Holy dispensation!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! For those of you who are Catholic, the day happens to fall on a Friday in Lent, but if you’re a resident of the Archdiocese of Washington, fear not! The Cardinal has given us dispensation, freeing us from our obligation to abstain, so go ahead and have that side of bacon with breakfast before going to work or to wait in line at LuLu’s for Kegs and Eggs 7… Of course, the Archdiocese did say that Catholics who take advantage of the dispensation are encouraged to substitute another form of sacrifice, which could be interpreted as giving up the ol’ alcohol for a day. Let’s see, meat or alcohol… I think I’ll drink instead. Cheers!

2 Comments so far

  1. WFY (unregistered) on March 17th, 2006 @ 8:11 am

    Members of the Arlington Diocses have also been grated dispensation:

    Reminder of dispensation granted by Bishop Loverde for Saint Patrick’s Day (March 17):

    Although Roman Catholics over the age of 14 are obliged to abstain from eating meat on the Fridays of Lent, Catholics of the Diocese of Arlington are dispensed from this obligation on March 17, 2006, in observance of Saint Patrick’s Day as long as they choose another day during the week of March 13-18 to abstain.

  2. Don (unregistered) on March 17th, 2006 @ 12:23 pm

    I gave up Catholicism for Lent.

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