What would you like to do?

Why is fish not considered meat during Lent?

already exists.

Would you like to merge this question into it?

already exists as an alternate of this question.

Would you like to make it the primary and merge this question into it?

exists and is an alternate of .

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.
+ 15 others found this useful
Thanks for the feedback!

Why is it ok to eat fish during Lent?

This is actually the result of an unusual edict from the pope: During the earlier ages of Christianity, fishing played a big part of Rome's economy (what with Italy being su

What kind of meat can you eat during Lent?

You can eat any type of meat, except on Fridays when no meat is to be eaten. However, fish and other types of seafood are not considered to be meat.

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

Can Catholics eat meat during Lent?

This answer will be based according to your Faith. Catholics observe fasting during lent and fasting can be classified into 2 categories: 1. Full Fasting, literally no food

Why do Catholics not eat meat during Lent?

They do eat meat during Lent, just not on Fridays and fish doesn't count as meat. The purpose is to give up something in edification for all venial sins during the past week.

Not eating meat during Lent?

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

Can Christians eat meat during Lent?

Up to age 13 I went to a Christian school and for a hot lunch menu  for Fridays during Lent they would have meatless meals. At age 14 I  went to a Catholic school and change

Can you eat meat during Lent if you are breastfeeding?

Catholic Answer If there is a problem with your protein intake and for some reasonyou could not assimilate protein from fish, seafood, dairyproducts, or soybean; then you shou

Why is meat not eaten on Fridays during Lent?

Though frankly a rather outdated idea, it is based on the principal that most people, for many hundreds of years, considered the "meat" course to be the main basis of their me