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Lent and Pope Francis #418852
02/10/19 12:53 AM
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"Pope Francis has been offered $1 million to give to the charity of his choice if he goes vegan for Lent.

Million Dollar Vegan, the non-profit campaign behind the offer, says it wants the Pope to try a plant-based diet to "help fight climate change with diet change.”"

Christ is in our midst!!

I found this online in a dated article and thought it might not be a bad idea/

in the comments, I suggested that His Holiness contact some of the Orthodox patriarchs for suggestions and their fasting rules. It seems to me to it does a number of good things: $1 million dollars for a charity; getting better acquainted with his brethren in the Eastern Churches; a learning experience--seeing the world through the eyes of another.

So, brothers and sisters, what will His Holiness have to eliminate? I understand meat, fish with backbones, dairy, wine, and oil. What am I missing?

Bob

Re: Lent and Pope Francis [Re: theophan] #418857
02/11/19 04:31 PM
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It is a lovely idea.

Re: Lent and Pope Francis [Re: theophan] #418858
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Might not hurt some of the rest of us Latin Catholics. We're down to two fasting days a year--Ash Wednesday an Good (Great) Friday. What makes me weary is the Catholics who look at me as if I had two heads when I bring this up in conversation. Most people who do this don't understand what it is to fast and what foods we are not to take.

Re: Lent and Pope Francis [Re: theophan] #418873
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Isn't Every friday a fasting Day?!?

Re: Lent and Pope Francis [Re: theophan] #418874
02/16/19 10:06 PM
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Not for Latin Catholics in the United States for many years.


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