Lent

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  1. jchanic
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    I belong to a Traditional Roman Catholic church. Eating meat on Friday (or other specified days) is still a venial sin in my church. We reject all the changes to the Church in Vatican II, still have the Latin Mass and have a dress code for both men and women.

    Society of St. Pius V

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    :rofl:bishop had seen it?! ;)[/QUOTE]
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  3. Grandpa
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    Religions interest me. If you don't mind me asking, do you recognize a Pope? Is this the traditional church that Mel Gibson and his dad subscribe to?
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  4. skimom2
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    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    Yup, during Fridays of Lent & Ash Wednesday. People under 14 and over 60 are exempted, though, and those traveling or otherwise incommoded. We've done meatless Lent Fridays with our kids from birth--easier than making a shocking new requirement at 14, I think :)
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  5. Grandpa
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    Growing up, we had meatless Fridays all the time. This was tough on my dad, who didn't like fish, and whose belief structure ran from Protestant Lite (Very Lite) to Near Atheist. I remember a lot of mac 'n' cheese.
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  6. Bryan James
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    As the ultimate, hard-suffering Saint that I am, I'm giving up Lent for Lent.
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  7. skimom2
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    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    My husband isn't a fish fan either, so we have veggie lasagna, bean & cheese burritos, veggie pizza, broccoli cheese soup, Mexican layered casserole (think Mexican lasagna)... Lots of choices out there, with a little ingenuity :)
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    Don't forget the lettuce and tomato sandwich less the bacon!
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    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    LOL! That was actually suggested in a college class I once took as a great 'brain food' snack :)
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    Marsha - can you imagine the things they hear in confession?! I happen to know that the scene in Sideways is like Looney Tunes compared to the graphic things some people tell priests.
  11. Grandpa
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    Certainly. I make vegetarian dishes all the time. I've graduated from Mom's mac 'n' cheese. I "invented" Mexican lasagna, at least as far as our household was concerned, about 20+ years ago, using layers of refritos, cheddar, meat&veggie, tortilla strips, and monterey jack, all in a skillet, and it didn't take that long, was nutritious, and the kids loved it. Love it when you get a winner from youngest to oldest.
  12. jchanic
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    No, we don't recognize a Pope.

    It's very similar to the church of Mel Gibson with some VERY minor variances. His is the Society of Pius X . The Society of Pius V split from them a couple decades ago when Pius X decided to try to reconcile with the modern church. The reconciliation did not succeed.

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  13. HollyGolightly
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    So, speaking of Lent - do any of you go to Friday devotions or Stations of the Cross? Our priest tries to shake it up a bit and offer different things every other week, as Stations can get kind of dull every single Friday. Last week we did the Chaplet of Divine Mercy (a gift from Saint Faustina), and I loved it so much. I've actually listened to it a few times on youtube because it's so awesome. I also like to listen to the Litany of Saints, just for fun.

    It's too bad that Lent doesn't fall during the height of summer fruit and vegetable season - I love tomato and swiss sandwiches - could live on them during the summer. And watermelon, oh how I love watermelon.
  14. jchanic
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    In my church, all ages are expected to refrain from eating meat on Fridays and the other days of abstinance. There is the exemption for travelers and the sick, however.

    We do the Stations of the Cross on Fridays at 7pm.

    John
  15. skimom2
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    Yep, every Friday during Lent. Mass at 5pm, Stations right after, and a potluck 'soup dinner' along with a movie (Catholic based--saints and the like. Last year we had THE WAY one week & I liked it a lot.) following. I really love Fridays--relaxing and refocusing for the weekend.
  16. HollyGolightly
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    I'll have to check that movie out. We're showing Restless Heart on Palm Sunday after evening Mass. I'm looking forward to it - it's about St. Augustine.
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    Do any of you listen to Catholic radio? I've been listening to it during my commute - not every day, but when I'm in the mood.
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    I have listened to it before, though I haven't lately--hooked on NPR (lol)
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  19. Grandpa
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    I had a meatless Friday without even thinking about it. I wonder if the early habits of my life had their way with me today.

    We'll have the family over for Easter three Sundays from now. We'll do the traditional things: Do a painted egg hunt with the kids who never seem to get too old to be too cool for it, joke about the unlikelihood of rabbits shooting eggs out of their butts, do some pastel-colored Jell-O shots, and maybe have some barbecue, or maybe enchiladas, or maybe lasagna for dinner.

    And despite being in Colorado, and despite Easter being on 4/20 this year, there will be none of the green at our house.
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  20. carrie's younger brother
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    Americancatholic.org seems to differ on this topic:
    Lent: Fasting and Abstinence
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