The Laws on Fasting and Abstinence

Note: This article is from Fr. Harold Parilla’s Facebook entry. Fr. Harold is a diocesan priest. He was trained in Theology by the Jesuits at the San Jose Seminary, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City. 1. Abstinence means avoiding the consumption of meat, but eggs, milk products and condiments made of animal fat may beContinue reading “The Laws on Fasting and Abstinence”

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The Facts on Fasting

On Fasting Fr. Eric Marcelo Genilo SJ *Here is another homily on fasting from Fr. Ritchie Genilo SJ. This was his homily last Friday, 19 February 2010 at the Loyola School of Theology, Ateneo de Manila University. Fr. Genilo teaches Moral Theology. In our first reading from the book of Isaiah, we are given aContinue reading “The Facts on Fasting”

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Why Do We Fast?

19 February 2010. Friday after Ash WednesdayIsaiah 58, 1-9; Psalm 51; Matthew 9, 14-15 One of the practices that has become unpopular in the Season of Lent is fasting. But the greatest names in Scripture have practiced it: Moses, David, Elijah, Esther, Daniel, Anna the prophetess, Paul and Jesus. Outside of the bible, the greatestContinue reading “Why Do We Fast?”

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Practices not for Show

19 February 2008 Tuesday of the 2nd Week of LentIsaiah 1, 10, 16-20; Matthew 23, 1-12 In the Gospels today, Jesus warns us of doing things for show. We do have this interest for things external. Take for example fasting. Fasting developed a bad reputation in the Middle Ages. When there is a decline ofContinue reading “Practices not for Show”

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