Why Do Catholics Eat Fish On Friday?: The Catholic Origin To Just About Everything (Paperback)

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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. ...

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

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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Dimensions 9.0x6.45x0.75
ISBN 9781403969675
Genre RELIGION / History
Format Paperback
Pages 214
Publisher Date 2005-11-29 00:00:00.0
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Year 2005
Height 8.25 in
Wdth 5.5 in
Thickness 0.5 in
Unit weight 0.55 lb
Language English
Subtitle The Catholic Origin To Just About Everything
Audience General/trade
Authors Foley, Michael P.

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