Fish’n’chips on Friday

Fish on Friday was always a Catholic thing, but it’s something that the whole of the British Isles has worked up an appetite for. Just why fish rather than meat is to be eaten on the last day of the working week is a matter of Catholic ceremony, to do with fasting on the day of  Christ’s death (reputedly Good Friday). 

For Catholics, fasting is the reduction of one’s intake of food, which may or may not include abstinence from meat (or another type of food). 

The Catholic Church teaches that all people are obliged by God to perform some penance for their sins, and that these acts of penance are both personal and corporate. The purpose of fasting is spiritual focus, self discipline, imitation of Christ, and performing penance.

In any case, fish’n’chips is a good end of week meal. 



Published by Rob

Now 70, I'm getting back into website development and brand protection, as well as showcasing the delightful artistic talents of my beautiful wife Lynne. My projection will encompass a lifetime of database marketing, as well as the Christian democratic socialist ideals of my wife and I.

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