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Probably a Stupid Question- Asking Anyway
« on: November 27, 2017, 02:02:23 PM »
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  • This is probably one of the most stupid questions ever (which is why it's in the anonymous forum):
    -Is brushing your teeth breaking the fast because toothpaste has some sugar [saccharine] in it?
    A simple yes or no will greatly help, sorry just overly scrupulous.



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    Re: Probably a Stupid Question- Asking Anyway
    « Reply #1 on: November 27, 2017, 02:04:57 PM »
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  • No, it does not break the fast.  Even during Lent, drinking veggie juice, tea and/or coffee does not break the fast.  Generally, only those things which would commonly be understood to be "food" would break the fast.


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    Re: Probably a Stupid Question- Asking Anyway
    « Reply #2 on: November 27, 2017, 07:47:37 PM »
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  • Not stupid. Answer is no...unless you're deliberately eating toothpaste.  If so, you need to see a doctor because you have PICA.  

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    Re: Probably a Stupid Question- Asking Anyway
    « Reply #3 on: November 28, 2017, 11:36:30 AM »
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  • The proper way to understand breaking the fast is the way you eat: food in mouth, chewed, and then swallowed. If it doesn’t meet this criteria, it’s not breaking the fast. 

    I do believe that it’s still 1 hour rule for nothing but water and medicine but I could be wrong. 

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    Re: Probably a Stupid Question- Asking Anyway
    « Reply #4 on: November 28, 2017, 11:54:36 AM »
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  • The proper way to understand breaking the fast is the way you eat: food in mouth, chewed, and then swallowed. If it doesn’t meet this criteria, it’s not breaking the fast.

    I do believe that it’s still 1 hour rule for nothing but water and medicine but I could be wrong.
    No, I agree with the above; it's not a stupid question. Some Traditional Catholics are confused about the fast. The general rule is between the age of reason and 59. I'm well over 59 but I still observe the fast anyway. I guess it depends on the state of one's health. No, you're not wrong about medicine and water.


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    Re: Probably a Stupid Question- Asking Anyway
    « Reply #5 on: November 28, 2017, 12:13:23 PM »
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  • St. Thomas held that something must be ingested per modum cibi ... in the manner of food.  So, for instance, if you accidentally swallow a bit of mouthwash or some food that gets dislodged form your teeth, etc. that's not considered "eating".  So it's based on a common sense understanding of the human activity called "eating".  Swallowing a bit of toothpase is NOT eating in the commonly-understood meaning of the term.  Church law is based on common sense.

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    Re: Probably a Stupid Question- Asking Anyway
    « Reply #6 on: November 28, 2017, 02:16:51 PM »
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  • St. Thomas held that something must be ingested per modum cibi ... in the manner of food.  So, for instance, if you accidentally swallow a bit of mouthwash or some food that gets dislodged form your teeth, etc. that's not considered "eating".  So it's based on a common sense understanding of the human activity called "eating".  Swallowing a bit of toothpase is NOT eating in the commonly-understood meaning of the term.  Church law is based on common sense.
    I've actually heard you could swallow a button off of your clothes and it would not affect the fast because a button is not considered eadible.
    Many people say "For the Honor and Glory of God!" but, what they should say is "For the Love, Glory and Honor of God". - Fr. Paul of Moll

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    Re: Probably a Stupid Question- Asking Anyway
    « Reply #7 on: November 29, 2017, 03:09:18 PM »
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  • Use baking soda.


     

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