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Why do Catholics eat fish on Friday? : the Catholic origin to just about everything

Author: Michael P Foley
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Miscellanea
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael P Foley
ISBN: 1403969671 9781403969675
OCLC Number: 60321472
Description: 214 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Making the time --
Holidays and festivities --
Manners and dining etiquette --
Food and drink --
The arts --
Music and theater --
Sports and games --
Flowers and plants --
Insects, animals, and other natural phenomena --
Science --
Inventions --
Education and superstition --
American places --
International, national, and state symbols --
Law --
Words, words, words : Catholic, anti-Catholic, and post-Catholic --
Biblical names and expressions.
Responsibility: Michael P. Foley.
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