What does the tradition tell us? Have Irish folk dispensed from eating corned beef on a day that always falls within Lent? Have some stooped to eat capybaras and muskrats and even lobster and crab so as to observe Fridays?
The RNS comments are chirpier than I remember, bringing up misogyny, television, and unbelief.
When I take stock of my prayer life, I wonder if I could be praying two sessions a day instead of one. If I were on a silent retreat, it would be four or five.
Are retreat houses more full during these forty days?
Not sure what’s to be done about sporting events taking place during Lent and Holy Week. If a team advances in the basketball tournament, the choices are pretty much Holy Thursday-plus-Holy Saturday or Good Friday and Easter.
(C)oaches in our parishes will complain that CYO games cannot be scheduled on Holy Thursday and Good Friday.
Hmm. A few coaches I knew scheduled practices on those days, especially Friday–no classes to conflict wioth extra training.
Anybody got any answers?