Catholics/Coffee after Mass


It has long been a tradition, at least in some countries, to have some coffee and socialize after Mass. Is this more than just something psychologic? Does Theology have anything to say about it?

No, it is not theological.  The custom in some places may have arisen because the traditional Eucharistic fast requires no food or beverages after midnight.  Therefore, people had a little snack afterwards before leaving for home.  However, in the New Order sect (which is not really Catholic), the Catholic and Apostolic Eucharistic Fast has been essentially done away with, so if there was once a connection, there isn't one any longer, at least in the New Order places.


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