Meat on St. Patrick's Day OK in Diocese of Palm Beach, bishop says

Posted at 12:48 PM, Mar 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-17 12:49:32-04

Catholics who want to eat corned beef on St. Patrick's Day can do so without a guilty conscience if they live in the Diocese of Palm Beach.

Fridays during Lent, Catholics 14 and up are required to abstain from meat.

But, Bishop Gerald Barbarito granted a general dispensation from the obligation on Friday, March 17th.

The dispensation covers Catholics in Palm Beach, Martin, Indian River, St. Lucie and Okeechobee Counties.


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