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Fish fry Fridays

At-home cooking for the Lenten season


Like most people, I'm guessing, I know that Catholics don't eat meat on Fridays during Lent. (For the record, I'm Methodist.)

And like most people, I'm also guessing, I never really stopped to think about why they don't. And why is fish OK?

So, doing like most people do these days when looking for an answer to "why," I turned to our good friend Google.

This is what I found on the website for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis at

"Catholics abstain from flesh meat on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and the Fridays of Lent.

"Abstinence is one of our oldest Christian tradi...

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