A Meaty Dispensation from the Catholic Church St. Patrick's Day is Friday and Lenten rules prohibit Roman Catholics from eating meat on Fridays. But it's no blarney that dozens of bishops across the country have granted a dispensation of that rule for this Friday. So start cooking: Irish Catholics -- and wannabes-- can enjoy the traditional meal of corned beef and cabbage without an extra helping of guilt.
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A Meaty Dispensation from the Catholic Church

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RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good Morning. I'm Renee Montagne. St. Patrick's Day is tomorrow, a Friday, when Lenten rules prohibit Roman Catholics from eating meat. But it's no blarney that dozens of bishops across the country have granted a dispensation of that rule for this Friday, so start cooking. Irish Catholics and wannabes can enjoy the traditional meal of corned beef and cabbage without an extra helping on guild. And don't forget to pick up the green beer.

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