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 a Dining Etiquette * Food * Drink * Music a Theater * Sports a Games * Holidays a Festivities * Flowers a Plants * Insects, Animals, a More * American Places * International, National, a State Symbols * Clothes a Other Sundry Inventions * Education a Superstition * Art a Science * Law a Architecture * Epilogue: Words, Words, Words--Catholic, Anti-Catholic, and Post-CatholicThis is evident to some degree in nursery rhymes, given the fact that these are either sung or chanted in a sing-song ... On the other hand, the rhyme could be a lament at the reinstatement of the Roman Catholic Church during the brief reign of Queen Mary (1553a1558) or a reference to Mary ... Perhaps the most popular foreign nursery rhyme among anglophones is the French jingle, FrAure Jacques.
|Title||:||Why Do Catholics Eat Fish on Friday?|
|Author||:||Michael P. Foley|
|Publisher||:||Macmillan - 2014-12-09|