Why Do Catholics Eat Fish on Friday?

The Catholic Origin to Just About Everything

Michael P. Foley

Palgrave Macmillan Trade

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Did you know that the origins of Groundhog Day stem from a Catholic tradition? Or that the common pretzel was once a Lenten reward for the pious? Why Do Catholics Eat Fish on Friday is a fascinating guide to the roots of all-things-Catholic. This smart and concise guide will introduce readers to the hidden heritage in many commonplace things that make up contemporary life. The reader-friendly format and the illuminating entries will make this guide a perfect gift for Catholics and anyone who loves a bit of historic trivia.
Table of Contents - Foreword * Time * Manners & Dining Etiquette * Food * Drink * Music & Theater * Sports & Games * Holidays & Festivities * Flowers & Plants * Insects, Animals, & More * American Places * International, National, & State Symbols * Clothes & Other Sundry Inventions * Education & Superstition * Art & Science * Law & Architecture * Epilogue: Words, Words, Words--Catholic, Anti-Catholic, and Post-Catholic

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Michael P. Foley

Michael P. Foley is the author of Wedding Rites: The Complete Guide to Traditional Weddings. He is a professor at Baylor University.

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Why Do Catholics Eat Fish on Friday?
The Catholic Origin to Just About Everything
Michael P. Foley

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
Palgrave Macmillan Trade
November 2005
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781403969675
ISBN10: 1403969671
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 224 pages, Includes 10 black-and-white illustrations throughout
$14.00
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