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As a generic culinary and butchery term of art, "meat" refers to the muscular flesh of a mammal. This is the definition most commonly applied by governments in meat product regulation and food labeling, and in religious rites and rituals. Edible birds and fish/seafood are not "meat" under this application but are treated separately from mammals. Likewise, amphibians and reptiles, not to mention the "meat" of edible insects, arachnids, and so on. Religious rites and rituals regarding food also tend to apply this distinction, classifying the birds of the air and the fish of the sea separately from land-bound mammals. Sea-bound mammals are often treated as fish under religious laws. Following is stated in the Code of Canon Law of the Catholic Church. Can. 1250 The penitential days and times in the universal Church are every Friday of the whole year and the season of Lent. 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. Please click the link below for information.
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What is considered meat during Lent?

i believe it is any animal. my family practices not eating meat on good friday, but we do eat meat on lent. i know that where im from, it is acceptable to eat fish on good fri

What is meat during Lent?

Meat is not eaten on Ash Wednesday and on all Fridays during Lent.   Catholics (at least 14 years old) in the United States are obliged to abstain from the eating of meat o

Why no meat on Friday during lent?

Culturally there is a general preference for meat over fish. Lent is a time of sacrifice and penance in order to prepare for Easter, so the Church has deemed it appropriate to

No meat on Fridays during Lent?

Catholics do not eat meat of Fridays during lent in remembrance of the day of Jesus Christ's sacrifice for humanity. It is a form of penance to honor and worship God. Lent beg

Why is meat not allowed during lent?

Meat is allowed during Lent. Meat is not supposed to be eaten on Fridays by human beings aged 14 years of age or older. Jesus Christ, The Savior and Messiah of the world d

Not eating meat during Lent?

On Ash Wednesday and all Fridays of Lent, no meat is permitted for those age 14 and older

Can you eat fish meat Fridays during lent?

Yes because in lent the only kind of meat you can have is fish meat. (if you are talking about the catholic religion) Extended Answer: Yes; From the Code of Canon Law: "

Why fish and not meat for Lent?

People do not eat meat during lent as they for go meat , what they like , in remembrance of Christs sacrifice on Good Friday.
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Can you touch meat during lent?

Yes, you may touch meat. Abstinence is the penance required and is not specific except on Good Friday for many Christians. No eating of meat if that is what you "give up" for