I don’t know how many of you have heard about the conflict many Catholics find themselves having to deal with, but St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Friday this year, which is a Friday in Lent. Fridays during Lent are conventionally observed by abstaining from eating meat. Obviously many Catholics are also very Irish, and the main dish for such a holiday is Corned Beef and Cabbage. What to do?
Well, aparently the diocese in charge of San Bernadino and Riverside county out here is making an allowance for one to eat meat, but only the parishoners in those counties can eat the meat. LA county is still not allowing it. This is so wrong on so many levels. How can a church take such a hard stand on something and just say, oh, well, you don’t have to follow it this year. But then how could for one group on one side of a county line ‘sin’ by eating meat, but your neighbor on the otherside of the county line can. unbelievable.