Archbishop William E. Lori has granted a dispensation allowing Catholics in the Archdiocese of Baltimore to eat meat on St. Patrick's Day, which falls on a Lenten day of abstinence in 2017.
This Lent, meat OK’d for St. Patrick’s Day in the Archdiocese of Baltimore
February 23, 2017
By George P. Matysek Jr.
Catholics wishing to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a feast of corned beef and cabbage may still do so this year, even though March 17 falls on a Friday of Lent – a day of abstinence from meat.
Archbishop William E. Lori has granted Catholics in the Archdiocese of Baltimore a dispensation, an exemption, from the obligation to abstain from meat that day. Catholics who take advantage of the dispensation are encouraged to make some other suitable response in lieu of abstaining March 17.
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