The Archdioceses of Boston and Dubuque, as well as the Dioceses of Brooklyn, Houma-Thibodeaux, Metuchen, Pittsburgh, and Rochester, have all issued letters stating that Catholics who may find it difficult to obtain other foods are permitted to eat meat on the last two Fridays of Lent. (Catholic News Agency, March 27, 2020)But before you serve up bacon cheeseburgers tonight, check your diocesan website to find out the local policy. In some areas, such as the Archdiocese of Atlanta, the exception is for healthcare workers only. Regardless of whether your archbishop or bishop has suspended the meatless Friday rules, those "who are still able to abstain from meat at this time are encouraged to continue this practice," CNA noted. If your archdiocese or diocese has suspended the rules of abstinence because of the coronavirus, what's on the menu at your house tonight? Grilled cheese on rye with grilled onions. Copyright 2020 Barb Szyszkiewicz. All rights reserved.[/caption]
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