Can you eat St. Patrick’s Day corned beef Lenten Friday
By CBS Chicago Team
March 17, 2023 / 6:41 PM / CBS Chicago
CHICAGO (CBS) — St. Patrick’s Day this year poses a dilemma for many Catholics.
It falls on a Friday during Lent, when the faithful abstain from eating meat, so there’s no celebrating with the traditional corned beef.
You’ll get no dispensation from the Chicago Archdiocese either, but there is a bit of a loophole.
Cardinal Blase Cupich said if Catholics find themselves at an event for the holiday where meat is served, they can substitute another form of penance or perform some act that helps the poor.
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First published on March 17, 2023 / 6:41 PM
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