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To: Gingersnap
I've often had lunch on Fridays with Catholics who attend mass and they never seem concerned about abstinence.

They are probably wearing a hairshirt and don't want to make a fuss in keeping with today's Gospel. (Oh man, I'd better do penance for that smart aleck remark!)

Or they pray for their persecutors.

Friday penitential practices are always an interesting discussion topic for any group of Catholics.

17 posted on 02/09/2005 10:40:22 AM PST by siunevada
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To: siunevada
"They are probably wearing a hairshirt and don't want to make a fuss in keeping with today's Gospel."

Well, of course I assume that they are!

I never ask about it because I'm Anglican and I rightly don't get a vote. *eyes personal lunch of pea soup and rye bread* LOL!

22 posted on 02/09/2005 11:07:46 AM PST by Gingersnap
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