Not entirely true. Most broths are made from cooking meat and/or vegetables in water. Stocks are made from bones and connective tissues of the animal cooked in water. Both may or may not include vegetables and herbs.Originally posted by: JetsFanatic
Yes. Catholics abstain from eating meat, not necessarily products whose preparation (ie. chicken stock) requires meat. Otherwise you probably could not eat things with lard or butter in them, since they are animal product as well.Can observing Catholics eat chicken stock on Fridays during Lent?
Originally posted by: dullard
I really think you are missing the point. Don't fast just to follow rules that you don't even understand (if you don't understand them then you really aren't truely using 100% of your spirituality when you blindly follow rules). Instead, fast to follow your faith. Jesus fasted for 40 days to prepare for his ministry. Catholics fast during Lent to (1) help imitate the example of Jesus, (2) display common repentance, and (3) help you put aside your earthly passions and instead think of God and Jesus for a day. The 'rules' for Catholics vary from country to country and even vary over the years. Some Catholic regions avoid food altogether, some allow one meal per day, some avoid any meats, some avoid any non-seafood meat, some just avoid red meat, etc. So don't do anything just to follow arbitrary rules, instead do it for the three reasons I listed above. Would eating chicken stock prevent you from doing those three things? The answer will vary from person to person.
Catholic priests molest little boys and think they're going to heaven. I don't think they're going to keep you out based on your lunch menu.Originally posted by: WinkOsmosis
I don't see the point of making the "sacrifice" and then eating fish instead... I've eaten fish only for the past few days. Does that mean I get to go to heaven?