Thursday, March 24, 2011

No Obligation to Abstain from Meat Tomorrow. Want to Know Why? Read Below...

The reason the obligation to abstain from meat is dispensed for this Friday is because it is the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord. A solemnity is a more important day than a Friday of Lent. Therefore one is not obligated to abstain from meat. Canon 1251 says:
Can. 1251 Abstinence from meat, or from some other food as determined by the Episcopal Conference, is to be observed on all Fridays, unless a solemnity should fall on a Friday. Abstinence and fasting are to be observed on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.
BTW - did you know that beavers, turtles, otters, manatees, and capybaras are not considered meat either? You can read all about it here.

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