Fast and Fasting


This is a wonderful historical practise where you also have to trial your disciplines. 

Fasting and abstinens are two seperate obligations where the abstinens is to refrain from something. Fasting is not a diet because there must be a spiritual  touch to the activity. 

  • Lent
    Lent is the big habit of fasting before Easter. 

  • Abstinens

Wednesday - meat free

Friday - meat free

  • All Fridays of the year, except when a Solemnity falls upon the Friday, are bound by the law of abstinence.

A Missing Sentence in the Bible

There is a missing piece, truly a missing piece which seems to be deliberately removed from many bibles.And, looking at ourselves, it becomes quite obvious thatthis missing piece, deliberately was removed from our own Catholic upbringing too.

Matt 17:20 in Vulgate (which may be Matt 17:21) in other Bibles:

"hoc autem genus non eicitur nisi per orationem et ieiunium"

"But this kind is not cast out but by prayer and fasting."

Mark 9:28 in Vulgate (which may be Mark 9:29) in other Bibles:

"et dixit illis hoc genus in nullo potest exire nisi in oratione et ieiunio"

"And he said to them: This kind can go out by nothing, but by prayer and fasting."

Please do check your standard online Bible, and your printed copy if these two selections have been tampered with. The Commander Cross Rosary research often starts with going through books around 1910, to keep it consistant but also that it is shortly after the "Rosary-Pope", Leo XIII and the changes Pius X implemented.

This above secion in the Bible concerns the disciples who failed to cast out demons, maybe with some pride around the task too, and they asked our Lord of why they failed.

"And he said to them: ..."

This means thatthe word and meaning "Fast" was given to us from our Lord as a mean against evil. If it was removed by a person, who made the decision? We do not know when it was removed.

There are some footnotes stating that the Matt 17:29 is similar to Mark 9:29 and therefore was "considered" to have been added afterwards, hence removed today. But, if the sentence exist in the Vulgate, why removed from "modern" Bibles?

Why not see it as part of our defense?