Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Search Terms: St. Patrick's Day, Lent, Abstinence, Meat - Corned Beef, Dispensation, Indult, Catholic

Apparently, a whole lot of people just can't do without corned beef this Friday, at least if the large number of hits to my posts pertaining to St. Patrick's Day dispensations in various dioceses is any indication.

Because of what seems to be a high level of interest in this subject, I have decided to provide a digest of my posts on this subject:
Catholics in Toledo Diocese Given St. Patrick's Day Dispensation

St. Patrick's Day Dispensations Redux
as well as another blogger's posts on this subject:
Indult Day

Indult Scorecard, Round One

Indult Scorecard, Round Two

Indult Scorecard, Round Three

Round Four

Indult Update: Omaha Reverses

The Indult Watch Spreads

UPDATE (15 March 2006):
Catholic World News also has a roundup.


At 3/15/2006 1:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here in Columbus, Bishop Frederick F. Campbell is being a little more strict.

At 3/15/2006 3:18 PM, Blogger Pro Ecclesia said...

That's pretty hard core, but it's a lot better than the bishops who have dispensed with the obligation altogether or who have substituted some mealy-mouthed "do something good" form of penance.

I think Bishop Blair has found a good balance by moving the obligation to Thursday for those who just have to have their corned beef and cabbage on Friday.

At 3/16/2006 9:24 AM, Blogger Zach said...


Hope you and Sarah and baby are doing well. In Atlanta, Archbishop Gregory just announced a general dispensation "with the recommendation that Catholics should do some penance in place of their being allowed to eat meat on this Lenten Friday." I agree with you--not my favorite solution.


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