Catholic Attitudes Towards Alcohol
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In the “olden days” beer and wine were cleaner than any city water one might have to consume, and I’ve heard it said the alcohol content was less and/or it was cut with water.  Besides fasting, the monks were being very pragmatic about what was and wasn’t safe to consume when the diet is being restricted.

As for Lent, in some cultures it’s traditional to fast from alcohol.  Even though I don’t drink, I always put a bottle or beer or wine in my basket to be blessed on Holy Saturday and I would say most families appear to do the same.  If they actually fasted from it the whole of Lent is another story.

This doesn’t really answer your question, but from what I understand as long as one doesn’t drink to get drunk, drinking in and of itself isn’t sinful.
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Catholic Attitudes Towards Alcohol - by NSMSSS - 12-01-2020, 05:26 PM
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