[Sca-cooks] weird question - honey fast???

Pat Griffin ldyannedubosc at yahoo.com
Sun Aug 10 00:36:53 PDT 2008

I should think that honey would be considered in the same category as milk.
Both are animal products, but not flesh.  However, as Master A says, logic
does not always apply.  Having been raised Baptist, and having been a Wiccan
sole practitioner for most of my adult life, I know very little about
Catholic dietary restrictions.

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From: Suey [mailto:lordhunt at gmail.com] 
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Subject: [Sca-cooks] weird question - honey fast???

Whoever - Terry Decker - wrote way back in July - but between illnesses 
and whatever I have not had a chance to air the question.
> Brears mentions a recipe snip which can be prepared in different versions
for flesh, fish,
> and lent days. The meat day version includes a small amount of honey snip
> My question is, apart from the obvious reality of where honey comes
> from, has anyone run across any specific reference to honey being a
> flesh-day, animal-type product to be avoided on other days? Again,
> obviously that's just what it is, but every so often the logic doesn't
> quite make sense to us, and we can't just assume that it would be
> regarded as forbidden on fish days.
> Adamantius
> This is a really interesting question.
> The Orthodox Church considers honey to be a product of animals and
> it during Lent.  Whether this is true of the Roman Catholic Church, I have

> no idea.
> IIRC, the Roman Catholic dietary rules are derived from the Benedictine 
> Rule, but I haven't found any reference as to how honey is viewed other
> it was used as a common food stuff.  Woolgar may have something on it, but
> haven't located much on the meat-fish-Lent issue.
> Bear
Please enlighten me I cannot not figure how anyone one can fathom honey 
as a meat product.
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