Catholics cleared to eat meat on St. Patrick’s Day
ROCHESTER, N.Y. – This year, St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Friday during Lent.
For lovers of corned beef, it poses a dilemma.
But the Diocese of Rochester – as in years past – has granted a dispensation.
Catholics ages 14 and up – dependent upon health – give up meat on Fridays during Lent.
In a letter to the faithful, Bishop Salvatore Matano encourages Catholics to abstain from meat on another day during this week.