Monday, March 6, 2017

He's Got Time On His Hands

March 6, 2017

When St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Friday in Lent, Catholics usually have to get a dispensation to eat the traditional corned beef and cabbage, because Fridays in Lent are supposed to be meatless.

Usually, bishops across the U.S. have issued a blanket OK for their dioceses, but this year, here in St. Louis, Archbishop Carlson says that if you want a dispensation, you have to ask for it. He will consider each request individually.

He may be pretty busy shortly; or people may feel that, since it seems to be a fairly flexible sin, they’ll just take their chances.


Mary Pummer said...

Where's he been? Apparently not keeping up with the news. The Pope already gave a dispensation for eating corned beef on St. Patty's Day!!!

Peg said...

Where did you see that? All I can find are dispensations for individual dioceses across the U. S. If it's true, then we should probably send out a Public Service Announcement.

Anonymous said...

Although to some Catholics not eating meat on Fridays during Lent ranks higher than not committing adultery, I wonder if the Archbishop has any clue about how few Catholics really give a [damn] about getting dispensations.