If you’re like me and you hate fish – and seafood, shellfish, anything that tastes anything like fish (no, it doesn’t taste like chicken) – then generally Friday’s are sort of miserable.

My Friday diet tends to be composed of carbs, peanut butter and other things that make me fat.  And let’s face it, they don’t taste anywhere near as good as meat.

My favorite things to eat are things that once had hooves and talons, not scales and slime. I must note that I am deeply grateful that our Lord and Savior did not consecrate fish at the Last Supper.

Luckily for me, a few glorious Fridays per year are also Solemnities on our Liturgical Calendar. Now as we all know, Solemnities are days of Feasting not Fasting.  They are days for celebration and not penance. Being a confirmed fish-hater, I take particular delight in the celebration of these days of Solemnity.

I like to call them “Meat Fridays.”  They are those high Holy Days that get me off the hook from abstaining from meat. (Aren’t you impressed that I can find a way to make a feast of the Catholic Church all about me?  Ha…I am a bad Catholic).

Anyway, today, Friday in the Octave of Easter, is happily one of those days.  The Solemnity of the Resurrection is so awesome that it lasts for 8 days!

So, put a thick steak on the grill or fry some bacon.

Feed the fish to a cat and embrace your Catholic identity!



  • Patrick Thornton


    Sorry about your teeth! Mine are just fine for eating meat, though. Seriously, my dentist says so.

    And besides, if God didn’t want us to eat animals, He wouldn’t have made them out of meat!

  • Lucy

    Hey Patrick.

    Jesus didn’t consecrate meat either. Bread and wine! Humans don’t even have the correct teeth for meat eating which makes meat very tough on the digestive track and on our teeth. Shucks



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