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.
- The days of fasting and abstinence from meat are Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.
But what's the policy on no-meat Fridays in the Land of Pell?
What a hoot.