grace Wrote:
(09-20-2011, 10:23 PM)Someone1776 Wrote:
(09-20-2011, 10:23 PM)Albino_Luciani Wrote: "Don't eat meat or the modernists win."

Is chicken meat?

Yes. 

Not in Spain. I lived there for a semester and my roommate was a vegetarian. Our host mom would always say "don't worry, it's not meat--it's chicken" when she made a chicken dish for us.

Do you have some pre-20th century Catholic source that says chicken is not meat? 

Nope, because I find things on the internet like a good lazy American.
http://powertochange.com/culture/chickennotmeat/
That's enjoyable to read if nothing else ;)

That looks like a site run by someone who attends a Lifeteen Mass...

My 1888 missal says chicken is meat. Fish is allowed though. 

It's also not considered meat in Mexico. My mom lived there for a while and they would make chicken on meat-less days because it wasn't meat. Maybe it's a Spanish thing.

Yes, I have heard the argument.  The Catholic Church has considered chicken to be meat for 20 centuries.  Stop looking for loopholes!


I'm Mexican.

I am Colombian. ¿Quieres una galleta?

Si, quiero una galleta de Maria :) Es la mas saboroso del mundo.
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#32
In case someone else wanted to know this

The Ember Days in 2011 are as follows:

    March 16, 18, and 19: The Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday after the First Sunday in Lent
    June 15, 17, and 18: The Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday after Pentecost
    September 21, 23, and 24: The Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday after Holy Cross Day
    December 14, 16, and 17: The Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday after the Third Sunday of Advent

I've been remiss in observing the Ember days.  Now I know more about them.
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#33
(09-20-2011, 11:56 PM)Lydia Grace Wrote: Not in Spain. I lived there for a semester and my roommate was a vegetarian. Our host mom would always say "don't worry, it's not meat--it's chicken" when she made a chicken dish for us.

Oh, haha, they probably still would have considered it something bound to the fast, though.  I lived in Russia for a year, and everything was a choice of chicken or meat.  Never chicken or beef, chicken or pork, chicken or lamb.  So, reading what you wrote, perhaps it is a general European tendency to think of all red meat as meat and chicken as something different?
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(09-21-2011, 03:33 AM)Doce Me Wrote: In case someone else wanted to know this

The Ember Days in 2011 are as follows:

    March 16, 18, and 19: The Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday after the First Sunday in Lent
    June 15, 17, and 18: The Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday after Pentecost
    September 21, 23, and 24: The Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday after Holy Cross Day
    December 14, 16, and 17: The Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday after the Third Sunday of Advent

I've been remiss in observing the Ember days.  Now I know more about them.

Never thought about this before, but is the third candle on the advent wreath a different color originally to remind people that the ember days were after that sunday?
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(09-21-2011, 08:28 AM)Melkite Wrote:
(09-21-2011, 03:33 AM)Doce Me Wrote: In case someone else wanted to know this

The Ember Days in 2011 are as follows:

    March 16, 18, and 19: The Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday after the First Sunday in Lent
    June 15, 17, and 18: The Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday after Pentecost
    September 21, 23, and 24: The Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday after Holy Cross Day
    December 14, 16, and 17: The Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday after the Third Sunday of Advent

I've been remiss in observing the Ember days.  Now I know more about them.

Never thought about this before, but is the third candle on the advent wreath a different color originally to remind people that the ember days were after that sunday?

I thought the different color meant "hey guys, you should rejoice because Christmas is almost here. You can make it, don't worry!"
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#36
Is age a factor in this? As in regular fasting?
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#37
(09-20-2011, 10:39 PM)Vetus Ordo Wrote: Don't eat meat, eat fancy lobsters.

:shrug:

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#38
I had a bowl of corn flakes this morning (after Mass), I've had dinner (fish-fingers, peas and garlic bread) and I intend to have another bowl of cereal tonight.  I hope I've passed the 1888 test :D!
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#39
It has been about 11 days since my last confession. I figured since it was Ember Wednesday I would go to confession. I went to the Priest where I work. I have never met him before. Anyways, when I mention Ember Wednesday to him he had no idea what I was talking about.
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(09-21-2011, 02:48 PM)Adam_Michael Wrote: It has been about 11 days since my last confession. I figured since it was Ember Wednesday I would go to confession. I went to the Priest where I work. I have never met him before. Anyways, when I mention Ember Wednesday to him he had no idea what I was talking about.

Perhaps that's a sign you shouldn't go to that priest again.
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