Abstinence from Meat

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Family saying grace at table.

Dioceses permit meat on Lent Fridays due to coronavirus

Mar 27, 2020

Several dioceses across the United States have dispensed Catholics from the canonical requirement to abstain from meat on Fridays during... Read more

Open letter asks Pope Francis to adopt vegan diet during Lent

Feb 9, 2019

By Carl Bunderson

An environmental group is asking Pope Francis to abstain from all animal products during Lent, promising a $1 million donation... Read more

Corned beef and cabbage.

Where it's OK to eat corned beef on St. Patrick's Day this Lent

Mar 9, 2017

By Mary Farrow

If you’re an Irish Catholic (or any Catholic) living in the United States, you will need to check with your... Read more

Archbishop Gregory Aymond's letter in response to a request to eat alligator on a Friday in Lent.

Alligator OK to eat on Lenten Fridays, archbishop clarifies

Feb 15, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

Alligator is permissible to eat on Fridays of Lent, the archbishop of New Orleans assured a conscientious parishioner, and his... Read more