Friday, March 17

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

According to Whispers in the Loggia and his Corned Beef Indult log, both the Diocese of Dallas and the Diocese of Fort Worth have a dispensation from their bishops to be able to enjoy meat today (check the link for full list). He says:

    Now, some of these will have strings attached, but this is just a list of places where permission to partake of the Sacred Corned Beef on a Lenten Friday has been conceded in one form or another. It is by no means the definitive listing, but -- as is usually the case here -- it's the closest thing you'll find to one.... If in doubt, call your chancery or parish, and while you're at it, please let me know

I am going to celebrate the evening by attending a Brave Combo show in Euless, TX with my best friend Michael. I already have my green shirt on!

There's a lot of discussion about whether people should take advantage of this dispensation. But I think this post by Whispers in the Loggia (again) says it best:

    So there's a bit of weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth out there about all these lax heterodox liberal American bishops granting dispensations for St. Paddy's Day as it's falling on a Lenten Friday.... We can only assume that, by this coin, Fabian Bruskewitz and Tom Olmsted are included in that bunch, as they're giving indults, too.

    But what's the policy on no-meat Fridays in the Land of Pell?

    • The days of fasting and abstinence from meat are Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.

    What a hoot.

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