March 6, 2017
Archbishop Carlson is requiring Catholics to specifically request dispensations to eat corned beef and cabbage this St. Patrick’s Day (which falls on a Friday). The Archbishop will then determine if each request has merit.
A dispensation was granted to the Ancient Order of Hibernians, and everyone who attended their corned beef dinner. So maybe there’s a method to his madness.
The Order is a Catholic lay organization. So is Bishop C. just helping out some pals? Or is he just plain nuts?