friday fish in kc

Whether you are religious or not, you probably know that Fish Friday is kind of global thing.  According to popular legend, the Christian prophet Jesus died on a Friday.  As a result fasting on Fridays became a way to honor his sacrifice.

I know what you're thinking.  If you are eating fish, you are not exactly fasting.  

As with most things, if you look close enough, you can find a loophole.  

For this crowd, fasting simply meant abstinence from consuming the flesh of warm-blooded animals.  The cold-blooded are fair game, and if you teach a man to fish, you will feed him for a lifetime; especially, during lent and other holy days.  

In the medieval era, a holy day occurred just about every time one turned around too.  Ordinary folks everywhere were expected to fast not just on Fridays during Lent, but also during Advent, as well as quite a few Wednesdays and Saturdays.

A man has to eat, and if cold-blooded critters are permitted, then we shall have the biggest fish fry the world has ever seen!  

This is exactly what the Catholic Dioceses all over the world are doing these days, often in cooperation with organizations such as The Knights of Columbus.

Take a look at the lineup for a spot near you!


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