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Good Question: Why Isn’t Seafood Considered Meat?

Each Friday during Lent, Catholics are supposed to give up meat, so many turn to fish. That had Chuck from Clearwater wanting to know: Why is fish not considered meat? According to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, abstinence laws say meat is considered something that comes only from animals that live on land, like chicken, cows, sheep or pigs.

03/13/2014

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Wander Minnesota: Friday Night Fish Fries For Lent

Spring may not have made a commitment to Minnesota just yet, but regardless of the weather, this week marks the start of Lent. Looking for fish on Fridays? Check out one of the perks of the season: the Friday Night Fish Fry. Always a tradition during Lent, and available several places, some family friendly, some not so much. In many cases, it’s all you can eat, but even when it’s not, you’re assured a heaping plate of food that won’t leave you hungry. Call ahead for hours and types of fish served.

03/05/2014

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Good Question: Why Are Ashes Used On Ash Wednesday?

In two days, millions of Christians around the world will observe Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of Lent. It falls 46 days before Easter, including Sundays. Christians will observe Lent by fasting or abstaining from a type of food they like. It’s a way of repenting their sins, and as a way to recognize how Jesus fasted in the desert for 40 days and 40 nights.

03/03/2014

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Wander Minnesota: Time for Friday Fish Fries

It’s that time of year again: Lent. Looking for fish on Fridays? Check out one of the perks of the season: the Friday Night Fish Fry.

02/28/2013

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Good Question: How Much Fish Do Americans Eat During Lent?

It is the time of year when people line up on Friday nights to get a fried piece of white fish.

02/19/2013

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Wander Minnesota: Loaves & Fishes

Spring may not have made a commitment to Minnesota just yet, but regardless of the weather, it’s that time of year again: Lent.

02/29/2012

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Good Question: Why Do Catholics Give Up Things For Lent?

On Ash Wednesday, many Christians get more than ashes on their foreheads: they get a sense of responsibility to give something up. It’s a tradition especially strong in the Catholic Church. So, why do Catholics give things up for Lent, and why don’t they eat meat on Fridays?

02/21/2012

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Best Fish For Fridays

Looking for fish on Fridays? Check out one of the perks of the season: the Friday Night Fish Fry.

CBS Minnesota–03/02/2011

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Wander Minnesota: Loaves & Fishes

Spring may not have made a commitment to Minnesota just yet, but regardless of the weather, it’s that time of year again: Lent.

03/02/2011

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