I see this news bit from CNS on the Mexican bishops asking drug dealers to give up violence for Lent. I wonder how effective the request will be. If it doesn’t work this year, I vote for interdict in Lent 2009. Then again, why wait for Lent?
In the thread on Lenten food recipes, Jason asked:
I know this may just be me, but it seems to sort of defeat the point of a practice of abstinence to have a collection of delicious meat-free recipes. Like, I heard about a family that had oysters Rockefeller every Friday.
Why bother? Shouldn’t you feel the pinch a bit?
Why bother indeed. Maybe it’s time the Catholic Church gave up the giving up of meat on Friday. Unless it’s willing to go vegan, I have a suggestion for a replacement: