Catholics allowed to eat meat on St. Patrick’s Day this Friday
NATIONAL (WTVQ)- With St. Patrick’s Day this Friday, people are preparing and excited to eat traditional foods including corned beef and other savory treats.
However, with the holiday falling on a Friday during Lent this year, Catholics are wondering if they’ll be able to participate in the festivities.
But good news! The church has given “Dispensation” for Saint Patrick’s Day, allowing Catholics to eat meat this Friday.
Dispensation is an exemption from a specific Canon Law.
The Lenten season started on Ash Wednesday, which was March 1st and will end on April 13th, which is Holy Thursday, right before Easter Sunday.