28 December 2017

Friday Abstinence

On 16 October 2014, a Spokesperson for the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales announced that the Friday within the Octave of Christmas is never [in England and Wales] a day of Abstinence.

That applies to tomorrow.

4 comments:

Sue Sims said...

Yay! I can keep eating the left-over turkey!

Oh, hold on...

DeHereticoComburendo said...

Delia Smith's English Colonial Curry for turkey leftovers, Sue. Recommend.

John Vasc said...

I'd feel happier with the CBCEW's now apparently perennial insistence on our inalienable right to carry on stuffing ourselves merrily on the Friday of the Octave of Christmas, if they occasionally drew attention to the pressing obligation to strict abstinence - and penitence - on the other Fridays of the year.
Ah, 'But everyone knows'?? Really? That's not my experience. And how will they learn, if they are never reminded?

Titus said...

This comes up every year. The law assigns that competence to the episcopal conference, of course. But if the spokesman is purporting to interpret the universal law, rather than articulate a particular law for England and Wales made by the episcopal conference, he is mistaken.